That's Rich

Senate Holds 54 Millionaires

More than half of U.S. Senators are millionaires—at least 54 members—according to financial disclosure forms reviewed by Roll Call. Four other senators missed the millionaires' club by less than $100,000. Most senators also saw their fortunes grow in 2009—a tumultuous economic year. Sen. John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts, is still the richest lawmaker. He's worth $188.37 million. But the financial reports can be strange: Sen. Herb Kohl, Democrat of Wisconsin, one of the richest members, comes out as the poorest lawmaker—with net worth listed at negative $4.64 million—because of liabilities associated with his ownership of an NBA team.