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The 10 Richest 2016 Presidential Candidates in the US (Donald Trump is #1)

Even though technically you don’t need to be rich to be the President of the United States of America, most of the presidents of this great nation have been rich. For instance, the first president George Washington was worth around $525 million (today’s dollar value).

Here are the top 10 richest candidates who are running for the 2016 US presidential election, according toForbes and Politico.

10) Jim Gilmore (R) – Net Worth: $8.17 Million

Former Governor of Virginia Jim Gilmore served in the US Military Intelligence Group before becoming Attorney General in 1993. He announced his run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on July 7, 2015. Gilmore was Virginia’s governor from 1988 to 2002. He is President and CEO of the political and economic think tanks, Free Congress Foundation.

Jim Gilmore Net Worth

9) George Pataki (R) – Net Worth: $11.29 Million

Lawyer and Republican Party politician George Pataki announced his run for the Republican nomination for the 2016 US presidential election on May 28, 2015. He served three terms as the Governor of New York from 1995 to 2006. He became rich through his beef business. Pataki is also the founder and president of energy company, The Pataki-Cahill Group.

George Pataki - Net Worth

8) Mike Huckabee (R) – Net Worth: $11.88 Million

Huckabee served as the Governor of Arkansas between 1996 and 2007. He announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election in Hope, Arkansas in May 2015. He is also a Christian minister, author and commentator. He made money in Christian broadcasting.

Mike Huckabee Net Worth

7) John Kasich (R) – Net Worth: $12.6 Million

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and his wife have an estimated net worth ranging between $9.1 million and $22.3 million as of August 2015, according to personal financial disclosure. He has been the Governor of Ohio since 2010. Before getting into politics, Kasich made his wealth in the private sector as an investment banker and served as a managing director at the Lehman Brothers. As a Governor he earns $148,886 a year.

John Kasich Net Worth

6) Ben Carson (R) – Net Worth: $13.5 Million

Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson has an estimated net worth of $13.52 according to Politco. He served as the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital between 1984 and 2013. He is also an author and a political commentator. He was the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins. He announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election at a rally in Detroit on May 4 2015. Since the party’s first debate on August 6, Dr. Carson has surged past Jeb Bush to the second place in public opinion polls.

Ben Carson Net Worth

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5) Jeb Bush (R) – Net Worth: $25 Million

Bush made his wealth in real estate after moving to Florida from Houston. Politico estimated his wealth at $24.89 million as of October 2015. He served as the forty-third Governor of Florida from January 5 1999 to January 2 2007. Will he be able to follow in the footsteps of his father and elder brother? We will have the answer next year.

Jeb Bush Net Worth

4) Lincoln Chafee (D) – Net Worth: $25.3 Million

Lincoln Chafee was born into a wealthy family. He served as the Governor of Rhode Island between January 2011 and January 2015. His father, great grandfather and great grand uncle were all governors of Rhode Island. In April 2015 he announced that he would be running for the US President as a Democrat.

Lincoln Chafee Net Worth

3) Hillary Clinton (R) – Net Worth: $32 Million

The Clinton couple, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton, are worth an estimated $101.5 million. According Politico her net worth is $32.02 as of October 2015. Hillary Clinton served as the sixty-seventh United States Secretary of State under President Barack Obama between 2009 and 2013. She became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation in 1978. The National Law Journal listed her twice as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the US. The Democratic candidate made most of her fortune through public speaking. According to the Washington Post she has earned over $25 million as a public speaker. In 2014, she gave 51 speeches, earning an average of $235,000 per speech. This is over eight times the median annual salary in America.

Hillary Clinton - Net Worth

2) Carly Fiorina (R) – Net Worth: $59 Million

The second-richest candidate is Carly Fiorina, who served as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005. She was the first woman to run a Fortune 100 company and one of the top 20 American companies. After leaving HP, she served on the boards of many multinational organizations. She announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination in May 2015. Politico.com estimated her net worth at $59 million.

Carly Fiorina - Net Worth

1) Donald Trump (R) – Net Worth: $4.5 Billion

Donald Trump is the very definition of the American success story. Although some reports put his net worth at $10 billion, Forbes magazine estimated his fortune at $4.5 billion as of October 2015. The real estate developer, business author and television personality has been the front runner in public opinion polls for the Republican Party nomination since August 2015. Can he replicate his business success in politics? Only time can answer this question.

Donald Trump - Net Worth

 

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  1. Help relay this message to Mr Donald Triump that he should stop hate campaign. The more he criticized people, the less he gains respect.He should focus on what he can do better than what Obama has achieved so far within a short period..

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