With the Iowa Caucuses sprouting surprises like corn, the Granite State set to have its say tomorrow and Super Tuesday just 22 days away, WalletHub today released its report on the 2016 presidential candidates’ personal finances in order to help better inform (and entertain) the electorate

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WalletHub Press Release

With the Iowa Caucuses sprouting surprises like corn, the Granite State set to have its say tomorrow and Super Tuesday just 22 days away, WalletHub today released its report on the 2016 presidential candidates’ personal finances in order to help better inform (and entertain) the electorate.

This report, which includes a fun infographic and a breakdown of nine leading candidates’ financial disclosures, features interesting insights such as how the average candidate’s savings compare to the average American’s and which candidates actually owe more than they’re worth.

Highlights

  • $229.8M: The average candidate’s assets (vs. $16,942 for the median American)
  • $6.5M: The average candidate’s cash savings (vs. less than $1,000 for most Americans)
  • ≤$1K: Bernie Sanders cash savings (and it’s in his wife’s name)
  • $73,250: The average candidate’s average speaking fee
  • $231,059: Hillary Clinton’s average speaking fee
  • $4.5M: Ben Carson’s overall income from speeches
  • 9: Donald Trump owns nine properties worth at least $50 million
  • $0: Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton have no liabilities listed on their financial disclosures
  • – $150K: Roughly Marco Rubio’s net worth, with his liabilities outweighing his assets

For the full report, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/blog/presidential-candidate-finances/19041/

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