The minimum net worth of Minnesota's congressional representatives last year ranges from Sen. Al Franken's fat $2.9 million stockpile to Reps. John Kline, Betty McCollum, and Keith Ellison, who all reportedly have a negative net worth.
The researchers at RollCall.com have tracked the yearly financial disclosure forms submitted by every member of the Senate and House of Representatives since 1990, using the data to compile an annual report on politicians' net worth.
Overall, Minnesota's politicians landed somewhere in the middle in the latest report, released in October. Five ranked above the median lawmaker's net worth of $456,522 and five slotted below. Franken, who led the Minnesotan caucus by a large margin, barely cracked the top 100, coming in at #90 with just under $3 million to his name.
Roll Call found that the cumulative wealth of Congress jumped more than $150 million since the last annual report, clocking in at a cool $2.1 billion. And just like the general public wealth is concentrated at the top; the five richest politicians hold nearly 40 percent of the combined minimum net worth of Congress.
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