Inouye No. 1 Among Hawaii Delegates in Estimated Net Worth

Jesse Broder Van Dyke

WASHINGTON — Sen. Daniel Inouye appears to be the wealthiest member of Hawaii's congressional delegation, according to net worth estimates from the Center for Responsive Politics.

Based on required disclosures, Inouye could be worth as much as $4.4 million, which ranks him 186th wealthiest among 535 members of Congress. Rep. Mazie Hirono appears to be the next most affluent from Hawaii, with a net worth of as much as $3.4 million.

No. 1 on the list is California Republican Darrell Issa, whose net worth is estimated to be as high as $701 million.

Gauging a lawmaker's net worth is an inexact science because required disclosure forms do not mandate exact values but rather a range. To get a sense of the net worth of members of Congress, the center added up reported assets, then subtracted liabilities.

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