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The Hill’s 50 Wealthiest lawmakers


Nelson’s minimum net worth fell about $500,000 last year.

The senator’s biggest assets are in rental and development properties, stakes in investment real estate and a holding in a Columbus, Neb., metal manufacturing company. Those assets, along with retirement funds and stock in Berkshire Hathaway, account for much of his wealth.

Nelson has at least $500,000 invested in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, while his wife has more than $1 million. Other holdings in his portfolio include at least $100,000 in Union Pacific and Ford Motor Co., and a minimum of $15,000 in Wal-Mart held by his spouse.

The senator, who is retiring from Congress after the election, has no debt.

- Megan R. Wilson