New Congressman Robert Pittenger is the wealthiest member of the delegation. Rep. Renee Ellmers lists herself as the least wealthiest.
That is according to a new analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, which has surveyed on the financial disclosure records that members of Congress are required to disclose. The members of congress report a range of wealth, and the Center calculated an average net worth between the maximum and minimum amounts.
Members of Congress had a median estimated wealth of $966,000 in 2011, compared to the median wealth of $66,740 for the typical American household.
Pittenger, the newly elected member from Charlotte, was ranked 29th in Congress with an average net worth of $33.5 million. He was followed by Sen. Kay Hagan(48th) of Greensboro who reported a an average net worth of $17.8 million, Rep. Mark Meadows(80) of Cashiers $6.8 million and new Rep. George Holding(88th) of Raleigh, who reported $6.4 million.