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Who are The One Percent in America?

The number of Americans who are millionaires is about one percent of the population. –NPR

Of the 435 members of the House, 244 current members of Congress are millionaires. Here is a list of the 20 wealthiest current members of Congress and their average net worth, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, based on their financial reports covering calendar year 2009.

1. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) ………. $303 million
2. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) …………. $238 million
3. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) ………….. $174 million
4. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) ………… $160 million
5. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) …………… $160 million
6. Rep. Vernon Buchanan (R-Fla.) ……… $148 million
7. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) ……… $137 million
8. Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho) ………… $109 million
9. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) ……… $98 million
10. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) ….. $94 million
11. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) …… $77 million
12. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) …….. $76 million
13. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) ………. $58 million
14. Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.) ……….. $51 million
15. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) …………. $50 million
16. Rep. Diane Lynn Black (R-Tenn.) ……. $49 million
17. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) …. $43 million
18. Rep. Richard Berg (R-N.D.) ………… $39 million
19. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) ………….. $39 million
20. Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Texas) ……… $38 million

The following is a list of the top 20 American billionaires as reported by the Forbes 400 in 2011.

1. Bill Gates from Microsoft ………….. $59 billion
2. Warren Buffet from Berkshire Hathaway .. $39 billion
3. Larry Ellison from Oracle ………….. $33 billion
4. Charles Koch from diversified ………. $25 billion
5. David Koch from diversified ………… $25 billion
6. Christy Walton from Wal-Mart ………. $24.5 billion
7. George Soros from hedge funds ………. $22 billion
8. Sheldon Adelson from casinos ……… $21.5 billion
9. Jim Walton from Wal-Mart …………. $21.1 billion
10. Alice Walton from Wal-Mart ………. $20.9 billion
11. S. Robson Walton from Wal-Mart …… $20.5 billion
12. Michael Bloomberg from Bloomberg LP . $19.5 billion
13. Jeff Bezos from Amazon.com ………. $19.1 billion
14. Mark Zuckergerg from Facebook ……. $17.5 billion
15. Surgey Brin from Google …………. $16.7 billion
16. Larry Page from Google ………….. $16.7 billion
17. John Paulson from hedge funds ……. $15.5 billion
18. Michael Dell from Dell ……………. $15 billion
19. Steve Ballmer from Microsoft …….. $13.9 billion
20.Forrest Mars from candy ………….. $13.8 billion

[Read more at at Press TV]

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