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Report: Mitt Romney By Far The Richest Presidential Hopeful

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Republican presidential candidate, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to people at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican presidential candidate, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to people at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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WASHINGTON – New figures show Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s personal wealth – worth up to $250 million – survived the nation’s economic crisis.

But tax documents also show that his pledge to sell off interests that conflict with his GOP stances did not extend to some investments in a family charity.

The new records make clear that Romney is by far wealthier than President Barack Obama or any of Romney’s GOP opponents. Romney’s immense fortune is estimated at $190 million to $250 million – within the same wide range as his 2007 presidential financial disclosure records.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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