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By Dan Alexander Chase Peterson-Withorn and Michela Tindera

E They Know That Donald Trump is rich, but what about the 25 people who jockey to replace him as president? Forbes delved into the details ̵

1; examined financial information statements, cut local real estate records and calculated pension benefits – to find out about the economy to the candidates in 2020.

There were some surprises Bernie is a millionaire, so is "Joe Joe Biden". Elizabeth Warren is richer than both, worth an estimated $ 12 million, but she's far from John Delaney, whose fortune of 200 $ million makes him twice as wealthy as any other Democratic nominee named Tom Steyer. The hedge fund tycoon, which announced its candidacy in July 2019, is worth an estimated $ 1.6 billion.

Except for Trump and Steyer, the average net value is $ 12 0.9 million – the same as for the 2016 challengers. Median net worth is $ 2 million. The poorest is Pete Buttigieg, who has an estimated $ 100,000 dollars – or about 0.003% of Trump's wealth.

We reached out to all the candidates. No one, not even the Democrats who spend the most time bashing Trump for his financial turn, answered all questions. So we ranked the entire field on transparency and assigned scores from 0 (sealed lips) to 5 (full disclosure). Finally, we uncovered the money, regardless of whether the candidates wanted it out.

The $ 5 Billion Field

DONALD TRUMP

Net worth: $ 3.1 billion

Outcome of financial transparency: 0/5

Money raised ( from June 2019) : $ 124 million

The billionaire chief is rich enough to fund the entire presidential campaign by himself. Not that he wants to. While donors around the country have plunged in to support his reelection efforts, the richest president in American history has given exactly $ 0 of his own, according to recent filings.

TOM STEYER

Net worth: $ 1.6 billion

Financial transparency result: 1/5

Money raised : $ 0 [19659015] After years of support from other Democrats, the hedge fund man is trying his own luck as a candidate. Money will not be a problem. Steyer founded Farallon Capital in 1986 and made it one of the largest hedge fund companies in the country. He returned in 2012 to focus on politics and philanthropy, concentrating his early efforts on protecting the environment. It struck some people as strange, given that he had previously invested in the fossil fuel industry. Oil tycoon Harold Hamm a prominent Trump supporter, once called Steyer "the world's greatest hypocrite." For his part, Steyer said he had a change of heart and disposed of his old fossil fuel team.

JOHN DELANEY

Net worth: $ 200 million

Outcome of financial transparency: 2/5

Money raised : $ 26 million

Delaney earned a fortune in business before serving three terms in Congress. The son of a union electrician, he launched HealthCare Financial Partners, a health care lender, in 1993. One of his biggest supporters: Tom Steyer, whose hedge fund invested $ 25 million. Delaney took HealthCare Financial Partners public in 1996 and received $ 30 million when he sold it three years later to Heller Financial (later rolled into GE Capital). He quickly founded another company, commercial lender CapitalSource, and raised $ 542 million to launch it – $ 190 million of it from Steyer's company.

MICHAEL BENNET

Net worth: $ 15 million

Financial transparency score: 2/5

Money raised : $ 4 million

The Democrat the senator got millions who worked for Republican megadonor Philip Anschutz . After serving in the Justice Department during the Clinton administration, Bennet left Washington in 1997 to join Anschutz Investment Company. There he worked on an agreement to merge three cinema chains for the Regal Entertainment Group and eventually joined the board. Today, his assets include hedge fund holdings and Colorado real estate.

ELIZABETH WARREN

Net worth: $ 12 million

Financial transparency result: 4/5

Money raised : $ 36 million

After all, teachers are not paid so badly – at least not Harvard professors. Warren and her husband, Bruce Mann, both longtime university instructors, have built a small fortune through many years of teaching, writing and consulting. Their largest holdings include TIAA and CREF accounts – available to teachers and nonprofit employees – worth more than $ 4 million. One of their best investments has been their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, purchased in 1995 for $ 447,000. It is now worth an estimated $ 3 million.

