48. Lucille Roybal-Allard

-$353,000 minimum net worth

Roybal-Allard (D-Downey) reported a net worth of negative $353,000 thanks to her mortgages on four homes spread across the country. She was in the black in 2015 but since then added a new mortgage of at least $250,001 on a home in Lake Arrowhead. The mortgage on her Washington, D.C. home doubled in minimum value to $500,001. Her biggest assets were her bank account and her husband's investments in the nonprofit United Way of America.


$762,000 minimum assets
$1.1 million minimum liabilities

Asset list

Rank Asset Type Owner Minimum value
1 Congressional FCU (Checking, Savings, MM) Bank Account Member $500,001
2 United Way of America Investments Spouse $100,001
3 Congressional FCU (Checking and Savings) Bank Account Spouse $100,001
4 Prudential Hill Retirement Funds (Part B, Oppenheimer Group) Investments Spouse $15,001
5 United Way of America LA Investments Spouse $15,001
6 Mutual of America Roybal Foundation Retirement Fund Investments Spouse $15,001
7 Prudential Hill Retirement Funds (Part A, Equity Income) Investments Spouse $15,001
8 Pentagon FCU Bank Account Spouse $1,001
9 Navy Federal Credit Union Bank Account Spouse $1,001

Liability list

Rank Creditor Type Owner Minimum value
1 Pentagon Federal Credit Union Mortgage Joint $500,001
2 Wells Fargo Mortgage Joint $250,001
3 Citmortgage (Citibank) Mortgage Joint $250,001
4 Chase Mortgage Joint $100,001
5 American Express Revolving Account Spouse $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.