Who are the 10 richest members of Congress?

The 10 wealthiest members of Congress in 2012 include Senate and House members hailing from all over the US. Can you guess which political party had the most lawmakers on the list – and who grabbed the top spot? 

8. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D) – N.J.

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Sen. Frank Lautenberg, center, leads a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to criticize the sale of high-capacity magazines for assault rifles that are sold to the public in this July 2012 file photo. Lautenberg's wealth comes from his founding of the payroll company ADP and extensive real estate holdings.

Minimum net worth: $56.8 million 
Lautenberg's minimum net worth rose about $2 million in 2011, to $56.8 million. 
The New Jersey senator co-founded Automatic Data Processing, the payroll processing company known as ADP, and received retirement income from the company of almost $185,000 during the period covered by his most recent filing. 
Lautenberg and his wife, Bonnie Englebardt, have extensive real estate holdings. 
There is a condo in Vail, Colo., with a reported value of $500,000 to $1 million as well as commercial real estate in Norwalk, Conn., and Sunrise, Fla., worth at least $1 million combined. And Englebardt has at least 12 real estate investments valued at $1 million or more.
Since a senator's spousal assets worth more than $1 million fall into a broad category of "over $1 million," Lautenberg's true minimum net worth could be far greater than reported. 
Lautenberg also has two blind trusts: one valued at $5 million to $25 million and the other at $1 million to $5 million. 
He reported at least $1.75 million in liabilities, including mortgages on two personal residences of at least $1.25 million combined. 

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