38. Kevin McCarthy

$81,000 minimum net worth

McCarthy (R-Bakersfield), the House majority leader, was worth negative $2,000 in 2015. But by 2016, he'd gotten rid of a $100,000 mortgage and his net worth was up to at least $80,000. Along with a mortgage of at least $50,000, McCarthy owed at least $50,000 on a student loan he took for his children.

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$181,000 minimum assets
$100,000 minimum liabilities

Asset list

Rank Asset Type Owner Minimum value
1 Growth Fund of America Class A Investments Member $50,001
2 New Economy Fund Class A Investments Member $50,001
3 American Mutual Fund Class A Investments Member $50,001
4 Growth Fund of America Class F-1 Investments Member $15,001
5 Kern Schools Federal Credit Union Bank Account Member $15,001
6 Growth Fund of America Class C Investments Member $1,001

Liability list

Rank Creditor Type Owner Minimum value
1 Kern Schools Federal Credit Union Mortgage Member $50,001
2 Department of Education Parent Plus Student Loan Member $50,001

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.