Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl is among the wealthiest members of the U.S. Congress. The Center for Responsive Politics reports that while it is difficult to gauge what a lawmaker is worth based on what they file because the disclosure forms do not require exact values, they calculate that the Milwaukee Bucks owner has a net worth of around $215 million.
While that makes Democrat Kohl the richest member of the U.S. Senate, he’s not the richest member of Congress: two House members from California, Republican Darrell Issa and Democrat Jane Harman, are worth more. With an estimated net worth of approximately $83,000, Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold is sixth from the bottom in the U.S. Senate. The new report by also says there are 237 millionaires serving in the House and Senate, or forty four percent of all lawmakers in Washington.