Rabu, 03 Februari 2010

Average Wealth of Congress


Average Wealth of Congress

In the US Congress, 237 members are millionaires. This is even after declining of the wealth of all the Americans in USA.

According to Huffington Post:

According to a study of personal financial disclosure reports by the CRP, the median wealth of members of Congress dropped nearly 5 percent in 2008 compared to the previous year.

Don't feel sorry for them: Despite the drop, 237 members of Congress are still millionaires.

Senators' median worth currently stands at $1.79 million, down from $2.27 million the year before. House members' current median income is $622,254, down from $724,258 in 2007. Fifty lawmakers have an estimated wealth of at least $10 million.

"Generally speaking, members of Congress are wealthy by comparison with the vast majority of Americans. That doesn't mean they're immune to the effects of this ailing economy -- they're not," said Sheila Krumholz, the CRP's executive director, in a statement. "But they are much better positioned to withstand financial pressures than the people they represent."

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