Under the Dome

What is your congressman worth? Some are multi-millionaires, others are scraping by

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.

Other millionaires included Reps. Virginia Foxx of Banner Elk(92) $5.9 million, David Price of Chapel Hill(147) $2.9 million, G.G. Butterfield(151) of Wilson $2.8 million, Sen. Richard Burr(185) of Winston-Salem, $2.1 million, Rep. Howard Coble(190) of Greensboro $2.1 million, Rep. Mel Watt(256) of Charlotte $1 million.

Other members of Congress include Rep. Patrick McHenry of Cherryville(326) $569,505, Rep. Walter Jones(390) of Farmville $313,007, Rep. Richard Hudson(443) of Concord $130,500 Rep. McIntyre of Lumberton $124,503, and Rep. Renee Ellmers(522) of Dunn, minus $168,498.

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