That didn’t take long. Bushy-tailed Republican veep candidate Paul Ryan paid a tax rate of 20 percent in 2011 and 15.9 percent in 2010, according to tax returns the campaign gave the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The percentage was based on Ryan and his wife’s 2010 income of about $215,000 and $323,000 in 2011. While about half of that came from his congressional salary, much of Ryan’s investment money comes from his wife. Ryan has assets of $2.1 million to $7.8 million—which includes a trust valued from $1 million to $5 million. The trust is from his wife's inheritance of her mother's estate. His net worth exceeds $4 million.