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Thursday, October 23, 2014

What Are Your Political Leaders' Net Worth?

So how much is your political leader worth?

Its hard to come to terms with our leaders being for the most part so wealthy yet calling themselves 'public servants' when most have the financial means to buy and sell us many times over..

When looking over this list, keep in mind the average median net worth for Americans based on 2007 figures is $120,300 and that figure was compiled before the ongoing recession-depression
All information on net worth comes from OpenSecrets.org and based on 2012 figures

President Obama:  $4,366,507

VP Joe Biden: - $274,488  as in minus..

** We double checked this from other sources since it seemed so shocking someone in public office for 40 years would have nothing to show for it but after counting assets vs liabilities, the following figure is accurate..  nearly minus $300k net worth
Sec of State John Kerry:  $236,592,307  

According to GlobalRichList.org, Kerry is the 7,763rd wealthiest person on Earth!!   It pays to marry into money i.e. the Heinz family fortune

Former Sec of State Hillary Clinton:  $15,349,503

Whoever knew being First Lady, Senator then serving in the President's cabinet paid That well..

Sec of Def. Chuck Hagel:  $4,482,508

Former Atty Gen Eric Holder:  Approx $6 million (2011 figures)
House Speaker John Boehner (R):  $3,924,561

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D):  $87,997,030

Senate Maj Leader Harry Reid (D):  $4,372,030

Senate Min. Leader Mitch McConnell (R):  $22,841,026
Sen. Elizabeth Warren - Mass. (D): $6,990,514

Sen. Charles Schumer - NY (D):  $702,009

Sen. Rand Paul - KY (R):  $398,003

Sen. Lindsay Graham - SC (R):  $697,000

Sen. Diane Feinstein- CA (D):  $68,446,779
Supreme Court Justice John Roberts:  Approx $4.5 million

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:  Approx $3 million

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas:  Approx $1 million

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:  Approx $15 million
Here are the net worth of some members of President Bush's cabinet.. All figures are from 2008

Former President George W. Bush:  $9,495,018

Former VP Dick Cheney:  $30 million approx

Former Sec of State Condolezza Rice:  About $1.5 million approx

Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson:  $125mil approx.

Once again, all income info came from OpenSecrets.org so check the site out if you want to look up your elected officials