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47. Tom McClintock (R-Elk Grove)

Net worth: -$246,000

McClintock is No. 486 in Congress with a minimum net worth of a negative $245,997. His largest liabilities include his home mortgage and a parent PLUS student loan. A former state assemblyman and senator, McClintock has cultivated a reputation of rigid frugality. His unsuccessful race for state controller in 1994 featured a poster of him smiling in a cheap suit and bargain shoes with the words, "He's just like you. Only cheaper." McClintock has also run for governor and lieutenant governor in California, and was first elected to Congress in 2008.

Minimum Assets:
$54,000
Minimum Liabilities:
$300,000
Investments: 100%
Real estate: 0%
Trusts: 0%
Bank accounts: 0%

Top Assets

Rank Asset Type Owner Minimum value
1 Wells Fargo Bank Investments Joint $50,001
2 Security Benefits Investment Mix/Fidelity Adv Value Strategies Investments Spouse $1,001
3 Oppenheimer Funds Symbol OAAAX Portfolio Solutions Investments Spouse $1,001
4 Security Benefit Investments/Guggenheim World Equity Income Investments Spouse $1,001
5 Bank of New York Mellon Corporation Investments Member $1,001
6 California Legislators' Retirement System Investments Member $0
7 California Public Employees' Retirement System Investments Member $0

Top Liabilities

Creditor Type Owner Minimum value
1 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Mortgage On Personal Residence Joint $250,001
2 US Department of Education Parent Plus Loans Joint $50,001

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.