In Local 6 area, 8 of 13 members of Congress are millionaires
The base salary for members of Congress is $174,000, but a Center for Responsive Politics analysis of lawmakers’ 2014 personal finance disclosures shows eight of the 13 federal legislators in the Local 6 area are millionaires.
The analysis shows Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker as our richest member of Congress. He’s worth about an estimated $45.4 million.
Next on our list Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill at around $24.9 million, followed by Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell at around $22.1 million and Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander at around $13 million.
Last on our list are Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk at $440,000 and Illinois Rep. Mike Bost at $430,000.
Here are the federal lawmakers in he Local 6 area, with their rank in the Center for Responsive Politics’ analysis and their average net worth. To see the full list of federal lawmakers’ financial disclosures, click here. The list also includes estimated minimum net worth.
|24||Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.||$45,475,031|
|37||Sen. Clair McCaskill, D-Mo.||$24,930,618|
|41||Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.||$22,164,529|
|61||Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.||$13,221,018|
|119||Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.||$4,637,011|
|130||Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky.||$4,068,538|
|199||Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.||$2,151,963|
|256||Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.||$1,193,018|
|304||Rep. Stephen Fincher, R-Tenn.||$750,000|
|328||Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill.||$633,504|
|346||Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo.||$566,011|
|363||Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.||$441,503|
|370||Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill.||$431,509|