For the third straight year, Sen. Bob Corker and Rep. Diane Black have earned spots on a list of the wealthiest lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
The Hill, a Washington, D.C.-based newspaper, compiles the rankings each year. To estimate the wealth of House and Senate members, the publication uses the latest financial disclosure forms and deducts lawmakers' liabilities from assets to calculate a minimum net worth.
Black, who represents the state's 6th Congressional District, is the richest member of the Tennessee delegation in Washington. Black's ownership of various real estate properties, along with stock in her husband's chemical and drug-testing lab, was enough for her to report a net worth of approximately $25 million—the 13th-richest in Congress.
Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor, is worth an estimated $16.7 million, putting him at the No. 22 spot. Corker's position on the list has dropped a few spots—in 2011, he was No. 14 in the rankings; and last year, he earned a spot as the 16th-wealthiest lawmaker in the country.
Also making the list for Tennessee this year is Rep. Jim Cooper, who represents Nashville's 5th District. Cooper, whose $8.2 million net worth ranks him as the 43rd-wealthiest lawmaker, made the list for the first time, after values of properties he owns skyrocketed, the report says.
To read the full Hill analysis, click here.
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