Marco Rubio Net Worth: The finances of Marco Rubio were in the news earlier this year when the Republican senator from Florida cashed out nearly $70,000 in retirement funds.
That's usually viewed as a desperate financial move, particularly by members of Congress who have an average net worth of $1.03 million.
But according to the Center for Responsive Politics, Sen. Marco Rubio's net worth is far below the average member of Congress at just $443,508. Because candidates are only required to report personal finances in broad ranges, that figure is only an approximation.
Rubio has been widely criticized for his financial habits. After publishing his book "American Dreams," Rubio quickly went out and purchased an $80,000 speedboat after paying off his student loans. His recent liquidation of his retirement account is said to have cost him roughly $24,000 in taxes and penalties.
Then in July, he sold his second home in Tallahassee, Fla., for $18,000 less than he originally paid for it.
The presidential hopeful is facing competition with much deeper pockets.
Republican candidate Donald Trump has by far the highest net worth among candidates at approximately $4 billion. GOP hopeful Carly Fiorina has a net worth near $59 million. Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has a net worth near $21 million.
Among presidential candidates, only Scott Walker and Bernie Sanders have a lower net worth.
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