The AP News (Japan Times 2 February 2012) published the article “how rich is Romney?” The article searched the wealth of American presidents since George Washington, who became the richest presidents with 14,000 hectares of land and more than 300 slaves. Mitt Romney, the Republican candidates for the president in November 2012, has somewhere $190 million to $250 million. That is 20 times richer than the 44th President (Obama) who has his wealth between 2.2 million to $7.5 million. Then, the question is how rich is 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 made $50,000 a day while not working last year. Romney can easily get into the top four among all American presidents.
Source: CNN News (access date: 5 March 2012).