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By Dan Alexander Chase Peterson-Withorn and Michela Tindera

E Everyone knows that Donald Trump is rich, but how about the 25 people campaigning for his replacement as President? Forbes went through the details – examining the financial statements To find out about this The finances of the 2020 candidates

There were some surprises, Bernie is a millionaire, so is "middle-class Joe" Biden, Elizabeth Warren is richer than both and But it's a long way from John Delaney, whose fortune of $ 200 million makes him twice as rich as any other Democratic candidate other than Tom Steyer, the hedge fund tycoon who announced his candidacy in July 201

9, has an estimated value of $ 1.6 billion Steyer, the average net worth is $ 12 0.9 million – just like its competitors in 2016. The average net assets is $ 2 million. The poorest is Pete Buttigieg, who has an estimated $ 100,000 or about .003% of Trump's fortune.

We have reached all candidates. Nobody, not even the Democrats, who criticized Trump most for his financial affairs, answered every question. Therefore, we ranked the entire field for transparency and awarded points between 0 (lips sealed) and 5 (full disclosure). In the end, we revealed the money, regardless of whether the candidates wanted it publicly.

The $ 5 billion field

DONALD TRUMP

Net worth: $ 3.1 billion

Financial Transparency: 0/5

Fundraising (As of June 2019) : $ 124 million

The billionaire is rich enough to finance his entire presidential campaign. Not that he would do it. While donors across the country campaigned for his re-election, the richest president in American history donated exactly $ 0 according to the latest news.

TOM STEYER

$ 1.6 billion

Financial Transparency: 1/5

Fundraising : $ 0

After Years of support of other democrats, the hedge-fan tries his own luck as a candidate. Money will not be a problem. Steyer founded Farallon Capital in 1986, making it one of the largest hedge fund companies in the country. In 2012, he resigned to focus on politics and philanthropy, focusing his early efforts on protecting the environment. Some people found that strange because he had previously invested in the fossil fuel industry. Oil magnate Harold Hamm, a prominent Trump supporter, once called Steyer "the greatest hypocrite in the world." Steyer, for his part, declared that he had a change of heart and sold off his old stocks of fossil fuels.

JOHN DELANEY

Net Assets: $ 200 million

Financial Transparency: 2/5

Fundraising : $ 26 million

Delaney made a fortune in the business world, before three terms in Congress. The son of a union electrician, in 1993 he founded HealthCare Financial Partners, a lender to healthcare companies. One of its most important donors: Tom Steyer, whose hedge fund invested $ 25 million. Delaney took HealthCare Financial Partners public in 1996 and pocketed $ 30 million when he sold it to Heller Financial three years later (which later became GE Capital). He quickly set up a second company, commercial lender CapitalSource, and raised $ 542 million to launch it – $ 190 million from Steyer's companies.

MICHAEL BENNET

Net worth: $ 15 million

Financial Transparency Score: 2/5

Fundraising : $ 4 million

The Democratic Senator has made millions work for Republican mega-dad Philip Anschutz. After working at the Department of Justice during the Clinton administration, Bennet left Washington in 1997 to join the Anschutz Investment Company. There he worked on a deal to merge three movie chains with the Regal Entertainment Group and eventually joined the board. Today, his fortune includes hedge fund holdings and real estate in Colorado.

ELIZABETH WARREN

Net Assets: $ 12 million

Financial Transparency: 4/5

Fundraising : $ 36 million

Teachers become not so badly paid – at least not by Harvard professors. Warren and her husband Bruce Mann, both longtime lecturers at the university, have built a small fortune through years of teaching, writing and counseling. Its largest holdings include TIAA and CREF accounts, which are available to educators and nonprofit professionals valued at more than $ 4 million. One of her best investments was her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which was bought in 1995 for $ 447,000. It now has an estimated value of $ 3 million.

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JOE BIDEN

Net Assets: $ 9 million

Financial Transparency: 4/5

Fundraising : $ 22 million

"Mid-range Joe" is now a solid upper class. The former vice president and his wife Jill earned more than $ 15 million in the two years after they left the White House and made a multi-book deal with Flatiron. In 2017, they plunged $ 2.7 million on a 4,800-square-meter property in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The next year, they paid a mortgage for their other home in Wilmington, Delaware.

KAMALA HARRIS

Net Assets: $ 6 million

Financial Transparency: 4/5

Fundraising : $ 25 million

Senator Harris married attorney Douglas Emhoff in 2014 to create a California force couple. She brought the punch, and he brought the money. Since then, they have spent $ 8.2 million, most of which comes from Emhoff's work at law firms Venable and DLA Piper. The couple owns $ 5.8 million worth of debt in Los Angeles, Washington, DC and San Francisco.

