Ron Paul’s net worth is $6.6 million.
Do you know how many times this long-time Congressman ran for U.S. President or changed political parties? You may be surprised when you hear which school he has graduated from, too.
Here are five facts about Ron Paul and his net worth.
1. Ron Paul’s Net Worth Is $6.6 Million
Ron Paul, an American politician, has a net worth of $6.6 million. (Source: “Ron Paul net worth,” Celebrity Glory, last accessed March 4, 2016.)
During the 2012 presidential campaign, Fox Business estimated that Ron Paul’s net worth was somewhere between $2.3 million and $5.0 million. (Source: “The Net Worth of GOP Presidential Candidates,” Fox Business, October 4, 2011.)
2. His Congressional Career Lasted 37 Years
Ron Paul, who will turn 81 years old in August, represented the 22nd Congressional District from 1976 to 1977 and from 1979 to 1985; he then represented the 14th Congressional District, which included Galveston, from 1997 to 2013. (Source: Ibid, Celebrity Net Worth.)
In the 1970s, when Paul became active in politics, he made a failed Congressional bid in 1974, but was victorious two years later. (Source: Ibid, Fox Business.)
3. He’s a Medical Doctor
Ron Paul earned a Doctorate of Medicine degree from Duke University’s School of Medicine in 1961, completed his medical internship in Detroit, and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology in Pittsburgh. Paul served as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1965 and then in the United States Air National Guard from 1965 to 1968. Paul then relocated to Texas, where he began a private practice in obstetrics and gynecology. (Source: “Ron Paul’s Flinty Worldview Was Forged in Early Family Life,” The New York Times, February 5, 2012.)
4. He Is a Libertarian Superstar
Ron Paul is a critic of the federal government’s fiscal policies, especially the existence of the Federal Reserve and the tax policy, as well as the military–industrial complex and the War on Drugs.
Speaking of his philosophy, Ron Paul has said “the proper role for government in America is to provide national defense, a court system for civil disputes, a criminal justice system for acts of force and fraud and little else.” (Source: Ibid, Fox News.)
He has been nicknamed “Dr. No,” reflecting both his medical degree and his insistence that he will “never vote for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution.” (Source: Ibid, Celebrity Net Worth.)
5. He Ran for U.S. President Three Times
On three occasions, Ron Paul has sought the presidency of the United States: as the Libertarian party nominee in 1988 and as a candidate in the Republican primaries of 2008 and 2012.
Paul failed to win in any state in 2008, while in 2012, during the Republican primaries, he won in Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, and Louisiana, but was unable to continue hunting for votes after his campaign ran out of funds. (Source: “Ron Paul ends his hunt for votes from primaries,” Washington Times, May 14, 2012.)
Ron Paul’s son, Rand Paul, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination at the 2016 U.S. presidential election in April 2015 but suspended his campaign in February 2016.
Ron Paul Net Worth
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