How Five of the Richest U.S. Congressman Grew Their Fortunes
As of 2012, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, the median net worth for a U.S. Senator was $2.8 million -- which is a whopping three times as much as the median number for members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The five Congressman that'll be discussed today, however, have an average net worth of nearly $150 million.
Many of today's wealthiest politicians have married into or inherited their wealth. But that's far from the case for this fab five.
While each Congressman would almost surely admit that luck and good fortune was on their side, it would be naive to believe these individuals are anything other than extremely hardworking and incredibly savvy businessmen.
With the help of the Center for Responsive Politics, I have compiled some of the most compelling entrepreneurial stories our Congress has to offer. The short glimpses into the past of these five ultra-rich politicians can be found in the slideshow below.
I Just Robbed Wall Street
The one sure way to get wealthy is to invest in a groundbreaking company that goes on to dominate a multi-billion dollar industry. Our analysts have done it before with the likes of Amazon and Netflix. And now they think they've done it again with three stock picks that they believe could generate the same type of phenomenal returns. They've revealed these picks in a new free report that you can download instantly by clicking here now.
The article How Five of the Richest U.S. Congressman Grew Their Fortunes originally appeared on Fool.com.
Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
Copyright © 1995 - 2014 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.