Members of the tea party movement that swept into power in 2010 may be anti-elitist in their rhetoric, but their personal finances tell a different story.
While the median average net worth in the U.S. House of Representatives was $755,000 in 2010, the comparable figure for the House Tea Party Caucus’ 60 members was $1.8 million, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics.
The caucus -- known for its populist politics -- has 33 millionaires, including six members who are worth more than $20 million, the center found.
By comparison, the House Progressive Caucus’ 73 members reported a median average net worth of $639,500. Twenty-four members of the progressive caucus are millionaires.
Of the Tea Party Caucus members, Texas Rep. Kenny Marchant is believed to be the richest, with an estimated net worth of $49.3 million. Tennessee Rep. Stephen Fincher is the poorest, with an estimated net worth of negative $3.3 million.