Darrell Issa is Capitol Hill's wealthiest lawmaker

With riches weighing in at $355 million, Rep. Darrell Issa is the wealthiest member of Congress by a considerable long shot, according to new analysis from "The Hill."

Financial disclosure forms show that the California Republican - reaping a fortune from his creation of the Viper car security system - in 2012 took over the top spot among the inordinately wealthy body from Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, who reported a net worth of about $101 million. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., co-founder of the company that would ultimately become Nextel, came in third with $88.5 million.

The findings suggest no obvious partisan statement: Though 29 on the list of 50 are Republicans, seven of the top 10 are Democrats.

Congressional heavyweights like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., made the list, as did big names like oil scion Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. Members who come up frequently in 2016 chatter, though, posted comparatively modest means, almost across the board.

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., reported a minimum net worth of $2.3 million; Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rand Paul, R-Ky., banked in at $1.5 million and $455,000, respectively. Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was in the red with a negative net worth of about $190,000.

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