In a recent article Besty Woodruft at The National Review asks how Harry Reid, the leader of the Senate, became so wealthy? As the man came from poverty (which rich people often do) who has spent his entire life in public service (which most rich people do not unless they come from family wealth) it’s a good question.
(From The National Review)
“Imagine that someone grows up in poverty, works his way through law school by holding the night shift as a Capitol Hill policeman, and spends all but two years of his career as a public servant. Now imagine that this person’s current salary — and he’s at the top of his game — is $193,400. You probably wouldn’t expect him to have millions in stocks, bonds, and real estate.”