The men and women who represent everyday people in the Senate are responsible for making the laws that govern our everyday lives, but they might not be as representative of the American population as we’ve been led to believe. As it turns out, many of them are millionaires living luxurious lifestyles that most of us can only dream of! Whether they inherited their wealth, married into it, or earned it through hard work, here are some of the wealthiest people in the Senate!
Former Massachusetts senator John Kerry grew up in a middle class family, but his wealthy relatives paid for him to attend Yale. However, the politician actually married into his $198 million net worth! His wife is Teresa Heinz Kerry, heiress to the Heinz ketchup empire. Although no longer a senator, Kerry has been Secretary of State since Obama was re-elected in 2013. At least he has a nice financial cushion to fall back on if he doesn’t spend another term as Secretary!