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uncollapse
03-07-2008, 09:13 AM
This thread is just for your infomation if you are interested about the candidates wealth like i do. It probably means nothing to the election, i guess.

Sources:
1) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/24/AR2007032400305_pf.html
2) http://thinkonthesethings.wordpress.com/2007/12/10/saloncom-presidential-candidates-net-worth/
3) http://zacjohnson.com/presidential-candidates-net-worth/
4) http://www.dailypaul.com/node/31655
(2) and (3) reports same numbers

In Order of Wealth,
- Mitt Romney: (2)202 millions
- John Edwards: (1)13-60 millions (2)55 millions
- Rudolph Giuliani: (2)53 millions
- Hillary Clinton: (1)10-50 millions (2)35 millions
- John MCcain: (1)25-38 millions (2) 40 millions
- Barack Obama: (1)1-2.5 millions (2)1.3 million
- Ron Paul: (4)1.4 million

pappy
03-07-2008, 09:21 AM
I remember seeing his portfolio somewhere in the filings. was not huge but not small either. also it was all in hard assets or stocks related to gold and other hard assets so I am sure he's not doing to bad.

It is hard though to accumulate lots of wealth when you completely pay your own way and take no handouts (no gov't pension, paid all kids education without loans etc.)

uncollapse
03-07-2008, 09:28 AM
I remember seeing his portfolio somewhere in the filings. was not huge but not small either. also it was all in hard assets or stocks related to gold and other hard assets so I am sure he's not doing to bad.

It is hard though to accumulate lots of wealth when you completely pay your own way and take no handouts (no gov't pension, paid all kids education without loans etc.)

I would expect Ron Paul to do well financially, since he probably had converted all his paper money to gold and reaps ten-fold profits by now :) On a serious note, it would be a shame if a self-proclaimed expert in economics and a fiscally conservative cannot manage his own finance.

yongrel
03-07-2008, 10:02 AM
I remember reading somewhere that RP has close to a million dollars in gold. That's a nice heap of change.

heartless
03-07-2008, 10:32 AM
I wonder if ron paul collects pennies like me :D

uncollapse
03-07-2008, 11:28 AM
I wonder if ron paul collects pennies like me :D

maybe those liberty coins with his face on it :D

uncollapse
03-07-2008, 11:22 PM
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