> Estimated net worth: $190 million – $250 million
> Major accomplishments: Founded Bain Capital, Governor of Massachusetts
Mitt Romney’s net worth is between $190 million and $250 million, according to media reports based on his disclosure of personal finances filed with the Federal Election Commission. The majority of Romney’s wealth comes from Bain Capital, a venture capital firm he co-founded, and a wide range of investments. Romney is, by far, the wealthiest candidate running for president.
> Estimated net worth: $1.3 million – $2.8 million
> Major accomplishments: Congresswoman from Minnesota
Michele Bachmann’s net worth at between $1.3 million and $2.8 million, according to media reports based on her disclosure filing. The Minnesota Congresswoman’s largest assets are a family clinic property in Minnesota and a family farm in Wisconsin. Bachmann also possesses “a wide variety of investment funds,” Politico states. The presidential candidate has at least $350,000 worth of debt, stemming from a mortgage and a business loan.
> Estimated net worth: $2.9 million – $6.6 million
> Major accomplishments: CEO of Godfather’s Pizza
Herman Cain, who was born in Memphis, but grew up in Virginia, is the son of poor parents. His mother was a domestic worker and his father worked as a janitor, barber and chauffeur. Working for Pillsbury, Cain oversaw several hundred Burger Kings in the Philadelphia region. He performed so well that he was promoted to CEO of the Godfather’s pizza chain in 1990. To turn the company around, Cain closed down hundreds of locations, leading the company to a profit. Media reports based on his public financial disclosure to the FEC put Cain’s net worth between $2.9 million and $6.6 million.
> Estimated net worth: $2.25 million – $5 million
> Major accomplishments: Congressman from Texas, Author
Ron Paul’s net worth is between approximately $2.25 million and $5 million, according to OpenSecrets. Trained in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Paul started his own practice in the late 1960s, following service in the Air Force. Paul has also written a number of best-selling books, including Liberty Defined, End the Fed, and The Revolution: A Manifesto.
> Estimated net worth: at least $1.1 million
> Major accomplishments: Governor of Texas
Rick Perry is worth at least $1.1 million, according to Forbes. The majority of this wealth has been accumulated while he served in office. Perry’s biggest source of income is his real estate deals. In 2007, Perry made over $800,000 selling land in Texas’ Horseshoe Bay, a lot he had originally purchased in 2001 for approximately $300,000. Controversy has surrounded this deal and others, with critics claiming Perry used political leverage to increase his profits.