Nancy Pelosi worth an estimated $122M, has $223K government salary

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How does a duly elected public official who makes $223K a year become worth $122 million in the same lifetime?

WASHINGTON (INTELLIHUB) — Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is worth an estimated $122 million dollars despite the fact she had just recently received a raise in her government salary from $178,000 a year as a senator to $223,500 as House Speaker plus life insurance and full retirement benefits.

From Celebrity Net Worth:

Pelosi is of Italian-American descent. Her father, Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., was a Democratic U.S. Congressman from Maryland, and a Mayor of Baltimore. Pelosi’s brother, Thomas D’Alesandro III., also a Democrat, was mayor of Baltimore from 1967 to 1971. He declined to run for a second term. She graduated from Trinity College in Washington DC, with a B.A. in political science. She married American businessman Paul Pelosi in 1963. Paul owns a venture capital, financial consulting and real estate firm called Financial Leasing Services, INC. Thanks to Paul, the Pelosis own large stakes in companies like Facebook, Apple, Comcast, Shutterfly and the Walt Disney Co. Paul Pelosi also owns a few office buildings in San Francisco and commercial properties around California. In 2009 Paul spent $10 million to buy the Oakland Invaders United Football League team. The team, which was soon relocated and renamed the Sacramento Mountain Lions, was eventually shut down. They have five children and eight grandchildren. When in San Francisco, the Pelosis reside in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. They also own a vineyard in St. Helena, California, that is valued between $5 million and $25 million. Nancy is very active in the Italian-American community, serving as a board member of the National Organization of Italian American Woman, as well as, serving for 13 years as a board member of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF). The NIAF gave her a Special Achievement Award for Public Advocacy in 2007 and she continues to be involved in the foundation today.

What gives?

Should House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have to turn over her financial records to Congress for investigation as she and other Democrats are requiring President Donald Trump to do?