Update 6/10/2020: We all know that Donald Trump won the presidency. During this time, Donald Trump’s net worth has tanked given the contentiousness of his presidency so far. This was a guest post that highlights the net worth of the various candidates.
The following is a guest post from FS reader, Kameron Snow. He is a professional copywriter specializing in the art of the political. Businesses with a taste for victory come to him to hone their messaging, strategy, and copy. He can be found at kameronsnow.com, blogging about the nexus of marketing, politics, and copywriting. If he’s not there, he’s at a brewery. Just leave a note.
This election cycle is particularly interesting because we have a diverse crop of candidates with even more diverse financial backgrounds. It’s not just Trump that makes a dive into each candidate’s income streams attractive, although he’s the obvious starting point. Some of the other candidates, both Republican and Democrat, challenge our notions of what a president’s personal finances should look like.
Let’s look at five leading candidates and analyze their net worth, where their income originates, how much passive income they have and any other business or financial ventures they’re involved in. We will use the Real Clear Politics’ (RCP) average of current poll numbers to come up with our list of candidates in order of popularity. Starting with Republicans, first up is…