Money and power tend to go hand in hand, so it’s easy to assume all members of Congress are sitting atop vast personal fortunes. For many, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Cash-strapped U.S. senators and representatives from both political parties aren’t exactly poverty-stricken, but they’re certainly not well off. And with 2018 being an election year, you might want to know what’s going on.
Click through to see which Congress members you might think are rich are not so financially successful.
Unless otherwise noted, financial data was provided by Roll Call. Data is based on filings by U.S. senators and members of the House before beginning their service in the 115th Congress on Jan. 3, 2017.