Farenthold founded a computer consulting company before coming to Congress, but also was a radio commentator and practiced law.
The Texas lawmaker’s wealth, however, is stored in a number of family trusts, including one valued at least $5 million. Farenthold also has some small interests — some worth at least $1,000 each — in a number of mineral and oil companies. He holds a $100,000 stake in farmland in Nueces County, Texas.
Farenthold reported only one liability for 2012 — a demand note worth at least $50,000.
— Kevin Bogardus