I might have to disagree with her wealth not being from taxpayers, as well. She started out with a rich husband, true. How much the family has gained with her influence in Congress is debatable. Her husband runs Financial Leading Services inc. "A San Francisco real estate and venture capital investment and consulting firm" ( per Wikipedia ) Nancy has been a big wheel in California Democrat politics for a long time.
It's not a crime, per se, to have your family get rich while you are in office. It would take a brave investigator to find any proof that she's dirty, but one can assume that having a wife to give you pillow talk about upcoming legislation is a handy thing to have, and the family is heavily invested in New Media like Apple, Facebook, Shutterfly, and old media like Disney, Comcast.
How rich she'd be today if she wasn't connected to politics and allegedly the Italian Families, is a good question. I assume less. But I haven't researched her votes on real estate related legislation.
To be fair, she is far from the only Congresscritter to get fabulously wealthy in office. The unlamented Harry Reid is easy to show made out big in real estate where he was able to influence laws.
And it's a bipartisan kind of corruption. I have zero doubt others of every party make a lot by means less than squeaky clean.
It is fair to point out, too, that many get to Congress already millionaires, or at least in the highest income levels. Any reasonably disciplined person who starts as a millionaire, can expect to invest broadly enough to steadily grow their wealth. That's not so easy if you start with an average income. Less to invest, closer to the margins.
One reason lottery winners, sports & entertainment stars are known to lose it all is the lack of discipline to avoid drug addiction and buying silly toys.
Mr. Pelosi has bought a football team, which seems more toy than investment, ( unless you get the premium monopoly version ) but he seems to have made out ok.
Sometimes just having the luxury of time, not being desperate to sell to stay afloat, is the difference between success and failure.
I remember when Pelosi became Speaker the first time and my union business agent was just giddy. I told him about how her and her husbands restaurants and hotels all have non union people working for them and if anybody even mentions a union they are fired. Ofcourse he told me I was all wrong, I told him to do some homework!
Politician's family members often get business steered to them by favor-seekers. In Chicago, under Mayor Richard J. Daley and his son Richard M., the other brother's insurance business was very successful.
Funny as these may be . . . many foist patently inaccurate information.
Nancy Pelosi's wealth has nothing to do with her income from serving in government.
I'm no fan of her . . but someone might see that and improperly infer that she amassed that wealth from taxpayers.
My intent in posting that was not to imply that she got rich from the taxpayers. Aesquire is right on target with what may be likely. Using your position in government to enhance your position in business. Ironically, exactly what she is accusing Trump of, and promising to subpoena Trumps tax records. Of course, Trump was ridiculously rich before he entered politics. Nancy? She became rich while in office. Which really screams to be investigated? It's all about the hypocrisy.