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JOE BIDEN

Net worth: $ 9 million

Financial transparency result: 4/5

Money raised : $ 22 million

“Middle Class Joe” is now solid upper class. The former Vice President and his wife, Jill, earned more than $ 15 million in the two years after leaving the White House and paid a multi-book deal with publisher Flatiron. In 2017, they dropped $ 2.7 million on a 4,800-square-foot pad in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The next year, they paid off mortgages on their second home, in Wilmington, Delaware.

KAMALA HARRIS

Net worth: $ 6 million

Outcome of financial transparency: 4/5

Money raised : $ 25 million

Senator Harris married attorney Douglas Emhoff in 2014, and created a power couple in California. She took the scrap with him, and he took the money with him. Since then, they have raised $ 8.2 million – most of Emhoff's work with law firms Venable and DLA Piper. The couple owns homes in Los Angeles, Washington, DC and San Francisco, worth $ 5.8 million before debt.

JOE SESTAK

Net worth: $ 6 million

Outcome of financial transparency: 4/5

Money raised : $ 0

Sestak graduated in his class at the US Naval Academy in 1974 and retired as a three-star admiral three decades later. For his service, he receives about $ 120,000 each year for the rest of his life. That pension is worth nearly $ 1.5 million. Sestak has funneled its salary into a diversified portfolio, which includes more than $ 15,000 of Apple stock and at least $ 100,000 in Amazon stock.

BETO & # 39; ROURKE

Net worth: $ 4 million

Result of financial transparency: 3 / 5

Money Raised : $ 14 Million

The former Texas congressman married into a rich family – his wife, Amy, is the daughter of an El Paso real estate agent – but only a fraction of that wealth has dropped down to par. Their biggest asset is a $ 2.5 million note that Amy has, according to a campaign spokeswoman. Beto has a minority interest in a $ 2.5 million El Paso strip mall, which he got from his mother.

BILL DE BLASIO

Net worth: $ 2.5 million

Result of financial transparency : 3/5

Money raised : $ 1 million

Mayor Bill de Blasio has spent most of his life in public service, but like the Oval Office resident he hopes to replace, he owes his fortune to timely investments in New York City real estate. In 2000, de Blasio, who had a handful of city and federal jobs before being elected mayor, and his wife bought a 1,200-square-foot townhouse in a quiet Brooklyn block. Four years later, they picked up a 1,600 square foot just off the road. Since then, property values ​​have skyrocketed. Last year, de Blasio collected $ 108,450 by renting out the two properties while he and the family live in Gracie Mansion, the mayor's official residence.

BERNIE SANDERS

Net worth: $ 2.5 million

Result of financial transparency: 4/5

Collected money : $ 46 million

It turns out that the socialist senator is a pretty successful capitalist. After running for president in 2016, there were three lucrative deals from Sanders that have brought him more than $ 2 million so far and catapulted him to 1%. Since the 2016 election, he has shelled out $ 575,000 for a North Vermont cottage and paid down a 30-year mortgage on his house in Burlington, Vermont, 25 years premature.

JAY INSLEE

Net worth: $ 2 million

Financial transparency result: 4/5

Money collected : $ 5 million

Since 1988, Inslee has bounced back and forth between the state government of Washington (serving as a legislator and now governor) and the federal government (representing Washington's 4th District, then its first district). That has made him eligible for an estimated $ 68,000 for life in state and federal pensions, a revenue stream worth around $ 750,000. He owns a five-bedroom, $ 1 million home outside of Seattle.

How charitable are the 2020 presidential candidates?

Billionaire Tom Steyer is certainly the biggest known donor. But of the candidates who have issued the tax return, Cory Booker has revealed giving away the highest percentage of earnings. Hover over each image for more information.

