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Here's How Rich Every US Senator Is

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Nobody goes into the public sector to make a fortune, yet Capitol Hill is crowded with millionaires. About half of all U.S. senators are estimated to have a net worth of at least a million dollars. Meanwhile, the typical American household is worth about $109,000

A well-heeled legislative branch is not a new phenomenon. In the first few years of American independence, government officials, who were generally well-off to begin with, were not paid for their public service.

Today, U.S. senators are paid a salary of $174,000 per year — more than triple the average wage across all American workers of $51,960 — and higher than the median earnings of even the highest paying jobs in America. Senate majority and minority leaders make even more — $193,400 annually. Lawmakers’ salaries do not include benefits like staff and travel allowances, which average more than $3 million per senator.

24/7 Wall St. reviewed the estimated net worth of U.S. senators from Roll Call, a Capitol Hill news outlet, to identify how much each state’s senators are worth. Net worth figures are rounded estimates derived from financial disclosure forms filed in 2018 and are not necessarily comprehensive or exact. 

While being wealthy is not a precondition to running for national office, it certainly does not hurt. Campaigning comes with a number of practical burdens related to time and money that working-class Americans have more trouble shouldering than wealthier ones. Wealthy Americans are also more likely to be well connected, acquainted with powerful business leaders and other affluent individuals — and those connections can prove critical for campaign fundraising. 

Exactly how the wealthiest senators amassed their fortune varies. Many launched their political careers after a lucrative stint in the private sector. Others married into wealthy families. And some senators are not wealthy at all, and Roll Call estimates that their liabilities outweigh their assets. 

Small personal fortunes are not limited to the legislative branch of the U.S. Government. Many U.S. presidents have also had net worths in the million and even billion dollar range. This is the net worth of every U.S. President, from Washington to Trump.

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Alabama: Doug Jones
> Est. net worth: $1.0 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2018
> Current term ends: 2021

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Alabama: Richard C. Shelby
> Est. net worth: $3.2 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 1987
> Current term ends: 2023

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Alaska: Dan Sullivan
> Est. net worth: $1.4 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2015
> Current term ends: 2021

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Alaska: Lisa Murkowski
> Est. net worth: $900,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2002
> Current term ends: 2023

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Arizona: Kyrsten Sinema
> Est. net worth: NA
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2019
> Current term ends: 2025

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Arizona: Martha McSally
> Est. net worth: N/A
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2019
> Current term ends: 2023

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Arkansas: John Boozman
> Est. net worth: $600,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2011
> Current term ends: 2023

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Arkansas: Tom Cotton
> Est. net worth: $200,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2015
> Current term ends: 2021

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California: Dianne Feinstein
> Est. net worth: $58.5 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 1992
> Current term ends: 2025

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California: Kamala D. Harris
> Est. net worth: $400,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2017
> Current term ends: 2023

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Colorado: Michael F. Bennet
> Est. net worth: $6.6 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2009
> Current term ends: 2023

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Colorado: Cory Gardner
> Est. net worth: Liabilities roughly equal to assets
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2015
> Current term ends: 2021

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Connecticut: Richard Blumenthal
> Est. net worth: $70.0 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2011
> Current term ends: 2023

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Connecticut: Christopher Murphy
> Est. net worth: -$700,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2013
> Current term ends: 2025

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Delaware: Christopher A. Coons
> Est. net worth: $4.8 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2010
> Current term ends: 2021

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Delaware: Thomas R. Carper
> Est. net worth: $2.7 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2001
> Current term ends: 2025

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Florida: Rick Scott
> Est. net worth: N/A
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2019
> Current term ends: 2025

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Florida: Marco Rubio
> Est. net worth: -$400,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2011
> Current term ends: 2023

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Georgia: David Perdue
> Est. net worth: $15.8 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2015
> Current term ends: 2021

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Georgia: Johnny Isakson
> Est. net worth: $9.7 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2005
> Current term ends: 2023

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Hawaii: Mazie K. Hirono
> Est. net worth: $1.4 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2013
> Current term ends: 2025

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Hawaii: Brian Schatz
> Est. net worth: -$500,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2012
> Current term ends: 2023

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Idaho: James E. Risch
> Est. net worth: $15.6 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2009
> Current term ends: 2021

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Idaho: Mike Crapo
> Est. net worth: $400,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 1999
> Current term ends: 2023

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Illinois: Richard J. Durbin
> Est. net worth: $1.2 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 1997
> Current term ends: 2021

