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Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the wealthiest of them all?

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It’s no secret that members of Congress are wealthy, but who’s the wealthiest?

The top spot goes to the congressional watchdog who’s been leading the investigations on Benghazi and the IRS, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., (who also rocks at Instagram) with a net worth of $355 million. Issa made his fortune as co-founder of the company that made the Viper car alarm system.

Of the top 50 wealthiest members, 29 are Republicans. Thirty-seven of the wealthiest come from the House of Representatives.

To be among the top 50 wealthiest members of Congress, one needs a net worth of at least $6.5 million (that’s the net worth of Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., number 50 on the list).

Most of the top 2016 contenders missed the top 50, according to The Hill. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., reported an income of $2.3 million; Sen. Ted Cruz’s, R-Texas, net worth stood at $1.5 million; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is worth $455,000 and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., reported a negative net worth of $190,000. Ouch!

You can view the top 50 here.

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Ashe Schow

Commentary Writer
The Washington Examiner