Net Worth: $250 Million
- Source of Wealth Businessman, Politician, Author
- Full Name Mitt Romney
- Nationality United States
- Occupation Politician
About Mitt Romney
American businessman, politician and author, Mitt Romney, has an estimated net worth of $190 million to $250 million as of August 2011 according to personal financial reports submitted to Federal Election Commission as required by the FEC and the U.S. Office of Government Ethics. In light of that, the Romney campaign confirmed the amount ($190m-$250m) as an accurate estimate.
Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts from 2003 until 2007, when he began an unsuccessful run for president of the United States. Romney is a successful businessman with a political pedigree: his father, George Romney, was the governor of Michigan from 1963-69 and ran for the Republican nomination for president in 1968. Mitt Romney graduated from Brigham Young University in 1971, and earned both a law degree and an MBA from Harvard in 1975. Romney worked for the management consulting firm Bain & Company before founding the investment firm Bain Capital in 1984. Romney became a national figure in 1999 when he took over as president of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee and helped rescue the 2002 Winter Olympics from money and ethical problems. In February 2007 he announced a run for the presidency; he ended his run in February 2008, after falling behind John McCain in early Republican primaries. He the Republican Party presidential candidate for the 2012 election. Romney is by far the wealthiest candidate in the 2012 presidential race.
In addition, the financial reports revealed that he earned over $360,000 per speaking event over the past year-and-a-half, according to USA Today. He also earned between $100,000 – $1 million in royalties from his book, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness”. With a fortune amassed as a venture capitalist at his firm, Bain Capital, he has been generous to many community, civic and political advocacy organizations. Born Willard Mitt Romney on March 12, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan. Romney married the former Ann Davies in 1969; they have five sons.