41. Karen Bass

-$35,000 minimum net worth

Most of her (D-Los Angeles) wealth was in investments, which had seen major growth since last year. The largest liabilities Bass disclosed were two mortgages, one of at least $250,000 and another of at least $100,000. Her minimum net worth increased by $269,998 from a minimum of $304,997 the previous year.


$315,000 minimum assets
$350,000 minimum liabilities

Asset list

Rank Asset Type Owner Minimum value
1 Tiaa Cref-Traditional Account Investments Member $250,001
2 Tiaa Cref Stock (no reportable ind assets/account held in cash) Investments Member $50,001
3 USC Retirement Savings 401(a), Fidelity Cash Reserve Bank Account Member $15,001

Liability list

Rank Creditor Type Owner Minimum value
1 Land Home Mortgage Mortgage Member $250,001
2 SW Condo Bank Mortgage Member $100,001

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.