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
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
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 Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D): $87,997,030
Senate Min. Leader Mitch McConnell (R): $22,841,026
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 Antonin Scalia: Approx $3 million
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: Approx $1 million
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Approx $15 million
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