Okay, there has been talk for some time about how Elizabeth Dole is out of touch with North Carolina. There is a joke I heard around town that she hasn't visited the state since her fellow North Carolinian James K. Polk was President, she sends staff members to OLF forums that were advertised as "ask the Senator" events, and she had to shoot a commercial showing her standing in front of town signs to show she had been here - at least for that week.
But, out of touch is one thing, stinking rich and out of touch is another. Elizabeth Dole's biography is murky, but there is no mention of her having a lot of family money and I remember seeing her "home", it looked like a normal working class house, so I assume she doesn't have family money. She is married to a WWII veteran and long-time Senator, and Senator's don't make much dough in the Senate. She has been a student or government employee outside North Carolina for almost 50 years, neither of which pay very well.
Net Worth: From $18,523,145 to $69,211,000
Ranks 7th among all members of the Senate
Errrrr....this is probably the part where you expect me to tell you how she got so stinking rich. Sorry, no such luck. Anyone know how she more money that McCain and Kennedy? Anyone know how she is approaching the wealth of Senator's who own large corporations and professional sports teams, or those with names that end in "ockefeller"?