There is no question that Romney, a former Massachusetts governor who is mulling a third run for president, is wealthy. News accounts usually put his net worth around $250 million.
But there is a frugal side to Romney: He plays golf with clubs from Kmart, according to a New York Times profile of him in 2011. The article also described him as driving a station wagon with a “a banged-up front end” well into his success at Bain Capital, the pioneering private equity fund he co-founded, and frowning on first-class air travel.
Whether Romney comes across as a callous member of the one percent or down-to-earth man at heart depends a lot on how one feels about his assets. Here are a few the media have focused on.