The Hill's 2011 50 Wealthiest in Congress: Page 13 of 51


The House minority leader’s minimum net worth skyrocketed by almost $14 million in 2010 because of some smart stock plays and real estate investments by her husband, Paul.

Pelosi’s spouse, Paul, took a bigger stake in Matthews International Capital Management, which was worth at least $5 million last year, compared to $1 million in 2009. His holdings in some undeveloped residential real estate in Sacramento, Calif., jumped to at least $5 million in value. And Apple stock owned by Paul Pelosi rose from at least $500,000 in 2009 to $1 million in 2010.

Paul Pelosi is also a big backer of the United Football League. He has invested at least $1 million in a partnership interest in a Jacksonville, Fla., franchise, and at least $5 million in a partnership interest for the Sacramento Lions.

Pelosi and her husband also had a number of liabilities in 2010, including mortgages on several California properties, some valued at $1 million each.

—Kevin Bogardus