Ah, politics—the age-old dance of diplomacy and power. But beneath the facade of public service, a game of high stakes and even higher net worths is played.
Who are the wealthiest politicians currently gracing the hallowed halls of the US government? Let’s pull back the curtain and take a peek.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is not only the wealthiest politician in office but also one of the richest people in the country, with a net worth of $3,500,000,000. His wealth comes from his family’s conglomerate, the Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
Mr. Pritzker founded New World, a venture capital firm. The firm specializes in investing in IT and software companies. Additionally, he oversees the management of the Pritzker Group, a private equity and venture capital firm.
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has a net worth of roughly $470,000,000. He made his fortune as a partner at global investment firm The Carlyle Group.
Utah Senator Mitt Romney has a net worth of $300,000,000. He amassed his wealth by working for Bain Capital, a private equity firm, and investing in real estate.
Florida Senator Rick Scott has a net worth of $300,000,000. He made his fortune as the CEO of a healthcare company, Columbia Hospital Corporation.
Virginia senior Senator Mark Warner’s net worth is $215,000,000. He co-founded the venture capital firm Columbia Capital and made his fortune through investments in technology and telecommunications.
Montana Governor Greg Gianforte has a net worth of $135,000,000. His wealth comes from being an entrepreneur in startups, including RightNow Technologies, one of Bozeman’s largest employers.
Nancy Pelosi presently serves as the representative for California’s 11th congressional district, encompassing most of San Francisco. Her net worth is $120,000,000, primarily from her husband’s property holdings, mutual funds, and stocks (including high-performing stocks like Slack, Tesla, Disney, Visa, Salesforce, PayPal, Alphabet, Facebook, and Netflix). She also earns a hefty salary as a politician and has served in Congress since 1987.
Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal has a net worth of $85,000,000. His wealth is mostly from his wife, who earned money from hedge funds, stocks, and real estate.
Roger Williams, the representative from Texas’ 25th congressional district, has a net worth of $67,400,000. His wealth comes from starting and running businesses.
Representative from Florida’s 16th congressional district, Vern Buchanan, has a net worth of $44,000,000. He made his fortune as the owner of several car dealerships.
Another new face in Congress, Jay Obernolte, has a net worth of $39,300,000. The California representative has made his wealth as a video game developer and business owner.
Maryland’s 6th congressional district representative, David Trone, comes in with a net worth of $32,900,000. Much of his wealth comes from his business, Total Wine & More, where he is the co-owner.
Next is Virginia 8th district Congressman Don Beyer, whose net worth is $29,800,000. Beyer is a major auto dealer in the Washington, DC, area.
Rep. Kathy Manning is representing North Carolina’s Sixth Congressional District. She holds key positions on various committees, including the Education and Labor Committee, the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Global Counterterrorism Subcommittee. Kathy Manning has a net worth of $27,200,000.
The 61-year-old congressman from Oklahoma’s 1st congressional district amassed his fortune through multiple businesses such as McDonald’s franchises, banking, real estate, manufacturing, and sports. His estimated net worth is $26,800,000.
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