Wealth-X Lists Romney as Richest Presidential Candidate since Tycoon Forbes and Billionaire Perot

Global Intelligence Firm Lists Ultra Affluent Presidential Candidates Since 1992

NEW YORK--()--Wealth-X, the global intelligence, prospecting and wealth due diligence company, today announced it lists Mitt Romney, the candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination, as the wealthiest U.S presidential candidate since Ross Perot and Steve Forbes. Romney is among the 3,140 richest individuals in the U.S.

Wealth-X’s World Ultra Wealth Report 2011, estimates there are 57,860 UHNW individuals in the U.S. UHNW individual is defined as anyone with a minimum net worth of US$30 million when accounting for shares in public and private companies, residential and investment properties, art collections, planes, cash and other investible assets. Present and past UHNW U.S. presidential candidates since 1992 are:

Candidate   Party   Current Estimated Net Worth (At Least)
Ross Perot (1996 & 1992) Independent US$3.58 billion
Steve Forbes (1996 & 2000) Republican US$450 million
Mitt Romney (2012 & 2008) Republican US$250 million
John Kerry (2004) Democratic US$240 million
Al Gore (2000) Democratic US$100 million

Bill Clinton
(President 1993- 2001)

Democratic US$85 million
Hillary Clinton (2008) Democratic US$85 million
Jon Huntsman (2012) Republican US$70 million
Rudy Giuliani (2008) Republican US$65 million
John Edwards (2008 & 2004) Democratic US$45 million
John McCain (2008 & 2000) Republican US$40 million
Gary Johnson (2012) Republican

US$30 million

George H.W Bush
(President 1989 – 1993)

  Republican   US$30 million

"Romney’s among the 0.001 percent in the U.S with a net worth of at least US$250 million. There’s a lot of attention on the wealth of these presidential candidates as the race heats up," said David S. Friedman, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President at Wealth-X. "This intelligence provides deep insight into how and why individuals have been able to amass this level of wealth. Our global banking, luxury, and non-profit clients rely on us to provide unique and detailed UHNW prospect research to identify and socially engineer new relationships with specific financially qualified individuals."

For more insights on Wealth-X’s World Ultra Wealth Report 2011, visit www.wealthx.com.


Wealth-X provides its members with qualified prospects and intelligence on ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals, along with the privately held-companies they control. We work with 7 of the top 10 global private banks, leading educational institutions, not-for-profits and luxury brands. Our firm’s online business development solution profiles individuals who represent US$ 10.7 trillion of the world’s net wealth. Wealth-X offers exclusive details on ultra wealthy individuals, including their wealth, income, passions, philanthropic interests, affiliations, politics, advisors, families and biographies. Wealth-X is the global leader on UHNW individuals and the worldwide standard for professionals working with the ultra affluent. Headquartered in Singapore, Wealth-X has offices in Guangzhou, Hong Kong, New York, Mumbai, Lugano, Sydney and London.


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Wealth-X Lists Romney as Richest U.S. Presidential Candidate in a Decade


Suryani Omar, +65-9777-2856/+65-6832-5169