Election 2012: How rich are these guys?

Certain 2012 candidates are worth hundreds of millions, others far less.

Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
Total net worth: $85 to $264 million

With no regular day job, Romney still earns a tidy income in the form of dividends and interest from his investments, and records filed with the Federal Election Commission show that the former Massachusetts governor commands between $20,000 and $68,000 on the speaking circuit.

Much of Romney's wealth is tied up in a blind trust, but some assets remain under his control -- including a few quirky items. For example, the FEC lists between $250,000 and $500,000 in horses, an asset the campaign says belongs to the candidate's wife. He owns another $250,000 to $500,000 in gold.

Romney has degrees from both Harvard Law and Harvard Business School, and had successful careers at the consulting shop Bain & Company and private equity firm Bain Capital before joining the Salt Lake City Olympics effort in 1999.


By Charles Riley @CNNMoney - Last updated January 13 2012: 9:50 AM ET
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The former Massachusetts governor's Republican rivals allege that Bain Capital's specialized brand of investment is 'hard to justify' and 'inherently wrong.'