Montana Representative Steve Daines is one of the richest members of Congress, according to a new report. Daines came in at number 41 with an estimated worth of between $4.6 million and nearly $23 million.
Prior to Daines, former MT congressman Dennis Rehberg was the 24th-wealthiest member with a net worth ranging from about $6.6 million and nearly $56.2 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group in Washington, D.C.
On average however, incoming freshman like Daines are wealthier than the incumbents.
Meanwhile, the most recent numbers available from the U.S. Census show that the median net worth of the typical American household is $66,740.
The Center for Responsive Politics also released the top corporations that members of congress invest in. They include these among the top ten:
|General Electric (former ALEC member)|
|Procter & Gamble (former ALEC member)|
|Microsoft Corp (ALEC member)|
|Exxon Mobil (ALEC member)|
|Pfizer Inc (ALEC member)|
|Verizon Communications (ALEC member)|
|AT&T Inc (ALEC member)|
|Intel Corp (former ALEC member)|