A list of the richest politicians in America, with photos. These are wealthy politicians who actually served in public office. Remember, being rich does not necessarily guarantee victory. As with the Rockefellers though, sometimes America's wealthiest families succeed in making the leap to public service. This list is not adjusted for inflation, but all of the entries are fairly recent. Wealth does not always lead to winning a government election, but for the politicos on this list it certainly did.