History reveals that in the earliest days, members of the government were not paid for public service. The reason is, these people were wealthy to begin with. These members include both congressional representatives and senators.
Today, there have been a lot of changes, but one thing remains: most senators have vast fortunes that did not come from serving the public. Although they earn salaries, most of the members of the senate are already high net worth Americans who had successful careers in private sectors.
Senators in the United States only make approximately $174,000 annually. If you are going to think about it, these senators only serve six-year terms and making millions out of their salaries is questionable. Here are the 10 US senators who are millionaires.