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Joe Courtney, left, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, center, and Matt Bevin, president of Bevin Bros. Manufacturing, right, ring bells during a news conference in East Hampton, Conn. earlier this month. Like many congressional members, the bulk of Blumenthal's wealth comes from his spouse.

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6. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) – Conn.

Minimum net worth: $79.11 million 

Like many on Roll Call's list, much of Blumenthal's minimum net worth of $79.11 million comes from the family of his spouse. His wife, Cynthia Blumenthal, is the daughter of New York real estate magnate Peter Malkin. 
 
Many of Cynthia Blumenthal's assets listed in the Peter L. Malkin Family 9 LLC are worth more than $1 million, including a real estate company in Sao Paulo, Brazil, multiple properties in midtown Manhattan and entities that leased and operated the Empire State Building
 
When a senator's spouse's assets are worth more than $1 million, they fall into a broad category of "over $1 million" that requires no further delineation, meaning the Blumenthals' actual wealth could be far greater. 
 
The value of assets in family trusts that will eventually go to the Blumenthal's dependent children were also reported in this year's filing and included in the overall calculation of the senator's minimum net worth. 
 
The senator reported a single mortgage of $500,000 to $1 million as a liability. 

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