You Have To Be Rich To Run For President
It clearly takes A LOT of money to run for office. Have you ever wondered just how wealthy the candidates are? Thanks to "Money Magazine" I have a list of their worth here.
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. Huntsman has dropped out of the race and is expected to endorse Romney.
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, but 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.