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Illinois: Tammy Duckworth
> Est. net worth: $100,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2017
> Current term ends: 2023

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Indiana: Mike Braun
> Est. net worth: N/A
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2019
> Current term ends: 2025

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Indiana: Todd Young
> Est. net worth: -$800,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2017
> Current term ends: 2023

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Iowa: Chuck Grassley
> Est. net worth: $1.9 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 1981
> Current term ends: 2023

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Iowa: Joni Ernst
> Est. net worth: -$300,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2015
> Current term ends: 2021

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Kansas: Pat Roberts
> Est. net worth: $1.9 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 1997
> Current term ends: 2021

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Kansas: Jerry Moran
> Est. net worth: $900,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2011
> Current term ends: 2023

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Kentucky: Mitch McConnell
> Est. net worth: $10.4 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 1985
> Current term ends: 2021

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Kentucky: Rand Paul
> Est. net worth: $500,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2011
> Current term ends: 2023

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Louisiana: John Kennedy
> Est. net worth: $6.4 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2017
> Current term ends: 2023

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Louisiana: Bill Cassidy
> Est. net worth: $200,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2015
> Current term ends: 2021

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Maine: Angus S. King Jr.
> Est. net worth: $3.8 million
> Party affiliation: Independent
> Assumed office: 2013
> Current term ends: 2025

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Maine: Susan M. Collins
> Est. net worth: $1.7 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 1997
> Current term ends: 2021

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Maryland: Benjamin L. Cardin
> Est. net worth: $1.5 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2007
> Current term ends: 2025

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Maryland: Chris Van Hollen
> Est. net worth: -$100,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2017
> Current term ends: 2023

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Massachusetts: Elizabeth Warren
> Est. net worth: $4.7 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2013
> Current term ends: 2025

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Massachusetts: Edward J. Markey
> Est. net worth: $900,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2013
> Current term ends: 2021

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Michigan: Gary C. Peters
> Est. net worth: $1.7 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2015
> Current term ends: 2021

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Michigan: Debbie Stabenow
> Est. net worth: -$600,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2001
> Current term ends: 2025

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Minnesota: Tina Smith
> Est. net worth: N/A
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2018
> Current term ends: 2021

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Minnesota: Amy Klobuchar
> Est. net worth: $600,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2007
> Current term ends: 2025

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Mississippi: Cindy Hyde-Smith
> Est. net worth: N/A
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2018
> Current term ends: 2021

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Mississippi: Roger F. Wicker
> Est. net worth: $100,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2007
> Current term ends: 2025

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Missouri: Josh Hawley
> Est. net worth: N/A
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2019
> Current term ends: 2025

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Missouri: Roy Blunt
> Est. net worth: $2.1 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2011
> Current term ends: 2023

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Montana: Steve Daines
> Est. net worth: $6.9 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2015
> Current term ends: 2021

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Montana: Jon Tester
> Est. net worth: $1.3 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2007
> Current term ends: 2025

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Nebraska: Deb Fischer
> Est. net worth: $1.1 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2013
> Current term ends: 2025

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Nebraska: Ben Sasse
> Est. net worth: $700,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2015
> Current term ends: 2021

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Nevada: Jacky Rosen
> Est. net worth: N/A
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2019
> Current term ends: 2025

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Nevada: Catherine Cortez Masto
> Est. net worth: $1.0 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2017
> Current term ends: 2023

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New Hampshire: Jeanne Shaheen
> Est. net worth: $2.5 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2009
> Current term ends: 2021

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New Hampshire: Margaret Wood Hassan
> Est. net worth: $1.7 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2017
> Current term ends: 2023

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New Jersey: Cory A. Booker
> Est. net worth: $700,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2013
> Current term ends: 2021

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New Jersey: Robert Menendez
> Est. net worth: $300,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2006
> Current term ends: 2025

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New Mexico: Tom Udall
> Est. net worth: $1.2 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2009
> Current term ends: 2021

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New Mexico: Martin Heinrich
> Est. net worth: -$200,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2013
> Current term ends: 2025

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New York: Charles E. Schumer
> Est. net worth: $500,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 1999
> Current term ends: 2023

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New York: Kirsten E. Gillibrand
> Est. net worth: $300,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2009
> Current term ends: 2025

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North Carolina: Thom Tillis
> Est. net worth: $3.5 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2015
> Current term ends: 2021

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North Carolina: Richard Burr
> Est. net worth: $1.7 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2005
> Current term ends: 2023

