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Wealthiest People who Failed in Politics

A list of the wealthiest Americans who failed in politics, with photos. These are wealthy individuals who tried to win public office with their vast wealth, but failed. As this list shows, wealth is anything but a guarantee of winning a government election. Ross Perot spent an estimated $64.4 million of his own money. This list is not adjusted for inflation, but all of the entries are relatively recent. Wealth may sometimes lead to power, but for the would-be politicos on this list it certainly didn't.
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    1930 Approximate Wealth: $4.2 billion

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    1956 Approximate Wealth: $1.3 billion

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    1941 Approximate Wealth: $1.1 billion

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    1944 Approximate Wealth: $800 million

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    1946 Approximate Wealth: $750 million

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    1948 Approximate Wealth: $335 million

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