Republican Candidate For President Reveals Her Net Worth
Carly Fiorina announced on May 4th, 2015 that she would be running for President of the United States in the 2016 election.
Fiorina, who ran Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005 before being forced to resign, was, at one time, considered one of the most powerful women in the business world. After serving as an advisor to John McCain's failed 2008 campaign for President, Fiorina won the Republican nomination for the US Senate in California before losing to Barbara Boxer, 52.2% to 42.2%.
Fiorina has now set her sights even higher, revealing that she will be battling the likes of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee for the Republican Presidential nomination.
According to Fiorina, one of the most frequent questions she receives revolves around her sizeable net worth. In a statement released earlier today, Fiorina said that her net worth is "fair game" and that "leadership of any kind requires trust and transparency and voters should demand no less from their political leadership in government."
Fiorina released a very detailed breakdown of her net worth - much more detailed, in fact, then it had to be. Politicians who are forced to make public financial disclosures are only required to list asset values within a certain range - Fiorina, however, revealed the exact value of each of her assets, right down to the penny.
The result? A public financial disclosure that revealed a total net worth for Fiorina and her husband of $58,954,494.88.
Carly Fiorina is not considered to be one of the frontrunners for the Republican nomination.
If you are Republican or Republican-leaning, does Fiorina's detailed disclosure make any difference to you? More likely to vote for her based on her desire for transparency? Less likely to vote due to her immense wealth? Or are you largely indifferent?
Source: WeeklyStandard.com - Carly Fiorina Sets High Bar With Most Detailed Financial Disclosure
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