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North Dakota: Kevin Cramer
> Est. net worth: N/A
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2019
> Current term ends: 2025

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North Dakota: John Hoeven
> Est. net worth: $17.9 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2011
> Current term ends: 2023

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Ohio: Rob Portman
> Est. net worth: $8.6 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2011
> Current term ends: 2023

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Ohio: Sherrod Brown
> Est. net worth: $200,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2007
> Current term ends: 2025

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Oklahoma: James M. Inhofe
> Est. net worth: $4.5 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 1994
> Current term ends: 2021

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Oklahoma: James Lankford
> Est. net worth: Liabilities roughly equal to assets
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2015
> Current term ends: 2023

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Oregon: Ron Wyden
> Est. net worth: $4.7 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 1996
> Current term ends: 2023

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Oregon: Jeff Merkley
> Est. net worth: $2.0 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2009
> Current term ends: 2021

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Pennsylvania: Patrick J. Toomey
> Est. net worth: $1.1 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2011
> Current term ends: 2023

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Pennsylvania: Robert P. Casey Jr.
> Est. net worth: $100,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2007
> Current term ends: 2025

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Rhode Island: Sheldon Whitehouse
> Est. net worth: $3.1 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2007
> Current term ends: 2025

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Rhode Island: Jack Reed
> Est. net worth: -$200,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 1997
> Current term ends: 2021

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South Carolina: Lindsey Graham
> Est. net worth: $100,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2003
> Current term ends: 2021

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South Carolina: Tim Scott
> Est. net worth: -$600,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2013
> Current term ends: 2023

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South Dakota: Mike Rounds
> Est. net worth: $3.7 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2015
> Current term ends: 2021

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South Dakota: John Thune
> Est. net worth: $100,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2005
> Current term ends: 2023

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Tennessee: Marsha Blackburn
> Est. net worth: N/A
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2019
> Current term ends: 2025

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Tennessee: Lamar Alexander
> Est. net worth: $5.0 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2003
> Current term ends: 2021

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Texas: John Cornyn
> Est. net worth: Liabilities roughly equal to assets
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2002
> Current term ends: 2021

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Texas: Ted Cruz
> Est. net worth: $200,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2013
> Current term ends: 2025

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Utah: Mitt Romney
> Est. net worth: N/A
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2019
> Current term ends: 2025

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Utah: Mike Lee
> Est. net worth: $100,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2011
> Current term ends: 2023

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Vermont: Bernard Sanders
> Est. net worth: Liabilities roughly equal to assets
> Party affiliation: Independent
> Assumed office: 2007
> Current term ends: 2025

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Vermont: Patrick J. Leahy
> Est. net worth: -$300,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 1975
> Current term ends: 2023

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Virginia: Mark R. Warner
> Est. net worth: $90.2 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2009
> Current term ends: 2021

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Virginia: Tim Kaine
> Est. net worth: $700,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2013
> Current term ends: 2025

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Washington: Maria Cantwell
> Est. net worth: $800,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2001
> Current term ends: 2025

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Washington: Patty Murray
> Est. net worth: $700,000
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 1993
> Current term ends: 2023

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West Virginia: Joe Manchin III
> Est. net worth: $3.3 million
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2010
> Current term ends: 2025

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West Virginia: Shelley Moore Capito
> Est. net worth: $400,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2015
> Current term ends: 2021

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Wisconsin: Ron Johnson
> Est. net worth: $10.4 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2011
> Current term ends: 2023

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Wisconsin: Tammy Baldwin
> Est. net worth: $200,00
> Party affiliation: Democratic
> Assumed office: 2013
> Current term ends: 2025

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Wyoming: John Barrasso
> Est. net worth: $2.7 million
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 2007
> Current term ends: 2025

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Wyoming: Michael B. Enzi
> Est. net worth: $500,000
> Party affiliation: Republican
> Assumed office: 1997
> Current term ends: 2021

Methodology

Data on the net worth of U.S. senators was compiled by Capitol Hill news outlet, Roll Call. Net worth figures are rounded estimates derived from financial disclosure forms filed in 2018. Financial disclosure forms are not necessarily comprehensive or exact. Net worth estimates do not necessarily include the value of the listed senator’s home. Personal net worth for senators who only recently took office could not be calculated as they have yet to file disclosure paperwork. 

The year each senator took office, when they are up next for reelection, and party affiliation came directly from the U.S. Senate website.

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