For the first time in history, most members of Congress are millionaires. That’s according to a new analysis of personal financial disclosure data by the Center for Responsive Politics (aka

The millionaires include Sen. Mazie Hirono and Rep. Colleen HanabusaHirono’s net worth is between $1.4 million to $3.6 million, ranking her 52nd wealthiest in the 100-member Senate. Hanabusa’s net worth is between $1.4 million and $3.1 million, ranking her 138th in the 435-member House of Representatives.

Sen. Brian Schatz‘s net worth is between $135,000 to $500,000, ranking him 89th in the Senate. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard‘s net worth is between $45,000 to $777,000, ranking her 292nd in the House. 

Of 534 current members of Congress, at least 268 had an average net worth of $1 million or more in 2012, according to disclosures filed last year by all members of Congress and candidates,” OpenSecrets reports. “The median net worth for the 530 current lawmakers who were in Congress as of the May filing deadline was $1,008,767 — an increase from the previous year when it was $966,000.”

The richest member of Congress was Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), with an average net worth of $464 million in 2012. The least wealthy member was Rep. David Valadao (R-Calif.), with an average net worth of negative $12.1.


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