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Mitt Romney 2016: 7 Highlights From Pre-Politics Life of GOP Presidential Hopeful

By    |   Friday, 06 Feb 2015 04:14 PM

Although Mitt Romney has publicly disavowed his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 very early, Washington insiders are in shock he's not open to the idea. Whether he runs or not, Romney’s life before politics offers some insight into his character.

Here are seven highlights from that time:

1. He helped David Oparowski, a dying 14-year-old boy, write his will. When Romney visited the boy at the hospital, he brought his legal pad and pen and helped him decide who would get items such as fishing gear, a skateboard, and a Ruger .22 rifle. The boy also asked Romney to deliver his eulogy, which he did, said Pat Oparowski, the boy’s mother, according to Town Hall.

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2. Romney met Ann Davies when they were in elementary school. Both grew up in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. They began dating when Ann was 15.


3. While attending Stanford University, Mitt embarked on a Mormon mission to France, which led Ann to join the church in 1966. Ann had been an Episcopalian, but her family wasn't especially religious, according to The Week.

4. The Romneys married on March 21, 1969; he was 22 and she was 19. Romney had actually proposed to her nearly four years earlier, in June 1965, when she was just 16.

5. Romney earned degrees in law and business administration from Harvard in 1975. After graduation, he landed a job at Bain and Co., a Boston consulting firm. When company founder Bill Bain chose to create a related private-equity firm in 1984, he asked Romney to become CEO and co-founder, ABC News reported.

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6. Romney offered to pay for the college education of two Massachusetts brothers, Reed and Rob Nixon, who became quadriplegics after a car wreck in 1995. Mark and Sheryl Nixon, their parents, knew about Romney and that he was a Mormon leader but weren’t well acquainted. On Christmas Eve, Romney, his wife Ann and three of his sons showed up at the Nixon house with gifts. That’s when Romney said he wanted to pay their tuition, according to Town Hall.

7. Romney was the richest candidate in the 2012 presidential race. He disclosed that he was worth between $85 million and $264 million. That figure made him one of the 3,140 richest people in the country.


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Although Mitt Romney has publicly disavowed his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 very early, Washington insiders are in shock he's not open to the idea. Whether he runs or not, Romney’s life before politics offers some insight into his character.
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