AMY KLOBUCHAR

Net worth: $ 2 million

Result of financial transparency: 4/5

Money raised : $ 13 million

An actor turned politician, Klobuchar has a vanilla portfolio. Her pension assets include a federal pension worth an estimated $ 560,000, the result of 12 years in the US Senate.

CORY BOOKER

Net worth: $ 1.5 million

Result of financial transparency: 4/5 [19659013] Money raised : $ 12 million

When the New Jersey senator arrived in Washington in 2013, he owned shares in companies such as Netflix, Facebook and Amazon. He sold all of this within a year after he was hired, and put his earnings into checking and savings accounts. Booker's portfolio today includes a 2,800-square-foot house in Newark, where he served as mayor from 2006 to 2013, and a state pension in New Jersey. His federal tax returns show an average annual payout of 11%, higher than any of the other 14 candidates who have filed.

STEVE BULLOCK

Net worth: $ 1.5 million

Financial transparency result: 3/5 [19659013] Money raised : $ 2 million

The governor of Montana is a landlord for a short time. He owns 50% of a historic building in Helena, Montana, where he rents out two commercial areas and a home. It's a convenient location for Bullock, just a mile down the road from his state capital office. His stake is worth about $ 300,000 in debt. The rest of Bullock's portfolio is mostly made up of pension accounts. & Nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

Net worth: $ 1.5 million

Financial transparency result: 3/5 [19659013] Funds raised : $ 3 million

Williamson earned millions as a self-help guru and author (with books such as 1992 bestseller A Return To Love ), but she has not stuck most of the money. What she has is sitting in mutual funds, money market accounts and cash accounts, along with a handful of listed stocks such as Apple, Home Depot and VF Corp. While Williamson is unlikely to win the election, she will almost certainly make money from her campaign: In April she published her latest book, A Politics of Love .

KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND

Net worth: $ 1 million

Outcome of financial transparency: 3/5

Money raised : $ 15 million

Gillibrand owns a $ 350,000 home in Troy, New York, with her husband Jonathan. She is the custodian, earning $ 174,000 annually to serve in the Senate. He earned only $ 185,000 as a consultant and investor between 2007 and 2018, according to tax returns. Their most valuable asset appears to be Gillibrand's federal pension, worth an estimated $ 450,000.

SETH MOULTON

Net worth: $ 1 million

Result of financial transparency: 2/5

Money raised : $ 2 million

Moulton earned a physics degree from Harvard, then joined the Marine Corps and served four tours in Iraq. Back Stateside, he used G.I. Bill to get master's degrees from Harvard's public policy and business schools before running for Congress. His $ 1 million fortune is largely spread between mutual funds, index funds and a 2,750 square foot apartment in Salem, Massachusetts.

ANDREW YANG

Net worth: $ 1 million

Financial transparency result: 2/5

Money raised : $ 5 million [19659016] The son of Taiwanese immigrants, Yang left a corporate law concert to enter the startup world. In 2000, he incorporated Stargiving.com, a website that gave charitable donors the chance to meet celebrities. After it collapsed, he went to work at small mobile software and health businesses and then became CEO of test prep business Manhattan Prep in 2006. & nbsp; Yang helped expand the company to $ 11 million in revenue before industrial giant Kaplan bought it in 2009 for tens of millions.

JULIAN CASTRO

Net worth: $ 700,000

Result of financial transparency: 2/5

raised : $ 4 million

Barack Obama's former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development has more than $ 100,000 in cash accounts, plus shares in a handful of mutual funds. After Obama left office, Castro joined the faculty at the University of Texas' School of Public Affairs. His university pension of $ 40,000 per year is worth around $ 110,000. He also owns a modest, 2,000-square-foot home in San Antonio, where he served as mayor from 2009 to 2014.

TULSI GABBARD

Net worth: $ 500,000

Financial transparency score: 2/5

Money raised : $ 6 million

Gabbard invested in cryptocurrency mania in 2017, buying between $ 2,000 and $ 30,000 for Litecoin and Ethereum, according to documents she submitted to the government. When she filed her latest financial disclosure report, in July 2019, she had gotten rid of the investment. It is not clear if she made money on them. Most of her wealth is tied up in a $ 865,000 home in Washington, DC, which has an estimated debt of $ 560,000.

