How much are McCain, Clinton, and Obama worth? (Hint: Between $1m and $40m)
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I found these on CNN Money and thought they were interesting. For more details (plus an analysis of each candidate’s portfolio), click the images.
Interesting: McCain’s net worth is about 40 times higher than Obama’s.
Much of the Clintons’ net worth comes from Bill Clinton’s speaking fees, which average $150,000 per talk. (More details in another article: “On one particularly good day in Canada, Clinton made $475,000 for two speeches, more than double his annual salary as president.” Note: The article also says only 20% of his speeches “were for personal income.”)
Assorted links you might like:
- A while back, I was featured in this New York Times article (where Marci, the NYT career columnist, wrote about my book, blog, and speaking). Check out her career blog — it’s very good.
- Jonathan Clements, the single-best personal-finance columnist, has left the Wall Street Journal. See a great parting interview here.
- The Freakonomics authors make fun of idiotic reporters’ coverage of daily stock events as they struggle to assign causality to essentially unexplainable events. “Here are a couple of stock-market headlines I’d love to read one day,” they write. “‘Stocks Surge, Reasons Unknown; May Be Nothing More Than the Random Fluctuation of a Complex System.'” I wrote something similar in The Worst Financial Advice From Around the Web.
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