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politics & history Wealthiest People who Failed in Politics

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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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Ross Perot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Wealthiest People who Failed in Politics
Ross Perot age 85 - Approximate Wealth: $4.2 billion

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Meg Whitman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Wealthiest People who Failed in Politics
Meg Whitman age 59 - Approximate Wealth: $1.3 billion

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Tom Golisano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Wealthiest People who Failed in Politics
Tom Golisano age 74 - Approximate Wealth: $1.1 billion

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Ronald Lauder is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Wealthiest People who Failed in Politics
Ronald Lauder age 71 - Approximate Wealth: $800 million

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Pete Coors is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Wealthiest People who Failed in Politics
Pete Coors age 69 - Approximate Wealth: $750 million

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Linda McMahon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Wealthiest People who Failed in Politics
Linda McMahon age 67 - Approximate Wealth: $335 million