So, NBC provides us
with a list of the 15 richest members of Congress, and if you were already feeling stressed about your financial situation before reading these words, we advise you to go no further.
For brevity's sake, we'll list only the the top 5. Not taking the typical route of counting up, but rather down, let's begin with the nation's wealthiest politico:
1. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas
: Net worth ~ $305.46 million
2. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass
: Net worth ~ $198.65 million
3. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif
: Net worth ~ $140.55 million
4. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va
: Net worth ~ $85.81 million
5. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va
Net worth ~ $83.08 million
For the complete list, go here
Despite the GOP's reputation for having a monopoly on financial bigwigs, the list actually leans Democrat, with 9 of the 15 belonging to team blue - among a group that in its entirety belongs to team well-in-the-black.