According to the Sunlight foundation, Adam Putnam's net worth went from approximately $781,000 in 2000 to $7,800,000 in 2006 http://fortune535.sunlightprojects.org/lawmaker/318/
On a salary of $169,000/year and a return on the S&P 500 in that time which was a loss of 12%
Since he is obviously a financial genius, why don't we ask him to run for president in 2012? No, not ask, demand. Imagine what he can do for the economy! He could increase our national wealth tenfold even while it contracts.
Putnam 2012! Let me hear you people! Are you with me?