When you think of rich politicians, you probably imagine some ultraconservative fat cat Republican. You might be surprised to know that Democrats can be just as rich (and just as corrupt) as any other breed of politician! The republicans may be the “party of the wealthy” but democrats are certainly doing their best to earn that title for themselves.
Here you’ll find a list of the top 16 richest democrats and the (sometimes questionable) ways they made their millions.
Current Net Worth: $194 Million
Position: US Secretary of State
John Kerry came to national attention when he ran as the democratic nominee against George W Bush during the 2004 presidential election. If you were old enough at the time, you may recall seeing Kerry-criticizers dressed as flip-flops to call attention to the fact that John Kerry—unlike any other human on earth—changes his mind sometimes.
His wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, was married to a Republican for decades, during which time she was a devoted and enthusiastic Republican herself. After marrying Kerry, however, she switched to the Democratic Party. What a perfect pair of flip flops! Failed presidential campaign aside, he’s now contentedly serving as the US Secretary of State. Kerry also assisted on President Obama’s second campaign by doing a perfect impression of Mitt Romney during practice debates.