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Friday, March 14, 2003  

If the presidential election were held today, who would be the wealthiest candidate--in terms of personal wealth? George W.? Not even close--although he made a lot of money doing very little, it's chump change. His running mate's got him beat to the tune of a factor of 4. But the real Richie Rich? John Kerry, with an estimated wealth of $200 mil to nearly $700 mil. That's a lot of cabbage. My info comes from a relatively old report, so it doesn't have all the candidates. Still, it's revealing: -

Kerry, John - $196,586,034 - $688,440,016
Cheney, Dick - $22,949,031 - $103,377,000
Bush, George - $9,634,088 - $26,593,000
Edwards, John - $8,707,072 - $36,500,000
Graham, Bob - $7,352,065 - $30,659,000
Dean, Howard - $3,792,500 - $3,792,500
Lieberman, Joseph - $376,059 - $1,617,000
Gephardt, Dick - $134,022 - $614,000

All of this comes from The Center for Public Integrity. If you're interested in where the candidates' wealth comes from, that's also fascinating: click around and see.


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