What is Ron Johnson's net worth? Senator rents million-dollar home atop Capitol Hill
Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican, has been under fire after a recent video went viral on social media, set to expose how he was voting to overturn the election and then blamed the insurrection on leftists, attributing the 'real threat' to BLM protesters.
MEAWW has reported on the controversial, often comical Johnson extensively in the past. Ever since the Republican senator took to the Senate floor to present his case against the Democrats' $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill aka the American Rescue Plan, many on social media have been calling him an "idiot". In February this year, Johnson blamed the January 6 Capital insurrection on ‘fake Trump supporters’. Johnson has also been promoting the anti-parasitic medicine ivermectin as part of a cocktail of repurposed drugs for the early treatment of Covid-19 for months. His efforts resulted in a one-week suspension from YouTube. But on Saturday, August 22 the Food and Drug Administration issued a strong warning against using ivermectin to treat Covid-19. "You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y'all. Stop it," the FDA tweeted.
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People took to Twitter to share their dissatisfaction with the senator as '#RacistRon' trended throughout Tuesday. "Ron Johnson was one of the first people to announce he was voting to overturn the election. Then he blamed the insurrection on leftists, and said the real threat are BLM protestors. Retweet if you're going to do everything you can to defeat #RacistRon in 2022," wrote one. "Spread this far and wide to expose how #RacistRon fueled January 6th then tried to blame it on Democrats and BLM," wrote Murrow Award Winner Chip Franklin. The video was originally shared by 'The Liddle'est President' author Majid M Padellan, who goes by the name @mmpadellan on Twitter.
#RacistRon is a total disgrace. He must be voted out. https://t.co/FklZvgcPtT— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) August 25, 2021
What is Ron Johnson's net worth?
Johnson has an estimated net worth of $39 million, according to Investopedia. Johnson ranked sixth in the senate, according to Open Secrets, with an estimated net worth of $39,233,507 in 2018. The website notes that he invested $15,175,000 in real estate and $15,000,000 in securities and investment.
Sources differ on his exact net worth. As per a 2018 report by Roll Call, Johnson had a net worth of $10.4 million. Ballotpedia reports that Johnson has a base salary of $174,000, and a net worth of $24,442,007. Johnson's estimated net worth in 2019 ranged from $18,101,013 to $84,366,000, with an average of $51,233,506.50, making him one of Congress' wealthiest members. From 2018 to 2019, his net worth climbed by an estimated 30.6 percent, according to Congressional Integrity. Since being sworn into the Senate in 2011, Johnson's net worth is estimated to have climbed by more than 115 percent.
Ron Johnson has a net worth of $39,000,000+ https://t.co/RMRsfYU1IR— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) December 18, 2020
Johnson, like many of Congress's wealthiest members, acquired his fortune in business before becoming a politician. PACUR, a Wisconsin-based polyester and plastics manufacturing company controlled by his brother-in-law, hired the senator as an accountant in the late 1970s. He rose through the ranks over time, finally becoming the company's CEO in the mid-'80s. Johnson is one of the top 20 wealthiest members of Congress, according to Salon.com.
Johnson committed to putting his assets in a blind trust during his 2010 Senate campaign to eliminate any appearance of conflicts of interest. According to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, Johnson broke that commitment and has promoted various measures that have helped him enhance his income by as much as 100 percent since taking office.
Johnson rents a million-dollar home atop Capitol Hill just blocks from his Washington office in 2011. On its three stories, the 2,430 square foot home offers three bedrooms and three and a half baths. It's an attached row house nestled among others of comparable age and size. However, it is not as old as it appears. The Johnson house and its near neighbors were built in 1964, yet they mix in with structures that are much older, according to Urban Milwaukee.
The house is complete with multiple fireplaces, central air conditioning and forced-air heat powered by natural gas, a natural gas water heater, and a wet bar. A modest wall separates the front garden from the brick walkway, which is a common District feature. The sunny, modest courtyard is manicured in the traditional manner. The prominent decorative feature is a crape myrtle.
Johnson and his wife Jane reside in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. They have three children, all graduates of the University of Wisconsin, and four grandchildren, according to his website. The primary Johnson residence, a lakefront mansion in Oshkosh, is likewise valued around a million dollars, although it has a greater view and a much larger yard.