10 Richest People in American Politics Today

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Fundraising and campaigning as we know it may have begun with Andrew Jackson as he was the first politician without a powerful family name or a large personal fortune. Before Jackson, the idea of candidates asking for contributions to fund their campaigns was completely foreign.

However, the amount of money involved in American politics today beggar’s belief, and having those finances available seems to pay off, well 88% of the time, as the candidate with the most money usually won.

That was until the presidential election in 2016, when the candidate with the least fundraising money, one Donald J Trump, actually won. And although Mr. Trump will be the first to tell you how incredibly wealthy he is, we thought we’d take a look at other insanely rich people who are involved in American politics today.

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9 thoughts on “10 Richest People in American Politics Today”

  1. Those mentioned politicians at least made their money in the public sector, before getting into politics. What about politicians like Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, et al, how did they become multimillionaires on a government salary?

    1. PELOSI IS A DISGRACE TO HER ITALIAN ANCESTRY. SHE & HER HUSBAND HAVE USED INFLUENCE FOR INSIDE TRADING & UNDER PAYING THEIR EMPLOYEES IN THE PACIFIC ,GUAM, ETC. IN THE PINEAPPLE PLANTATIONS & NANCY GOT THE US CONGRESS TO BLOCK PAY RAISES ALA COMMIE CHINA!!

  2. Robert Joseph Palmeri

    Many politicians are rich because their spouses made a lot of money in the private sector. Nancy Pelosi falls in that category. As far as Maxine Waters is concerned, her $2million net worth is about in the middle of House Representatives in the wealth category. BTW if you are middle class, have a spouse whose income is greater than yours, don’t live extravagantly, have two or fewer children, manage the ownership of your California home properly AND work until you are 85, having a net worth of $2M easily attainable. No insider trading or under the table campaign contributions needed.

  3. If the Richest would stay out of politics and let the people vote along with honest elections we may be able to get out of this mess we are in now. Trump may be in that list of Richest but “Are we better of NOW or when Trump was president.”

  4. The second paragraph of the article begins: “However, the amount of money involved in American politics today beggar’s belief…”
    Why do illiterate writers love to throw in apostrophes where they don’t belong? Just another example of Democrat stupidity, I guess.

  5. While I am not rich, am clearly “Lower middle class” and am not interested in running for any political office, I find it interesting how people of my “class” love to criticize and castigate rich people for their riches. First of all, we would love to trade places with these people as far as their bank account is concerned, but we wouldn’t want to have the responsibilities that they also carry. I have a hard time balancing my checkbook and worry about having “too much month at the end of the money”. And I am only responsible for myself and paying my own bills. To think that my decisions might hurt those that work for me is a great responsibility to bare.
    Second, would we want our leaders to be “us”? I mean, to live a boring middle class life, with the worries and struggles that we have? Would we want a person who has never really bettered himself in business and has just been a “clock puncher” wondering about the mundane things of life. Or, would we rather have someone who has turned $100 into a million dollars, with the hard work and vision it would take to be successful? I don’t know about you, but I don’t mind having a person who has worked hard and built a business now in charge of my government. They have shown that they can “do it” and I applaud them for that. Maybe they can make our government better especially when it comes to handing the trillion dollar budget that OUR TAX MONEY has built.

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