Mitt Romney’s wealth has allowed him mobility worldwide — and a lifestyle few could match. Yet friends and associates point to his frugality as well. Here’s a look at Mitt’s wealth, as well as his thriftiness and independence — all inescapable issues for the Republican presidential candidate.
1. The horse Mitt Romney indulges his wife's passion for equestrian dressage. Ralfalca, the horse co-owned by Ann Romney, made the U.S. Olympic team in June. It was the latest manifestation of his wife's love for the sport. The 15-year-old mare is valued at as much as $500,000, Bloomberg News reported in July. The pastime was classified as a business on the Romneys’ 2010 tax records, one that lost $77,731 that year, according to Bloomberg News. Alex Livesey/Getty Images
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.