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15. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks)

Net worth: $1.2 million

Sherman is the 175th wealthiest member of Congress with a minimum net worth of $1.2 million. The former chairman of the State Board of Equalization's largest asset is his Washington D.C. home and its rental unit worth between $1,000,001 and $5 million.

Minimum Assets:
$1.7 million
Minimum Liabilities:
Investments: 32%
Real estate: 57%
Trusts: 0%
Bank accounts: 9%

Top Assets

Rank Asset Type Owner Minimum value
1 Home with rental Unit in Washington DC Real Estate Member $1,000,001
2 US Savings Bonds Investments Member $250,001
3 Wescom Credit Union Bank Account Member $100,001
4 CA State Legislators Retirement Pension Investments Member $100,001
5 Vanguard TIPS Fund (IRA) Investments Member $100,001
6 Vanguard TIPS Fund Investments Member $100,001
7 Congressional Federal Credit Union Bank Account Member $50,001
8 Union Bank of California Bank Account Member $15,001
9 Bee Bee Draw/Hambert Properties Investments Member $15,001
10 Wescom Credit Union Bank Account Member $1,001
11 Wescom Credit Union Bank Account Member $1,001
12 Wescom Credit Union Bank Account Member $1,001
13 Bank of America Bank Account Member $1,001
14 Value of CPA Equipment Real Estate Member $1

Top Liabilities

Creditor Type Owner Minimum value
1 Chase Bank Mortgage Member $500,001
2 Federal Thrift Savings Plan Loan Member $15,001

Credits: Christina Bellantoni, Christine Mai-Duc, Lily Mihalik, Javier Panzar, Anthony Pesce, Ben Welsh and Sarah Wire.

About this data: These are the assets disclosed for calendar year 2014 compiled by Roll Call. They are ranked from largest to smallest. Financial disclosure rules allow lawmakers to report broad ranges of minimums for both assets and liabilities, starting at $1 to $1,000 and topping out at $50 million or higher, so it is impossible to offer precise figures. The minimum values shown are how Roll Call calculated the net worth for each member.

Roll Call assigns assets and liabilities into several categories. The disclosure forms indicate if the asset or liability is owned solely by the member, by the member’s spouse, by the member’s dependent(s) or jointly owned by the member and spouse. The names of the assets and liabilities appear as they were entered on the forms filed with the clerk of the House and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.