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.