San Diego-based Rep. Darrell Issa tops list of richest members of Congress

San Diego-based Rep. Darrell Issa tops list of richest members of Congress
Posted at 12:27 PM, Mar 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-05 15:27:54-05

(KGTV) - Outgoing San Diego-based Rep. Darrell Issa is the wealthiest member of Congress, with a net worth that is about $150 million more than the second lawmaker on the list, according to data compiled by online publication Roll Call.

The 49th Congressional District Republican, who earlier this year announced he would not seek re-election, has a minimum net worth of $283.3 million based on Roll Call's data.

Roll Call's published statistics are based on reviews of lawmakers' annual financial disclosure reports. In many instances, Roll Call also lists how each lawmaker has earned their money.

Following Issa on the list is Montana GOP Rep. Greg Gianforte with a net worth of $135.7 million. According to Roll Call, Gianforte sold his software business to Oracle in 2012 for $1.5 billion.

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Roll Call's top 5 richest members of Congress:

1. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California): $283.3 million minimum net worth
2. Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Montana): $135.7 million
3. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colorado): $122.6 million
4. Rep. Dave Trott (R-Michigan): $119.1 million
5. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas): $113 million

California has 55 congressional lawmakers on Roll Call's list, with 20 of them considered millionaires.

The top 5 richest California lawmakers in Congress:

1. GOP Rep. Darrell Issa: $283.3 million minimum net worth
2. (10th overall) Dem. Sen. Dianne Feinstein: $58.5 million
3. (17th overall) Dem. 52nd District Rep. Scott Peters: $32 million
4. (23rd overall) Dem. 17th District Rep. Ro Khanna: $27 million
5. (30th overall) Dem. Rep. Nancy Pelosi: $16 million

When it comes to San Diego-based congressional leaders, Issa -- again -- tops the list. He's followed by Peters, Democratic 51st District Rep. Juan Vargas ($1.7 million minimum net worth) and Democratic 53rd District Rep. Susan Davis ($1.2 million).

California has the richest congressional member but also its poorest, based on Roll Call's statistics. Republican Rep. David Valadao, who represents the state's 21st District, has a minimum net worth of -$17.5 million.

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