10 Richest Members of Congress

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama aren't the only millionaires in Washington. iVoice Beth Engelman takes a look at the 10 richest members of congress to find out who has the big bucks and how they earned it (11 Photos)

Beth Engelman on Oct 18, 2012 at 10:33AM

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10 Richest Members of Congress

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Rep. Michael McCaul (Republican, Texas)

Estimated Net Worth: $305.46 Million

Look out JR Ewing, Michael McCaul is hot on your trail. The Republican congressman and father of five leads our list as the richest member of congress with an estimated net worth of over $305 million. Elected to the House of Representatives in 2005, McCaul represents the 10th congressional district of Texas, which covers the city of Austin to the suburbs of Houston. But McCaul is no stranger to hard work. Before being elected to congress, he was a federal prosecutor for the Department of Justice and served as Chief of Counter Terrorism and National Security in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Texas. If you’re wondering how this civil servant earned his fortune, look no further than his heiress wife, Linda Mays McCaul, whose father, Lowry Mays, founded Clear Channel Communications.

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