Romney's So Rich It Surprised Even Him

With up to $247M, he's worth the other major candidates combined
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Aug 13, 2007 5:11 PM CDT
Mitt Romney, seen here campaigning in Iowa, may be worth up to $247 Million, which may make him the wealthiest of the 2008 contenders.   (Getty Images (by Event))
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(Newser) – Mitt Romney looks to be richer than the other presidential candidates combined, Bloomberg reports. In a filing today with the Federal Election Commission, the GOP contender today revealed that he and his wife jointly own assets worth between $190 and $270 million. Since their assets have been in a blind trust since 2003, the former VC says the numbers came as a surprise to him, too. 

Romney has already lent $8.9 million to his $12-million campaign. "More than any other candidate, he has a safety net he can rely on in terms of personal wealth," said one expert. Meanwhile, Giuliani counts $70 million to his name. Hillary is worth $51 million; Obama, a piddling $1.1 million.