Romney Would Rank Among Richest Presidents Ever

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Associated Press (AP) -- Just how rich is Mitt Romney? Add up the wealth of the last eight presidents, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. Then double that number.

Now you're in Romney territory. He would be among the richest presidents in American history if elected -- probably in the top four.

He couldn't top George Washington who, with nearly 60,000 acres
and more than 300 slaves, is considered the big daddy of
presidential wealth.

After that, it gets complicated, depending how you rate Thomas
Jefferson's plantation, Herbert Hoover's millions from mining or
John F. Kennedy's share of the vast family fortune, as well as the
finer points of factors like inflation adjustment.

But it's safe to say the Roosevelts had nothing on Romney, and
the Bushes are nowhere close.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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