Who are the wealthiest on Capitol Hill. The Hill newspaper, which covers Congress, released its 2012 list, based on financial disclosure forms. Here are the top 30 of The Hills’s list, in descending order of reported wealth.
1. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) — $355.4 million The wealthiest member of Congress is also its busiest watchdog. Issa made much of his money through the popular Viper anti-car-theft system and has much of his wealth in huge investment funds now, reports the Hill. Methodology for this list: Using the low figures on a range in the federal disclosure forms for separate assets and liabilities, if more exact financial statements are not available. Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency Buy Photo