Rep. Dennis Hastert

Rep. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill)

When Illinois Congressman Dennis Hastert became speaker of the House in 1999, his net worth was about $300,000. 8 years later when he left the job he was a multi-millionaire. Among his financial accomplishments were deals like the one he made where he purchased a bunch of land that (coincidentally) was adjacent to the highway that would be built close to his home that cameĀ from an earmark he put in a bill. That deal made him a boat-load of money ($2 Million).

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