TIM RYAN

Net worth: $ 500,000

Financial transparency score: 3/5

Money raised : $ 900,000

Selected to the House of Representatives at 29 years old, Ryan has earned a Congressional salary for many years. After earning a law degree in 2000, he served briefly in the Ohio Senate and then won his seat in 2002. In 2013, Ryan married a public school teacher who still pays his student loan, according to his latest financial disclosure report. & nbsp;

PETE BUTTIGIEG

Net value: $ 100,000

Outcome of financial transparency: 4/5

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Warren has a net worth of 12 million dollars and Sanders has broken into the 1%. Some progressive candidates who push politics to tax the affluent may end up being the target of their own platforms.

Methodology: By law, all presidential candidates must file reports on financial information, showing most of their assets and liabilities in large areas. It gives us a head start. We limit the areas where possible, and then hunt for non-filing holdings and debts, such as personal property, mortgages and federal government. This ranking includes assets owned by spouses and dependent children. & nbsp;

Forbes estimated the net worth of three 2020 candidates – John Hickenlooper, William Weld and Wayne Messam – who have not yet provided financial disclosure reports to the federal government. This story will be updated after they do.

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By Dan Alexander Chase Peterson-Withorn and Michela Tindera [19659007] E Someone knows that Donald Trump is rich, but what about the 25 people jockeying to replace him as president? Forbes delved into the details – investigated financial information statements, shed local real estate records and calculated pension benefits – to find out the finances of the 2020 graduates.

There were some surprises. Bernie is a millionaire, then "middle-class Joe" Biden. Elizabeth Warren is richer than both, worth an estimated $ 12 million. She is a long way from John Delaney, who has a fortune of $ 200 million twice as wealthy as any other Democratic nominee named Tom Steyer. Hedge fund tycoon, which announced its candidacy in July 2019, is worth an estimated $ 1.6 billion

Above According to Trump and Steyer, the average net worth is $ 12.9 million – the same as for the 2016 challengers. Median net worth is $ 2 million. The poorest is Pete Buttigieg, who has an estimated $ 100,000 dollars – or about 0.003% of Trump's wealth.

We reached out to all the candidates. No one, not even the Democrats who spend the most time bashing Trump for his financial turn, answered all questions. So we ranked the entire field on transparency, awarding scores from 0 (sealed lips) to 5 (full disclosure). Finally, we uncovered the money, regardless of whether the candidates wanted it out.

Billion field of $ 5

DONALD TRUMP

Net worth: $ 3.1 billion

Outcome of financial transparency: 0/5

Money raised (as of June 2019 ) : $ 124 million

The billionaire chief is rich enough to fund the entire presidential campaign by himself. Not that he wants to. While donors around the country have plunged in to support his reelection efforts, the richest president in American history has given exactly $ 0 of his own, according to recent filings.

TOM STEYER

Net worth: $ 1.6 billion

Outcome of financial transparency: 1/5

Money raised : $ 0 [19659015] After years of support from other Democrats, the hedge fund man is trying his own luck as a candidate. Money will not be a problem. Steyer founded Farallon Capital in 1986 and made it one of the largest hedge fund companies in the country. He returned in 2012 to focus on politics and philanthropy, concentrating his early efforts on protecting the environment. It struck some people as strange, given that he had previously invested in the fossil fuel industry. Oil tyrant Harold Hamm, a prominent Trump supporter, once called Steyer "the world's greatest hypocrite." For his part, Steyer said he had a change of heart and disposed of his old fossil fuel stocks.

