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5. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock)

Net worth: $6.5 million

Denham is the 56th-richest member of Congress with a minimum net worth of $6.5 million. He worked in the agriculture business before founding his own company, Denham Plastics, in 2000. The company, which makes plastic containers for farmers, remains his largest investment, valued at $5 million. The firm reboundedfrom a 2012 fire that destroyed its Salinas, Calif. location.

Minimum Assets:
$6.7 million
Minimum Liabilities:
$200,000
Investments: 84%
Real estate: 15%
Trusts: 0%
Bank accounts: 0%

Top Assets

Rank Asset Type Owner Minimum value
1 Denham Plastics LLC 50% interest Investments Joint $5,000,001
2 Longview Ave California Home Real Estate Joint $500,001
3 Kanaha Properties LLC Real Estate Member $500,001
4 MTJ Properties LLC Real Estate Investments Member $500,001
5 Cash Account IRA Investments Spouse $100,001
6 Target Date A Investments Member $50,001
7 Growth America Investments Spouse $0
8 Value Equity Investments Spouse $0
9 Global Opportunities Investments Spouse $0
10 Mass Mutual 401K Investments Spouse $0
11 Global Strategy income Investments Spouse $0

Top Liabilities

Creditor Type Owner Minimum value
1 Valley First Credit Union Mortgage On Personal Residence Joint $100,001
2 Valley First Credit Union Mortgage On Longview Ave Ca Home Joint $100,001

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.