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Darrell Issa Is The Wealthiest Member Of Congress

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10:  Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) speaks during a hearing before the House Oversight and
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10: Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) speaks during a hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee July 10, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on 'Examining the Impact of Obamacare on Job Creators and the Economy.' (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is the wealthiest member of Congress, according to The Hill.

The House Oversight Committee chairman tops The Hill's 50 Wealthiest list this year, raking in a reported $355 million in 2012. Coming in second place is Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), who is worth at least $101 million.

The Atlantic notes Issa has significantly increased his wealth in just four years -- in 2008, his fortune was worth roughly $160 million. He made his fortune as the head of the company that makes the Viper car alarm.

Click here for The Hill's 50 Wealthiest.

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