Blumenthal is Washington's 7th richest lawmaker
Of note is the first line of reportage: "Blumenthal’s minimum net worth skyrocketed by nearly $25 million last year when compared to his wealth in 2010."
That's the year Blumenthal took office as senator. Here's why, according to The Hill:
The former Connecticut state attorney general saw his fortune increase partially because several of his assets went up in value. A JPMorgan checking account, jointly owned by Blumenthal and his wife, went from being worth at least $50,000 in 2010 to $1 million last year. Further, several properties in care of Malkin Holdings — including many commercial office buildings in New York City — went up in value in 2011, and are newly estimated to be worth at least $1 million each.Blumenthal came in seventh, behind Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Rep., Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.)