25. Paul Cook

$619,000 minimum net worth

Cook (R-Yucca Valley) had a net worth of at least $619,000, most of it in investments. Cook had at least $100,000 invested in the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. He owned several pieces of land in Yucca Valley, where he lives, worth a total of at least $60,000. He disclosed one mortgage of at least $10,000.


$629,000 minimum assets
$10,000 minimum liabilities

Asset list

Rank Asset Type Owner Minimum value
1 American National Insurance Company Annuity Investments Member $250,001
2 Navy Federal Credit Union Bank Account Joint $100,001
3 Pfizer, Inc (PFE) Investments Member $100,001
4 Pacific Marine Credit Union Bank Account Joint $50,001
5 Union Bank Bank Account Joint $50,001
6 Parcel #058901177 Real Estate Member $15,001
7 Parcel #058901175 Real Estate Member $15,001
8 Parcel #058901176 Real Estate Member $15,001
9 Sun Life Financial Variable Annuity, Global Government Series Investments Spouse $15,001
10 Parcel #058901178 Real Estate Member $15,001
11 Kansas City Life Insurance Whole Life Investments Member $1,001
12 US Bank Bank Account Joint $1,001
13 US Savings Bond Investments Member $1,001
14 Sun America- Roth IRA, Money Market Class A Bank Account Spouse $1,001
15 Sun America- Roth IRA, INT'L Div Strat Class A Investments Spouse $1
16 Sun America- Roth IRA, Gnma Class A Investments Spouse $1

Liability list

Rank Creditor Type Owner Minimum value
1 Wells Fargo Mortgage Joint $10,000

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.