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Richest Member of Congress in Each State

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Politics is no way to get rich. At least, not if you’re doing it right. However, being rich — from a spouse or your career before public service — certainly makes things a lot easier. And while some of America’s politicians have a net worth that’s no higher than most, plenty of others clearly have either had a lot of success in other parts of their life.

Fortunately for you, every member of congress has to make annual filings on their finances to ensure they aren’t misusing their office, and GOBankingRates has gone through them to determine which politicians are among the wealthiest. The financial filings aren’t precise — assets and liabilities are reported as a range — but the study estimates their net worth by taking the mid-point of the highest and lowest possible results.

So, is your state more like Virginia, where the wealthiest politician Mark Warner can boast over $200 million in estimated net worth? Or New Mexico, where Tom Udall’s net worth of just over half a million tops everyone? Here’s a closer look at which state’s richest politician is the, well, richest.

Last updated: Aug. 25, 2020

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Alabama

  • Member of Congress: Richard C. Shelby
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $19,145,013

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Alaska

  • Member of Congress: Dan Sullivan
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $2,372,519

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Arizona

  • Member of Congress: Tom O’Halleran
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $6,288,005

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Arkansas

  • Member of Congress: French Hill
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $7,035,033

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California

  • Member of Congress: Nancy Pelosi
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $114,662,521

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Colorado

  • Member of Congress: Michael Bennet
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $15,706,014

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Connecticut

  • Member of Congress: Jim Himes
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $7,262,522

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Delaware

  • Member of Congress: Lisa Blunt Rochester
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $10,692,546

Florida

  • Member of Congress: Vernon Buchanan
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $157,169,056

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Georgia

  • Member of Congress: Richard W Allen
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $52,127,525

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Hawaii

  • Member of Congress: Mazie K. Hirono
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $4,339,019

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Idaho

  • Member of Congress: James E. Risch
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $41,807,024

Illinois

  • Member of Congress: Brad Schneider
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $27,159,082

Indiana

  • Member of Congress: Susan Brooks
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $3,428,519

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Iowa

  • Member of Congress: Chuck Grassley
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $7,550,075

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Kansas

  • Member of Congress: Roger Marshall
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $7,264,049

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Kentucky

  • Member of Congress: Mitch McConnell
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $34,137,534

Louisiana

  • Member of Congress: Ralph Abraham
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $12,370,524

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Maine

  • Member of Congress: Chellie Pingree
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $9,938,006

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Maryland

  • Member of Congress: Jamie Raskin
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $4,162,036

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Massachusetts

  • Member of Congress: Joe Kennedy III
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $46,546,606

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Michigan

  • Member of Congress: Paul Mitchell
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $179,610,071

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Minnesota

  • Member of Congress: Collin Peterson
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $4,241,504

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Mississippi

  • Member of Congress: Cindy Hyde-Smith
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $4,175,541

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Missouri

  • Member of Congress: Ann L. Wagner
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $11,055,565

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Montana

  • Member of Congress: Greg Gianforte
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $189,334,335

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Nebraska

  • Member of Congress: Ben Sasse
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $2,788,007

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Nevada

  • Member of Congress: Catherine Cortez Masto
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $4,601,020

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New Hampshire

  • Member of Congress: Jeanne Shaheen
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $3,823,005

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New Jersey

  • Member of Congress: Josh Gottheimer
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $8,935,664

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New Mexico

  • Member of Congress: Tom Udall
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $1,985,515

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New York

  • Member of Congress: Chris Jacobs
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $31,950,000

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North Carolina

  • Member of Congress: Thom Tillis
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $10,966,045

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North Dakota

  • Member of Congress: John Hoeven
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $46,689,569

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Ohio

  • Member of Congress: Rob Portman
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $10,827,545

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Oklahoma

  • Member of Congress: Kevin Hern
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $60,979,615

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Oregon

  • Member of Congress: Earl Blumenauer
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $12,561,042

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Pennsylvania

  • Member of Congress: Mike Kelly
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $12,419,056

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Rhode Island

  • Member of Congress: Sheldon Whitehouse
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $7,443,628

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South Carolina

  • Member of Congress: Ralph Norman
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $43,398,070

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South Dakota

  • Member of Congress: Mike Rounds
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $4,532,031

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Tennessee

  • Member of Congress: Lamar Alexander
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $25,919,044

Texas

  • Member of Congress: Roger Williams
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $66,980,026

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Utah

  • Member of Congress: John Curtis
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $7,860,050

Vermont

  • Member of Congress: Peter Welch
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $5,567,564

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Virginia

  • Member of Congress: Mark Warner
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $214,092,575

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Washington

  • Member of Congress: Suzan DelBene
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $79,361,042

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West Virginia

  • Member of Congress: Joe Manchin
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Democrat
  • Estimated net worth: $7,623,534

Wisconsin

  • Member of Congress: Ron Johnson
  • Chamber: Senate
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $39,233,507

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Wyoming

  • Member of Congress: Liz Cheney
  • Chamber: House
  • Party: Republican
  • Estimated net worth: $14,710,513

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Methodology: To find the richest member of Congress in each state, GOBankingRates analyzed data from the Center for Responsive Politics on each member of the 116th Congress’ 2018 financial disclosure form. GOBankingRates identified the representative in each state with the highest net worth, calculated as the average of their minimum and maximum possible net worths. Net worths are estimated in this way due to the ranged nature of disclosure form asset and liability value estimates. All data was collected on and up to date as of Aug. 19, 2020.