Burke is chair of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and as such is required to file his own Form 700 (posted below). According to that document, Burke has, at most, $4.3 million.
OK, so he's not poor. It seems he and his wife, Supervisor Yvonne Burke, still have a six-figure income, and have bought a nice place in Cabo San Lucas. Good for them. But to put it in perspective: If they sold everything they owned, they wouldn't be able to cover James Loney's salary for one year.
So the questions are piling up on this alleged offer. Why would China want to invest in a baseball team? There's no obvious reason they would. But assuming they did, why would they team up with Bill Burke to do it? Makes no sense.
One other thing, while we're on this. Why does the chair of the AQMD hold several thousand dollars worth of ExxonMobil stock? Seriously. WTF.
Bill Burke 2011 Financial Disclosure