It is public knowledge that most of America’s most powerful politicians are also quite wealthy. But very few people know exactly how wealthy those leaders, policymakers, and administrators are. Several members of Congress (and the current U.S. President) rank among the richest Americans!
It is normal to be curious about where exactly where their interests lay: with the people they’ve been elected to protect, or with their bank accounts? Peruse to learn about the richest American politicians currently shaping our national identity.
Below is a list of the richest politicians in the United States and a little background check including their net worth
Florida’s representative to the House, Vern Buchanan got his wealth from car dealerships, a jet business, and even the Sarasota Ritz-Carlton. He then joined politics, gaining the approval of then-President George W. Bush. A fundraiser hosted by Dick Cheney led to a successful campaign.
Buchanan faced much scrutiny by the House Ethics Committee over alleged failure to disclose his finances. These issues multiplied when several previous employees sued Buchanan for hiring undocumented immigrants and consumer fraud. Buchanan was eventually cleared of charges on grounds of insufficient evidence. He’s worth a little over $75 Million