JOHN DELANEY

Net worth: $ 200 million

Outcome of financial transparency: 2/5

Money raised : $ 26 million

Delaney made a fortune in the business world before serving three terms in Congress. The son of a union electrician, he launched HealthCare Financial Partners, a health care lender, in 1993. One of his biggest supporters: Tom Steyer, whose hedge fund invested $ 25 million. Delaney took HealthCare Financial Partners public in 1996 and received $ 30 million when he sold it three years later to Heller Financial (later rolled into GE Capital). He quickly founded another company, commercial lender CapitalSource, and raised $ 542 million to launch it – $ 190 million of it from Steyer's company.

MICHAEL BENNET

Net worth: $ 15 million

Financial transparency score: 2/5

Money raised : $ 4 million

The Democrat the senator got millions working for Republican megadonor Philip Anschutz. After serving in the Justice Department during the Clinton administration, Bennet left Washington in 1997 to join Anschutz Investment Company. There he worked on an agreement to merge three cinema chains for the Regal Entertainment Group and eventually joined the board. Today, his assets include hedge funds and Colorado properties.

ELIZABETH WARREN

Net worth: $ 12 million

Outcome of financial transparency: 4/5

Money raised : $ 36 million

After all, teachers are not paid so badly – at least not Harvard professors. Warren and her husband, Bruce Mann, both longtime university instructors, have built a small fortune through many years of teaching, writing and consulting. Their largest holdings include TIAA and CREF accounts – available to teachers and nonprofit employees – worth more than $ 4 million. One of their best investments has been their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, purchased in 1995 for $ 447,000. It is now worth an estimated $ 3 million.

How many billionaires does each candidate support?

Pete Buttigieg may be the poorest presidential competitor, but he has the most billionaires, according to the latest filings.

JOE BIDEN

Net worth: $ 9 million

Financial transparency result: 4/5

Money collected : $ 22 million

“Middle Class Joe” is now solid upper class. The former vice president and his wife, Jill, earned more than $ 15 million dollars in the two years after leaving the White House, cashing in a multi-book deal with publisher Flatiron. In 2017, they dropped $ 2.7 million on a 4,800-square-foot pad in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The next year, they paid off mortgages on their second home, in Wilmington, Delaware.

KAMALA HARRIS

Net worth: $ 6 million

Outcome of financial transparency: 4/5

Money raised : $ 25 million

Senator Harris married Attorney Douglas Emhoff in 2014, and created a power couple in California. She took the scrap with him, and he took the money with him. Since then, they have raised $ 8.2 million – most of Emhoff's work with law firms Venable and DLA Piper. The couple owns homes in Los Angeles, Washington, DC and San Francisco, worth $ 5.8 million before debt.

JOE SESTAK

Net worth: $ 6 million

Outcome of financial transparency: 4/5

Money raised : $ 0

Sestak graduated in his class at the US Naval Academy in 1974 and retired as a three-star admiral three decades later. For his service, he receives about $ 120,000 each year for the rest of his life. That pension is worth nearly $ 1.5 million. Sestak has funneled its salary into a diversified portfolio, which includes more than $ 15,000 of Apple stock and at least $ 100,000 in Amazon stock.

BETO O & # 39; ROURKE

Net worth: $ 4 million

Outcome of financial transparency: 3/5

Money raised : $ 14 Millions

Former Texas congressman married into a wealthy family – his wife, Amy, is the daughter of an El Paso real estate agent – but only a small portion of that wealth has been lost to the couple. Their biggest asset is a $ 2.5 million note that Amy has, according to a campaign spokeswoman. Beto has a minority interest in a $ 2.5 million El Paso strip mall, which he got from his mother.

BILL DE BLASIO

Net worth: $ 2.5 million

Financial transparency result: 3/5

Money raised : 1 million dollar

Mayor Bill de Blasio has spent most of his life in public service, but as the occupier of the Oval Office hopes to replace, he owes his fortune to timely investment in New York City real estate. In 2000, de Blasio, who had a handful of city and federal jobs before being elected mayor, and his wife bought a 1,200-square-foot townhouse in a quiet Brooklyn block. Four years later, they picked up a 1,600 square foot just off the road. Since then, property values ​​have skyrocketed. Last year, de Blasio collected $ 108,450 by renting out the two properties while he and his family lived in Gracie Mansion, the mayor's official residence.

