By Kevin Bogardus and Megan R. Wilson - 08/21/12 09:00 AM EDT
Rockefeller’s wealth rose $1.5 million in 2011 thanks to investments and asset acquisitions that helped balance out declines in his portfolio.
The senator’s trusts — valued at a minimum of $80 million — account for a majority of his wealth. Rockefeller and his spouse also hold a joint PNC Bank account in Washington worth at least $100,000.
Much of Rockefeller’s fortune comes from his great-grandfather, John D. Rockefeller, who became one of the richest men in history with the earnings from Standard Oil.
- Megan R. Wilson