JOE SESTAK

Net worth: 6 million USD

Financial transparency: 4/5

Collected money : $ 0

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

BETO O ROURKE

Net worth: US $ 4 million

Financial Transparency: 3/5 [19659012] Fundraising : $ 14 million

The former Texas congressman, married to a rich family – his wife Amy is the daughter of a real estate magnate from El Paso – but only a small portion of that fortune is on the US government gets couple. Her biggest asset, according to a campaign spokesman, is a $ 2.5 million note held by Amy. Beto holds a minority interest in a $ 2.5 million mall in El Paso, which he received from his mother.

BILL DE BLASIO

Net Assets: $ 2.5 Million

Financial Transparency: 3/5

Fundraising : $ 1 million

Mayor Bill de Blasio spent most of his life in public service, but as the resident of the Oval Office he wants to replace, He owes his fortune to timely investment in real estate in New York City. In 2000 de Blasio, who had a handful of jobs in the city and at the federal level before being elected mayor, and his wife bought a 1,200 square meter townhouse in a quiet block of flats in Brooklyn. Four years later, they immediately pulled down the street a 1,600 square meter car. Since then, real estate values ​​have skyrocketed. Last year, Blasio raised $ 108,450 by renting the two properties while he and his family lived in Gracie Mansion, the mayor's residence. BERNIE SANDERS

Net worth: $ 2.5 million

Financial Transparency: ] 4/5

Fundraising : $ 46 million

The Socialist Senator is a fairly successful capitalist. After running for the presidency in 2016, Sanders signed three lucrative book contracts that had brought him more than $ 2 million and catapulted him to the 1-percent mark. Since the elections in 2016, he has paid $ 575,000 for a summer home in northern Vermont and repaid a 30-year mortgage on his home in Burlington, Vermont, 25 years earlier.

JAY INSLEE

Net worth: $ 2 million

Financial Transparency: 4/5

Fundraising : $ 5 million

Since 1988 Inslee moves back and forth between the Washington state legislature (which serves as legislator and is now governor) and the federal government (which represents Washington's 4th district, then the 1st district). As a result, he is entitled to an estimated US $ 68,000 per annum for life in state and federal pensions, which equates to a total income of approximately US $ 750,000. He owns a five-bedroom, one-million-dollar house outside Seattle.

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AMY KLOBUCHAR

Net worth: $ 2 million

Financial Transparency: 4/5

Fundraising : $ 13 million

Klobuchar is a prosecutor who became a politician. Your retirement pension includes a federal pension worth an estimated $ 560,000. This is the result of twelve years in the US Senate.

CORY BOOKER

Net worth: $ 1.5 million

Financial Transparency: 4/5 [19659012] Gathered Money : $ 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 of taking office, recording the proceeds on check and savings accounts. Today, Booker's portfolio includes a 2,800-square-foot Newark home, where he served as mayor from 2006 to 2013, and a state pension in New Jersey. His federal tax returns have an average annual donation of 11%, more than any other 14 candidates who have published their papers.

STEVE BULLOCK

Net worth: $ 1.5 million

Financial Transparency: 3/5

Collected funds : 2 million USD

The governor of Montana is a small rental company. He owns 50% of a historic building in Helena, Montana, where he rents two commercial spaces and a residential apartment. It is conveniently located for Bullock, just a mile from its office in the state capital. His commitment amounts to about 300,000 US dollars after the debt. The remainder of the Bullock portfolio consists mainly of retirement savings accounts.

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

Net worth: $ 1.5 million

Financial Transparency: 3/5

Fundraising : $ 3 million

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

KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND

Net worth: 1 million US dollars

Financial transparency: 3/5

Fundraising : 15 million US dollars

Gillibrand owns a $ 350,000 home in Troy, New York, with her husband Jonathan. She is the breadwinner and earns $ 174,000 annually for her service in the Senate. Between 2007 and 2018 he earned as a consultant and investor according to tax returns only 185,000 US dollars. Their most valuable asset seems to be Gillibrand's federal pension, whose value is estimated at $ 450,000.

SETH MOULTON

Net worth: 1 million USD

Financial transparency: 2/5

Collected money : $ 2 million

Moulton graduated in physics from Harvard, then joined the Marine Corps and completed four tours in Iraq. Back Stateside he used the G.I. Apply for a master's degree from the Harvard Public Policy and Business Schools before applying for the convention. His $ 1 million worth of assets are largely composed of mutual funds, index funds, and a 2750-square-meter condominium in Salem, Massachusetts.

