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Real estate places Cooper among Capitol Hill's richest members.

His interest in Cooper Brothers Land Co., which has farmland and property lots in Kentucky and Tennessee, shot up to roughly $5.7 million in 2012. That's big jump from its worth in 2011 of at least $1 million.

Cooper also has vacant land in Nashville, Tenn., valued at $500,000, as well as property in Gulfport, Miss., worth $100,000.

Cooper lists one liability on his 2012 form: a $250,000 mortgage on a personal residence.

— Kevin Bogardus