The nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation on Tuesday posted the first analysis of the net worth of the 535 members of Congress. The numbers are in inflation-adjusted 2006 dollars from as far back as 1995 to 2006. Here's a look at lawmakers' rising and falling fortunes:

The fastest climber: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's average net worth grew from negative $6 million to $30.7 million from 2000 to 2006, the fastest financial climb in recent years for any member of Congress who started out with no assets.

The contender: Sen. Barack Obama's estimated net worth rose from $328,442 in 2004 to $799,006 in 2006.

Finding middle ground: Sen. John McCain reported a $27.6 million surge in his average net worth -- the midpoint between the lowest and highest ranges of his and his wife's assets listed on his Senate financial disclosure forms -- from 1995 to 2006. He and his wife, Cindy, rose from an average net worth of $8.9 million to an average of $36.4 million, the ninth-fastest biggest upward move in Congress.

The wealthiest: Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., left, with a net worth estimated at $409.4 million. She was followed by Rep. Daryl Issa, R-Calif., at $337.4 million and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., with a fortune estimated at $267.8 million.

At the bottom: Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., with an estimated minus $4.7 million. The average net worth of Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., slid from $78.1 million to a negative $1.8 million. In all, 178 reported declines in their average net worth. Six reported no assets, including Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill.

About those disclosures: Politicians' financial disclosures almost always understate their net worth because members aren't required to list their homes, many of which are worth millions of dollars.

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