The Hill’s 50 Wealthiest lawmakers: Page 6 of 51

The Hill’s 50 Wealthiest lawmakers


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.

The West Virginia senator’s wife took out a mortgage on a condo in New York City last year, adding a liability worth at least $1 million. She is also a board director for PepsiCo and holds more than $1 million in stock in the company. Rockefeller also holds home and land in West Virginia, located about 140 miles away from each other, worth a total of at least $1.5 million.

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