The Hill's 2011 50 Wealthiest in Congress: Page 4 of 51

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Kerry no longer holds the crown of richest member of Congress, but he still was able to increase his wealth by nearly $5 million in 2010.

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That spike can be attributed mostly to Kerry reducing his liabilities. The senator reported he had more than $39 million of debt in 2010, compared to more than $44 million in 2009. The worth of his assets remained relatively the same, at the $232 million mark.

Kerry’s second wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, is the widow of the late ketchup heir and former Sen. John Heinz (R-Pa.). Several of the Massachusetts Democrat’s assets that are attributed to Heinz Kerry are listed as “over $1,000,000” in value, which is in line with ethics rules but obscures how wealthy the couple really is.

—Kevin Bogardus

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