In its annual list of the nation’s richest members of Congress, Roll Call reports that Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker gained net worth but fell in the overall ranking.
The Chattanooga TFP has a rundown on the list from a Tennessee perspective HERE. An excerpt:
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker may not agree with Obamanomics, but under President Obama last year the Chattanooga Republican enjoyed a $1.3 million gain in his minimum net worth…to between $19 million and $89.7 million. (Roll Call uses the minimum figure in its rankings.)
Corker ranked No. 23 last year. Despite the gain in his minimum net worth, Corker still placed lower in 2013 than he did in the previous year when Roll Call ranked him as the 17th-richest member of Congress.
The Chattanooga millionaire is not the richest member in Congress from Tennessee, however. U.S. Rep. Diane Black, a Nashville Republican, reported a net worth last year of at least $21.2 million, placing her among the 20 wealthiest members of the U.S. House or U.S. Senate.
Black showed her minimum worth dropped by $3.7 million in 2013, reducing her wealth rating by Roll Call from No. 14 in 2012 to No. 20 last year.
…U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, a Nashville Democrat,…who owns millions of dollars worth of land in Tennessee and Kentucky along with beachfront property in Gulfport, Miss., reported a $3 million rise in his minimum worth last year and ranked 36th on the list of wealthiest members in Congress. Cooper is a former investment banker who owns stock in Microsoft, IBM, Comcast and Qualcomm.