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Guess You Gotta Be Rich To Run

Guess You Gotta Be Rich To Run

How Rich are the Presidential Candidates?

"Money"magazine put together a list of the estimated total net worth of each of the remaining 2012 presidential candidates. 

MITT ROMNEY, $85 MILLION to $264 MILLION.  Most of that is dividends and interest from his investments, and from giving speeches.

JON HUNTSMAN, $16 MILLION to $72 MILLION.  A lot of the money is tied to his family's business, the Huntsman Corporation.  His father is a billionaire.   

NEWT GINGRICH, $7 MILLION to $31 MILLION.  He owns several businesses and makes the bulk of his money from his multimedia company, Gingrich Productions.

BARACK OBAMA, $2.8 MILLION to $11.8 MILLION.  He gets a $400,000 salary as president . . . the majority of his income comes from book sales.

RON PAUL, $2.4 MILLION to $5.4 MILLION.  He's invested in more than 20 mining, gold, and silver companies.

RICK SANTORUM, $1 MILLION to $3 MILLION.  Most of his money is tied up in real estate.

RICK PERRY, $1 MILLION to $2.5 MILLION.  He makes $132,995-a-year as governor of Texas, and also has investments in several companies. 

(Money)

 

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