The details of Paul Ryan's personal wealth are no mystery — unlike those of Mitt Romney.
And while Ryan is nowhere close to the nine-figure wealth Romney boasts, he isn't exactly hurting, either.
Ryan's overall net worth falls between $927,100 and $3.20 million, making him the 124th wealthiest member of the House, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics of the new Republican vice presidential candidate's 2010 personal financial filings.
Additional personal financial disclosures by Ryan, who by law has each year filed such reports since entering Congress in 1999, indicate that the Wisconsin congressman has maintained well-above-average wealth for the duration of his congressional tenure.
Ultra-wealthy Romney, in contrast, has largely occluded his recent personal financial history.
He's refused to release his recent tax returns before 2010, and unlike Ryan, is under no obligation to release annual personal financial disclosure reports.
While running for president in 2007, Romney did file a federal public financial disclosure report that listed hundreds of assets across numerous financial categories.
Ryan, meanwhile, has to date been under no significant pressure or obligation to release his personal Internal Revenue Service filings, although calls to do so will likely begin immediately.
"It'll be very, very interesting to see if Ryan releases his tax returns," said Kathy Kiely, managing editor for the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation, which tracks political money.
Ryan's latest personal financial disclosure report, which covers calendar year 2011, lists several dozen stocks and mutual funds he or his wife, Janna, own.
Ryan's individual investments are generally modest, ranging in value from $1,001 to $15,000. (Federal law only requires lawmakers to report their assets and liabilities in broad ranges.) These include stock in well-known companies that run the gamut from tobacco and oil interests to fast food and athletic wear.
Among them: Amazon.com, Air Products Chemicals, Accenture, Berkshire Hathaway, Estee Lauder, McDonald's, Kraft Foods, Nike, Praixair, Ralph Lauren, Starbucks, Priceline.com, Mastercard, Google, Wells Fargo, Procter & Gamble, IBM, United Technologies, Visa, General Electric, ExxonMobil, Apple, Bristol Myers Squibb, Citrix Systems and tobacco companies Altria and Phillip Morris.
Ryan also reported a holding in the Ryan Limited Partnership worth up to $250,000. He reported no financial liabilities.
Janna Ryan also individually reported a living trust fund worth between $1 million and $5 million, that ranks as the largest asset they collectively reported for last year.
She also individually reported up to $250,000 in assets tied to gravel rights with Blondie & Brownie LLC, $100,000 in mineral rights holdings, as well as up to $100,000 worth of holdings in the Little Land Company. All are located in Oklahoma.
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