Harry, he be a player. How Did Harry Reid Get Rich? How Did Harry Reid Get Rich? - Betsy Woodruff - National Review Online Try this thought experiment. Imagine that someone grows up in poverty, works his way through law school by holding the night shift as a Capitol Hill policeman, and spends all but two years of his career as a public servant. Now imagine that this persons current salary and hes at the top of his game is $193,400. You probably wouldnt expect him to have millions in stocks, bonds, and real estate. But, surprise, he does, if hes our Senate majority leader, whose net worth is between 3 and 10 million dollars, according to OpenSecrets.org. When Harry Reid entered the Nevada legislature in 1982, his net worth was listed as between $1 million and $1.5 million or more, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. So, since inquiring minds inquire, lets try to figure out how Reids career in public service ended up being so lucrative. He hasnt released his tax returns, which makes this an imperfect science, but looking at a few of his investments helps to show how he amassed his wealth.