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The Hill’s 50 Wealthiest lawmakers


Thanks to the gains she saw in 2010, the House minority leader maintains her status as one of the richest members of Congress, despite a big drop in her wealth in 2011.

Pelosi’s minimum net worth fell from $35.2 million in 2010 to $26.4 million in 2011.

Much of the drop can attributed to two mortgages that were listed on her 2011 form. The loans, worth at least $6 million, were listed for properties in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

Some of the assets owned by Pelosi’s spouse, Paul, lost value last year. His partnership in Matthews International Capital Management, worth at least $5 million in 2010, is now worth nothing, and his investment in undeveloped real estate in Sacramento, Calif., went from being worth at least $5 million to at least $1 million.

Paul Pelosi is a major backer of the United Football League, with partnership stakes in teams in Jacksonville, Fla., and Sacramento, Calif., worth a minimum of $6 million.

- David Kaner