January 27th, 2012
01:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney's elusive net worth calculation

New York (CNNMoney) – Exactly how much is Mitt Romney worth? Hard to say.

The estimates, even from the candidate and his own campaign, are all over the map.

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  1. GI Joe

    I sure keep better track of the little bit I have.

    Maybe he ISN'T the best manager after all.

    January 27, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  2. Annie, Atlanta

    I don't really care how much Mitt Romney is worth, to be honest. That's his business. What I want to know is what are all these off-shore accounts invested in. North Korea or Iran nukes? What? There's something strange about a man who wants to be our President yet hids his money. And what the heck is a blind trust? And how can you not know what is in it when a family friend runs it? And this is the best the GOP has to offer? So many questions, so little time.

    January 27, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    Just saw a natural-gas-powered UPS truck. Runs good!

    Where I used to live they had all electric Postal Trucks. It CAN be done. Needs improvement, but those things take more than 24 hours or 24 months.

    The 1st gasoline buring vehicle was improved on over time.

    Give clean, renewable energy a CHANCE.

    January 27, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  4. Annie, Atlanta

    I'm more interested in knowing why he erased all those e-mails when he was governor of MA, knowing full well it was against the law. And once again, this is the best the GOP is trying to pawn off on us. Good grief, this is embarrassing.

    January 27, 2012 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  5. FM

    Anyone who thinks Romney will help them incase he becomes a President, must think twice. The man is so rich that to think about the poor will never cross his mind. Take it for example: If you have eaten a lot, your belly is full not even an inch to take in more food. How do you take it when you hear someone screaming: " am hungry, please help me, I need something to eat"!. The screaming never cross the mind. Same to Romney.

    January 27, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  6. A True Centrist

    Congratulations on your success Mr Romney. I know success has become a dirty word in this country to a lot of people, but I for one strive for success daily. I do not begrudge your success, and instead hope you use it as a selling point during the campaign. President Clinton did not hide the tens of millions he made, and you shouldn't either.

    Also, I was impressed to see you gave 30% of your income to charity over the past two years. You are a good man, you obviously don't just talk the talk.

    January 27, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  7. Data Driven

    Well, when a guy has dozens of off-shore tax shelters all over the globe, it's hard to count.

    January 27, 2012 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    For those who live in la la land thinking that most Americans want nothing more than to be as wealthy as Mitt, we'll soon find out in the general election just how true of a statement that is. It's not about his vast wealth. It never was. A great many very wealthy Americans are themselves political figures with a voting base backing them up. Most in Congress are millionaires.

    For those who can't understand the reality Romney represents, no argument in the world will change their viewpoint.

    Anyone who thinks a Romney presidency would bring wealth, prosperity, and ka-ching back into their own lives are either blinded by their own greed, or too stupid to understand that those by gone days have been sucked out from under them by the very people they are trying so very hard to emulate.

    January 27, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  9. ST

    Anyone still remember the answer Romney gave when asked last night during debate, why does he want to be the President. He did not mention that he is running to help the poor be rich like him. Instead he said he is proud of being rich and rushed to say what Pres. Obama did wrong. Is this the man 99% can rely on?

    January 27, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  10. vic , nashville ,tn

    This is stupid argument
    Does any one know how many gallons of water in the ocean? No
    Romney is super rich so leave him alone

    January 27, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  11. diridi

    please do not believe any of these Republican looters...please. they are the real thugs of this nation....

    January 27, 2012 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  12. AJS

    I don't trust Romney or Gingrich. My independent vote will go to Ron Paul.

    January 27, 2012 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  13. Four and The Door

    Regardless, he is not even close to being as wealthy as the greatest American president ever. That's right, George Washington was much wealthier in his day than Mitt Romney is now. In today's terms, George Washington would be a billionaire.

    January 27, 2012 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  14. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    "I know success has become a dirty word in this country to a lot of people"

    Mitt Rmoney is not being criticized for merely being successful, he's being criticized for how he achieved his so-called success. You apparently missed the fact that Rmoney made his money gutting companies, firing workers, redirecting pension funds into his wallet, and those of his predatory buddies, then dumping the pension obligations on the US taxpayer. We no more respect that kind of "success" than we admire a "successful" serial killer or pedophile.

    January 27, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  15. ST

    @vic , nashville ,tn

    "This is stupid argument
    Does any one know how many gallons of water in the ocean? No
    Romney is super rich so leave him alone"
    ================================

    Hey Vic, we can not count Romney's money in terms of gallons but instead of tons. Do you mean he has so tons of money that no one should attempt to count them??? that you suggest we should leave alone???

    January 27, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  16. Larry in Houston

    can't blame the guy if he's made a truckload of money over his lifetime – truth is, that's what they all do, after they make so many millions – they end up sticking their money in swiss banks – and the cayman islands – can't blame them for that either, because if you put your money in the banks here in the u.s. – the banks give you interest on what you have – then, at the end of the year, when your taxes are due – that's when they have to pay on what they have in their banks -if a trillionaire has a trillion dollars just sitting in his account, in his bank, at the end of the year the government will end up taxing them, for what they already have in the bank – so, I can't blame them for keeping their money in off shore accounts.

    January 27, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    His net worth is irrelevant. What is relevant is *where* his wealth comes from. We wouldn't want someone sitting in the Oval Office who is being paid by a foreign nation, now would we? I know conservatives wouldn't mind if the POTUS were being paid millions by a major corporation, but I think independents and liberals would have a major problem with that.

    What else is relevant are the generous tax loopholes afforded to the wealthy. Some are so egregioius that it almost makes the tax laws for the 99% in violation of the 14th amendment.

    January 27, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  18. Four and The Door

    The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!
    ... You apparently missed the fact that Rmoney made his money gutting companies, firing workers, redirecting pension funds into his wallet, and those of his predatory buddies, then dumping the pension obligations on the US taxpayer.
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________
    Interesting perspective you have on investing in failing companies and then fixing them so they survive. Most employees have been thankful for the success Bain brought to their companies and careers. It's better than hitting the unemployment line and trying to find another job. A lot of people actually care about keeping the job they have.

    January 27, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    Interesting perspective you have on investing in failing companies and then fixing them so they survive. Most employees have been thankful for the success Bain brought to their companies and careers. It's better than hitting the unemployment line and trying to find another job. A lot of people actually care about keeping the job they have.
    =============================

    How old are you, anyway? You come across as somewhat intelligent, yet, your posts are full of immature & rhetorical garbage in, garbage out nonsense.

    January 27, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  20. Rick McDaniel

    He certainly isn't going to tell us.

    January 27, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  21. Rudy NYC

    A True Centrist wrote:

    Also, I was impressed to see you gave 30% of your income to charity over the past two years.
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    Ahem. It was only 14%, which was coincidently the same percentage that the Obamas donated. Newt was in the low single digits for charitable contributions.

    January 27, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |