Selling the United stock was a wise decision, since Manchin sits on the Senate Banking Committee and can help shape policy that affects banks' bottom line.
It should be noted that while Manchin sold his direct stake in United, his financial report shows that his wife, Gayle, still owns between $100,001 and $250,000 worth of stock in Fairmont-based MVB Financial Corp., parent company of MVB Bank.
Since financial disclosure forms have such wide ranges for asset values, it's hard to pin down exactly how much lawmakers are worth. But it's safe to say Manchin is worth between $3 million and $12 million, give or take a buck or two.
Of course, he has a long way to go to match Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., who according to the latest financial reports has a net worth of least $83 million.
That could be a lowball figure, too, since Rockefeller's chief asset, a JPMorganChase Bank family trust, is listed under the top generic value category of "Over $50 million."
The former governor's net worth has been estimated to be as high as $148 million - but who's counting?
While the Senate's financial disclosure reports were released last week, reports for members of the House of Representatives have not been filed yet.
Those reports are expected to be released next month.