ANDREW YANG

Net worth: 1 million USD

Financial Transparency: 2/5

Fundraising : 5 million USD [19659016] Yang, the Son of Taiwanese immigrants, left a corporate law role to enter the startup world. In 2000, he co-founded Stargiving.com, a site where charitable donors got to know celebrities. After the collapse, he worked for small businesses for mobile software and healthcare. In 2006, he assumed the position of CEO of the Test Prep business Manhattan Prep. Yang helped grow the company to $ 11 million before the giant Kaplan bought it in 2009 for tens of millions.

JULIAN CASTRO

Net worth: $ 700,000

Financial Transparency: 2/5

Fundraising : $ 4 Million

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

TULSI GABBARD

Net worth: 500,000 USD

Financial Transparency Score: 2/5

Fundraising : $ 6 million

Gabbard invested 2017 in the Cryptocurrency Craze and bought Litecoin and Ethereum worth $ 2,000 to $ 30,000. When she submitted her last financial report in July 2019, she was exempt from these investments. It's not clear if she made money from it. Most of her assets are in a house in Washington, DC, which is estimated to have $ 560,000 in debt.

TIM RYAN

Net Assets: 500,000 USD

Financial Transparency Score: 3/5

Fundraising : 900,000 USD

Ryan was 29 years old elected to the House of Representatives and has earned a Congressional salary for years. After studying law in 2000, he briefly worked in the Ohio State Senate and in 2002 he was elected to the House of Representatives. In 2013, Ryan married a teacher at a public school, which, according to his latest financial statements, still repays student loans Disclosure Report.

PETE BUTTIGIEG

Net worth: 100,000 USD

Financial Transparency: 4/5

Fundraising : 32 Million Dollars

Mayor Pete has enough money to live comfortably in the Midwest, but he is still the poorest candidate for 2020. Chalk that he is up to his age (he is the youngest candidate at 37) ), his loan debt and his decision to give up a lucrative McKinsey job to run for the treasurer of his native Indiana in 2010, has lost, but has made a six-figure profit appearance as mayor of South Bend two years later. Nevertheless, he and his husband Chasten, a former teacher, announced student loans ranging from $ 100,000 to $ 230,000.

Method: By law, all presidential candidates must file financial reports listing most of their assets and liabilities in a wide range. That gives us a start. We limit these areas as much as possible and then look for holdings and debts that are not listed in the documents, eg. Personal property, mortgages and state pensions. This ranking includes assets of spouses and dependent children.

Forbes withheld the estimate of the net worth of three candidates for 2020 – John Hickenlooper, William Weld, and Wayne Messam – who had not submitted any financial reports to the federal government yet. This story will be updated as soon as it's done.

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By Dan Alexander Chase Peterson-Withorn and Michela Tindera

E White Donald Trump is rich, but what about the 25 jockeys who wanted to replace him as president? Forbes went through the details – checking financial data, searching the local real estate registers and calculating pension benefits – to Find out the finances of the 2020 candidates.

Some surprises: Bernie is a millionaire, the bourgeois Joe Biden too Elizabeth Warren is richer than both and has an estimated value of $ 12 million, but she's a long way from John Delaney whose fortune of $ 200 million brings him twice as rich as any other Democrat nominee not named Tom Steyer, the hedge fund tycoon who had announced his candidacy in July 2019 has a cherished estimate value of 1.6 billion US dollars.

With the exception of Trump and Steyer, the average net assets are $ 12.9 million, just like their competitors in 2016. The median net assets are $ 2 million. The poorest is Pete Buttigieg, who has an estimated $ 100,000 or about .003% of Trump's fortune.

We have reached all candidates. Nobody, not even the Democrats, who criticized Trump most for his financial affairs, answered every question. Therefore, we ranked the entire field for transparency and awarded points between 0 (lips sealed) and 5 (full disclosure). In the end, we revealed the money, regardless of whether the candidates wanted it publicly.

The $ 5 Billion Field

DONALD TRUMP

Net Assets: $ 3.1 Billion

Financial Transparency: 0/5

Fundraising (as of June 2019) : $ 124 million

The billionaire is rich enough to finance his entire presidential campaign. Not that he would do it. While donors across the country campaigned for his re-election, the richest president in American history donated exactly $ 0 according to the latest news.

TOM STEYER

$ 1.6 Billion

Financial Transparency: 1/5

Fundraising : $ 0

Post Years of support of other democrats, the hedge-fan tries his own luck as a candidate. Money will not be a problem. Steyer founded Farallon Capital in 1986, making it one of the largest hedge fund companies in the country. In 2012, he resigned to focus on politics and philanthropy, focusing his early efforts on protecting the environment. Some people found that strange because he had previously invested in the fossil fuel industry. Oil magnate Harold Hamm, a prominent Trump supporter, once called Steyer "the greatest hypocrite in the world." Steyer, for his part, declared that he had a change of heart and sold off his old stocks of fossil fuels.

