50. Dana Rohrabacher

-$445,000 minimum net worth

Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) was one of the poorest members of California’s delegation with a net worth of negative $445,000. His sole asset was an investment in ISI Life Sciences, a small biotech firm based in Newport Beach worth at least $100,001. His largest liability was a $500,000 mortgage and he had $15,000 in credit card debt.


$100,000 minimum assets
$545,000 minimum liabilities

Asset list

Rank Asset Type Owner Minimum value
1 ISI Life Sciences Investments Member $100,001

Liability list

Rank Creditor Type Owner Minimum value
1 JP Morgan Chase Mortgage Joint $500,001
2 Congressional Federal Credit Union Overdraft Reserve Joint $15,001
3 Citibank Credit Card Joint $15,001
4 Chase Card Services Credit Card Joint $15,001

Credits: Christina Bellantoni, Christine Mai-Duc, Javier Panzar, Julie Westfall and Sarah Wire.

About this data: These are the assets disclosed for calendar years 2014-2016 compiled by Roll Call. They are ranked from largest to smallest. Financial disclosure rules allow lawmakers to report broad ranges of minimums for both assets and liabilities, starting at $1 to $1,000 and topping out at $50 million or higher, so it is impossible to offer precise figures. The minimum values shown are how Roll Call calculated the net worth for each member.

Roll Call assigns assets and liabilities into several categories. The disclosure forms indicate if the asset or liability is owned solely by the member, by the member’s spouse, by the member’s dependent(s) or jointly owned by the member and spouse. The names of the assets and liabilities appear as they were entered on the forms filed with the clerk of the House and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.