Risch 13th Wealthiest on Capitol Hill


Kerry, Rockefeller, Lautenberg, Warner, Feinstein, Pelosi. Names you would expect to be near the top of a list of the wealthiest lawmakers on Capitol Hill. And, oh yeah, Risch.

The Hill is out with its latest review of the wealthiest members of the House and Senate. Idaho's junior Sen. Jim Risch is No. 13 (he was in the same spot when the last report was published). Risch's net worth is estimated at $20.1 million. According to The Hill, "Risch saw his wealth climb by about $800,000 in 2009 thanks, in part, to some smart plays in the real estate market."