BERNIE SANDERS

Net worth: $ 2.5 million

Financial transparency result: 4/5

Money raised : $ 46 million

It turns out that the socialist senator is a pretty successful capitalist. After running for president in 2016, there were three lucrative deals from Sanders that have brought him more than $ 2 million so far and catapulted him to 1%. Since the 2016 election, he has shelled out $ 575,000 for a North Vermont cottage and paid down a 30-year mortgage on his house in Burlington, Vermont, 25 years premature.

JAY INSLEE

Net worth: $ 2 million

Outcome of financial transparency: 4/5

Money raised : $ 5 million

Since 1988, Inslee has bounced back and forth between the state government of Washington (serving as a legislator and now governor) and the federal government (representing Washington's 4th District, then its first district). That has made him eligible for an estimated $ 68,000 for life in state and federal pensions, a revenue stream worth around $ 750,000. He owns a five-bedroom, $ 1 million home outside of Seattle.

Billionaire Tom Steyer is certainly the biggest known donor. But of the candidates who have issued the tax return, Cory Booker has revealed giving away the highest percentage of earnings. Hover over each image for more information.

AMY KLOBUCHAR

Net worth: $ 2 million

Outcome of financial transparency: 4/5

Money raised : $ 13 million

En påtalemyndighet ble politiker, Klobuchar har en vaniljeportefølje. Pensjonsbeholdningene hennes inkluderer en føderal pensjon verdt anslagsvis 560 000 dollar, resultatet av 12 år i den amerikanske senaten.

CORY BOOKER

Netto verdi: $ 1,5 millioner

Resultat av finansiell gjennomsiktighet: 4/5

Innsamlede penger : $ 12 millioner

Når det nye Jersey-senator ankom Washington i 2013, han eide aksjer i selskaper som Netflix, Facebook og Amazon. Han solgte alt dette i løpet av et år etter at han ble ansatt, og satt inntektene i sjekk- og sparekontoer. Bookers portefølje inkluderer i dag et 2800 kvadratmeter stort hus i Newark, hvor han fungerte som ordfører fra 2006 til 2013, og en statlig pensjon i New Jersey. Hans føderale selvangivelser viser en gjennomsnittlig årlig utdeling på 11%, høyere enn noen av de andre 14 kandidatene som har gitt ut sine innleveringer.

STEVE BULLOCK

Netto verdi: $ 1,5 millioner

Finansiell gjennomsiktighetspoeng: 3/5

Innsamlede penger : 2 millioner dollar

Guvernøren i Montana er en liten tid utleier. Han eier 50% av en historisk bygning i Helena, Montana, hvor han leier ut to kommersielle områder og en bolig. Det er et praktisk sted for Bullock, bare en kilometer nedover veien fra kontoret hans på statshovedstaden. Hans eierandel er verdt omtrent 300 000 dollar etter gjeld. Resten av Bullocks portefølje består for det meste av pensjonskontoer.

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

Netto verdi: $ 1,5 millioner

Finansiell gjennomsiktighetspoeng: 3/5

Innsamlede penger : $ 3 millioner

Williamson tjente millioner som en selvhjelps-guru og forfatter (med bøker som 1992-bestselgeren A Return To Love ), men hun har ikke holdt fast på det meste av pengene. What she does have sits in mutual funds, money market accounts and cash accounts, along with a handful of publicly traded stocks like Apple, Home Depot and VF Corp. While Williamson is not likely to win the election, she’ll almost certainly make money off her campaign: In April, she released her latest book, A Politics of Love.

KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND

Net worth: $1 million

Financial transparency score: 3/5

Money raised: $15 million

Gillibrand owns a $350,000 home in Troy, New York, with her husband, Jonathan. She’s the breadwinner, earning $174,000 annually for serving in the senate. He made just $185,000 as a consultant and investor between 2007 and 2018, according to tax returns. Their most valuable asset appears to be Gillibrand’s federal pension, worth an estimated $450,000.

SETH MOULTON

Net worth: $1 million

Financial transparency score: 2/5

Money raised: $2 million

Moulton got a physics degree from Harvard, then joined the Marine Corps and served four tours in Iraq. Back Stateside, he used the G.I. Bill to get master&#39;s degrees from Harvard’s public policy and business schools, before running for Congress. His $1 million fortune is largely spread among mutual funds, index funds and a 2,750-square-foot condo in Salem, Massachusetts.

ANDREW YANG

Net worth: $1 million

Financial transparency score: 2/5

Money raised: $5 million

The son of Taiwanese immigrants, Yang left a corporate law gig to go into the startup world. In 2000 he cofounded Stargiving.com, a website that gave charitable donors the chance to meet celebrities. After it folded he went to work for small mobile software and healthcare companies, then became CEO of test prep business Manhattan Prep in 2006. Yang helped grow the company to $11 million in revenues before industry giant Kaplan bought it in 2009 for tens of millions.

JULIAN CASTRO

Net worth: $700,000

Financial transparency score: 2/5

Money raised: $4 million

Barack Obama’s former secretary of housing and urban development has more than $100,000 in cash accounts, plus stock in a handful of mutual funds. After Obama left office, Castro joined the faculty of the University of Texas’ school of public affairs. His $40,000-per-year university pension is worth about $110,000. He also owns a modest, 2,000-square-foot home in San Antonio, where he served as mayor from 2009 to 2014.

TULSI GABBARD

Net worth: $500,000

Financial transparency score: 2/5

Money raised: $6 million

Gabbard invested in the cryptocurrency craze in 2017, buying between $2,000 and $30,000 worth of Litecoin and Ethereum, according to documents she filed with the government. By the time she turned in her most recent financial disclosure report, in July 2019, she had gotten rid of those investments. It’s not clear if she made money on them. Most of her fortune is tied up in an $865,000 home in Washington, D.C., which has an estimated $560,000 in debt against it.

TIM RYAN

Net worth: $500,000

Financial transparency score: 3/5

Money raised: $900,000

Elected to the House of Representatives at 29 years old, Ryan has been earning a congressional salary for years. After getting a law degree in 2000, he briefly served in the Ohio state senate, then won his House seat in 2002. In 2013, Ryan married a public school teacher, who is still paying off her student loans, according to his most recent financial disclosure report.

PETE BUTTIGIEG

Net worth: $100,000

Financial transparency score: 4/5

Money raised: $32 million

Mayor Pete has enough money to live comfortably in the Midwest, but he’s still the poorest 2020 contender. Chalk that up to his age (at 37, he’s the youngest candidate), student loan debt and his decision to give up a lucrative McKinsey job to run for treasurer of his home state of Indiana in 2010. He lost but got a six-figure gig as mayor of South Bend two years later. Still, he and his husband, Chasten, a former teacher, disclosed between $100,000 and $230,000 in student loans.

Warren has a net worth of $12 million and Sanders has broken into the 1%. Some progressive candidates who are pushing policies to tax the wealthy might end up being the target of their own platforms.

Methodology: By law, all presidential candidates must file financial disclosure reports, which list most of their assets and liabilities in broad ranges. That gives us a start. We narrow those ranges wherever possible, then hunt for holdings and debts not listed on the filings, like personal real estate, mortgages and federal government pensions. This ranking includes assets owned by spouses and dependent children.

Forbes held off on estimating the net worth of three 2020 candidates—John Hickenlooper, William Weld and Wayne Messam—who have not yet filed financial disclosure reports with the federal government. This story will be updated after they do.

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