I extracted the following from todayâs issue of The Hill.
Nevada Democratic Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid:
Much of Reidâs wealth is wrapped up in land holdings in his home state of Nevada and in Arizona. Those holdings include 160 acres in Bullhead City, Ariz., worth at least $1 million. He also reported a loan to his campaign valued at at least $50,000.
As in 2009, Reid caught a Christmastime jet ride to Reno thanks to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) last year. Reported as a gift, its value was $14,500, as determined by Senate Ethics Committee staff.
Kentucky Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell:
Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reported a minimum net worth of $9.8 million and remains one of the wealthiest lawmakers on Capitol Hill, according to his disclosure form. His minimum net worth grew close to 29 percent from a minimum of $7.6 million in 2009.
McConnellâs wealth likewise rose in part to some smart plays in the stock market with his wife, former Bush administration Labor Secretary Elaine Chao. They exchanged some of their stock holdings for Vanguard 500 Index Admiral shares, with a value of at least $500,000.
Chao also gave several paid speeches, for which she was paid more than $1,000 per appearance, according to McConnellâs financial disclosure report. She spoke to the University of Illinois-Champaign, Corning Inc. and the American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago, among other groups.
Texas Republican Representative Ron Paul
According to his disclosure report, Paul, who favors returning to the gold standard, signed off on a partial sale of his investment in Goldcorp Inc. but still owns at least $500,000 in assets tied up in the Vancouver-headquartered mining company.
The congressman has hundreds of thousands of dollars tied up in several gold mining companies, including Barrick Gold Corp., Eldorado Gold Corp. and Iamgold Corp.
Paul reported a minimum net worth of $2.2 million in 2010.