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4. John Kerry

Current estimated net worth: $240 million

In 2004, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts won the Democratic nomination for the presidency, going head-to-head against President George W. Bush. Many people believed that his military record qualified him to preside over a country that was still very much in shock from the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

It was not to be. Kerry lost the election and returned to the Senate, where he remains today. But don’t cry for John Kerry. His wife is Teresa Heinz, widow of an heir to the H.J. Heinz Co. The couple also own several multi-million dollar real estate properties. Kerry’s current estimated net worth is $240 million.

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