By Kevin Bogardus and Megan R. Wilson - 08/21/12 09:00 AM EDT
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.
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