The 6 richest candidates for president ever, including Donald Trump

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If elections are popularity contests, it doesn't hurt to be the richest kid in the game. Then again, it doesn't seem to help much either.

Donald Trump has already made a splash more than a year ahead of the 2016 presidential election, providing no shortage of sound bites and starting fights with his fellow Republican politicians. It's easy to see Trump as something of a sideshow, but his strength in the polls along with his massive personal fortune make him more formidable than many had initially forecast.

But money isn't everything. On the list of the richest presidential candidates ever, Trump sits at or near the top, depending on the valuation you believe. He is not, however, surrounded by winners. Read more...

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