- Full Name: Willard Mitt Romney
- Net Worth: $250 Million
- Occupation: Politician
- Marital Status: Married
- Ethnicity: White
Mitt Romney Net Worth – The Life Of A Rich Former Governor
Romney was born on March 12th, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan. Even though he wasn’t really athletic or very good academically, he showed quite an interest in politics. He took part in his father’s Michigan gubernatorial campaign and interned in the Governor’s office.
Business Career Of Romney
Romney began his business career by working at Boston Consulting Group. He later moved on to join Bain & Company. Since he had a legal and business education, he excelled at his job at both the consulting firms. He gained huge popularity for his work at Bain & Company. Romney was also involved in some political trouble when he took his boat out for a family outing without license and also went on a twelve hour family trip with his dog in a wind shield equipped carrier. Unfortunately, his critics still use these incidents against him. His total net worth today is $250 Million.
Political Career Of Romney
Having participated in his father’s gubernatorial campaign, he became a candidate in the Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign in 2002. He proved himself to be a moderate with progressive views and won the people’s confidence. That resulted in Romney becoming the 70th governor of Massachusetts. Willard Mitt Romney worked hard at removing corporate tax loopholes, improving health insurance including the Massachusetts health reform law and also started issuing same-sex marriage licenses. He also had opinions on abortions wherein he called himself a “pro-life.” According to him, “he believed that abortion is the wrong choice except in cases of incest, rape, and to save the life of the mother.”
Willard Mitt Romney participated in Presidential campaigns in 2008, 2012 and will continue to participate in the 2016 one as well. During the 2008 elections, Willard Mitt Romney was perceived as “phony” by people due to lack of personal warmth in his campaign. For the 2012 campaign, in 2011, he was competing with Rick Perry. While many politicians were against him – accusing him of “vulture capitalism”, several conservatives rallied in support of him. However, due to a poor week Romney lost the race. When everyone thought the politician had now faded away, he jumped right back on the political scene in the midterm elections that happened in 2014. He decided he was not going to run and hence gave his one of the best quotes – “The unavailable is always the most attractive, right? That goes in dating as well.”
Apart from Presidential campaigns, Romney worked on military investments and replacing Obama care with something that gave more control over the Medicaid. From economic growth, taxes to health care – all of it was being looked after by him. He also focused on a sustainable environment by imposing control over gases that damaged the environment and eventually led to global warming. Another field he focused on was the nuclear power that Iran had which America should consider a threat.
Romney’s Personal Life
Romney married Ann Davies in 1969, which he started dating in his senior year of high school. The two got engaged in 1965, right around when he joined Stanford University. They have five kids together. It is reported that both, Romney and Ann have a net worth of around $190 to $250 million dollars.