JOHN DELANEY

Net Assets: $ 200 Million

Financial Transparency: 2/5

Fundraising : $ 26 million

Delaney made a fortune in the business world, before three terms in Congress. The son of a union electrician, in 1993 he founded HealthCare Financial Partners, a lender to healthcare companies. One of its most important donors: Tom Steyer, whose hedge fund invested $ 25 million. Delaney took HealthCare Financial Partners public in 1996 and pocketed $ 30 million when he sold it to Heller Financial three years later (which later became GE Capital). He quickly set up a second company, commercial lender CapitalSource, and raised $ 542 million to launch it – $ 190 million from Steyer's companies.

MICHAEL BENNET

Net worth: $ 15 million

Financial Transparency Score: 2/5

Fundraising : $ 4 million

The Democratic Senator has made millions work for Republican mega-dad Philip Anschutz. After working at the Department of Justice during the Clinton administration, Bennet left Washington in 1997 to join the Anschutz Investment Company. There he worked on a deal to merge three movie chains with the Regal Entertainment Group and eventually joined the board. Today, his fortune includes hedge fund holdings and real estate in Colorado.

ELIZABETH WARREN

Net Assets: $ 12 million

Financial Transparency: 4/5

Fundraising : $ 36 million

Becoming a teacher but not so badly paid – at least not by Harvard professors. Warren and her husband Bruce Mann, both longtime lecturers at the university, have built a small fortune through years of teaching, writing and counseling. Its largest holdings include TIAA and CREF accounts, which are available to educators and nonprofit professionals valued at more than $ 4 million. One of her best investments was her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which was bought in 1995 for $ 447,000. It now has an estimated value of $ 3 million.

How many billionaires support each candidate?

Pete Buttigieg is the poorest presidential candidate but, according to the latest documents, has the most billionaire supporters.

JOE BIDEN

Net Assets: $ 9 million

Financial Transparency: 4/5

Fundraising : $ 22 million

Class Joe "Is now a solid upper class. The former vice president and his wife Jill earned more than $ 15 million in the two years after they left the White House and made a multi-book deal with Flatiron. In 2017, they plunged $ 2.7 million on a 4,800-square-meter property in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The next year, they paid a mortgage for their other home in Wilmington, Delaware.

KAMALA HARRIS

Net worth: $ 6 million

Financial Transparency: 4/5

Fundraising : $ 25 million

Senator Harris married attorney Douglas Emhoff in 2014 and formed a Californian power couple. She brought the punch, and he brought the money. Since then, they have spent $ 8.2 million, most of which comes from Emhoff's work at law firms Venable and DLA Piper. The couple owns $ 5.8 million worth of debt in Los Angeles, Washington, DC and San Francisco.

JOE SESTAK

Net Assets: $ 6 million

Financial Transparency: 4/5

Collected Money : $ 0

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

BETO OUR ROKE

Net Assets: $ 4 million

Financial Transparency: 3/5

Fundraising : $ 14 million [19659014] Former Texas Congressman, married to a rich family – his wife Amy is the daughter of a real estate agent from El Paso – but only a small portion of this wealth has fallen to the couple. Her biggest asset, according to a campaign spokesman, is a $ 2.5 million note held by Amy. Beto holds a minority interest in a $ 2.5 million mall in El Paso, which he received from his mother.

BILL DE BLASIO

Fortune: $ 2.5 million

Financial Transparency Score: 3/5

Fundraising : 1 million US dollars

Mayor Bill de Blasio spent most of his life in public service, but as the resident of the Oval Office hopes to replace, he owes his fortune to make timely investments in real estate in New York City. In 2000, de Blasio, who had a handful of jobs in the city and at the federal level before being elected mayor, and his wife bought a 1,200-square-meter townhouse in a quiet block of flats in Brooklyn. Vier Jahre später holten sie gleich die Straße runter ein 1.600 Quadratmeter großes Auto. Seitdem sind die Immobilienwerte in die Höhe geschossen. Letztes Jahr sammelte de Blasio 108.450 USD, indem er die beiden Grundstücke vermietete, während er und seine Familie in Gracie Mansion, dem Amtssitz des Bürgermeisters, wohnten.

BERNIE SANDERS

Nettowert: 2,5 Mio. USD

Punktzahl für finanzielle Transparenz: 4/5

Geldbeschaffung : 46 Mio. USD

Der sozialistische Senator ist ein ziemlich erfolgreicher Kapitalist. Nachdem Sanders 2016 für die Präsidentschaft kandidierte, verbuchte er drei lukrative Buchverträge, die ihm bisher mehr als 2 Millionen US-Dollar einbrachten, und katapultierte ihn auf die 1-Prozent-Marke. Seit den Wahlen im Jahr 2016 hat er 575.000 USD für ein Sommerhaus im Norden von Vermont ausgezahlt und eine 30-jährige Hypothek auf sein Haus in Burlington, Vermont, zurückgezahlt – 25 Jahre früher.

JAY INSLEE

Nettovermögen: 2 Mio. USD

Finanzielle Transparenz: 4/5

Geldbeschaffung : 5 Mio. USD

Seit 1988 Inslee ist zwischen der Regierung des US-Bundesstaates Washington (die als Gesetzgeber fungiert und jetzt Gouverneur ist) und der Bundesregierung (die den 4. Bezirk Washingtons, dann den 1. Bezirk, vertritt) hin und her gewechselt. Dadurch hat er Anspruch auf geschätzte 68.000 US-Dollar pro Jahr für das Leben in staatlichen und bundesstaatlichen Renten, was einer Einkommensquelle von insgesamt rund 750.000 US-Dollar entspricht. Er besitzt ein Haus mit fünf Schlafzimmern und einer Million US-Dollar außerhalb von Seattle.

Der Milliardär Tom Steyer ist in absoluten Zahlen der größte bekannte Spender. Von den Kandidaten, die ihre Steuererklärungen abgegeben haben, hat Cory Booker jedoch den höchsten Prozentsatz des Verdienstes preisgegeben. Bewegen Sie den Mauszeiger über jedes Foto, um weitere Informationen zu erhalten.

AMY KLOBUCHAR

Nettowert: 2 Millionen US-Dollar

Finanzielle Transparenz: 4/5

Gesammeltes Geld : 13 Millionen US-Dollar

Klobuchar ist ein Staatsanwalt, der zum Politiker wurde. Ihre Altersrente umfasst eine Bundesrente im Wert von schätzungsweise 560.000 US-Dollar. Dies ist das Ergebnis von zwölf Jahren im US-Senat.

CORY BOOKER

Nettowert: 1,5 Millionen US-Dollar

Finanzielle Transparenz: 4/5

Geldbeschaffung : 12 Millionen US-Dollar

Wann der Neue? Der Senator von Jersey kam 2013 nach Washington und besaß Aktien von Unternehmen wie Netflix, Facebook und Amazon. All das verkaufte er innerhalb eines Jahres nach seinem Amtsantritt, indem er den Erlös auf Scheck- und Sparkonten verbuchte. Heute umfasst das Portfolio von Booker ein 2800 Quadratmeter großes Haus in Newark, in dem er von 2006 bis 2013 als Bürgermeister tätig war, sowie eine staatliche Pension in New Jersey. Seine Bundessteuererklärungen weisen eine durchschnittliche jährliche Spende von 11% auf, mehr als alle anderen 14 Kandidaten, die ihre Unterlagen veröffentlicht haben.

STEVE BULLOCK

Nettowert: 1,5 Mio. USD

Finanziell Punktzahl für Transparenz: 3/5

Gesammeltes Geld : 2 Mio. USD

Der Gouverneur von Montana ist ein Kleinvermieter. Er besitzt 50% eines historischen Gebäudes in Helena, Montana, wo er zwei Gewerbeflächen und eine Wohnwohnung vermietet. Es hat eine günstige Lage für Bullock, nur 1,6 km von seinem Büro in der Landeshauptstadt entfernt. Sein Einsatz beläuft sich nach der Verschuldung auf rund 300.000 US-Dollar. Der Rest des Bullock-Portfolios besteht hauptsächlich aus Altersvorsorgekonten.

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

Nettovermögen: 1,5 Millionen US-Dollar

Finanzielle Transparenz: 3/5

Geldbeschaffung : 3 Millionen US-Dollar

Williamson machte Millionen US-Dollar als Selbsthilfe-Guru und Autorin (mit Büchern wie dem Bestseller von 1992 A Return To Love ), aber sie hat das meiste Geld nicht festgehalten. Was sie in Investmentfonds, Geldmarktkonten und Geldkonten hat, zusammen mit einer Handvoll öffentlich gehandelter Aktien wie Apple, Home Depot und VF Corp. Obwohl Williamson die Wahl wahrscheinlich nicht gewinnen wird, wird sie mit ziemlicher Sicherheit Geld verdienen aus ihrem Wahlkampf: Im April veröffentlichte sie ihr neuestes Buch 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.

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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