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Here’s a list of all the major party presidential nominees in the last 20 years whose family only owned one house:

- Barack Obama
The Republican Party's preference for rich presidential nominees seems to have rapidly accelerated in the past few decades.

I made a chart:
Yes, Trump’s self reported net worth is inflated. Probably massively. But Republican primary voters tend to believe he is as rich as he claims, which is the important thing here.

Republicans now prefer America to be governed by the ultra-rich.

If you believe that wealth in and of itself is virtuous, then you’ll be trapped on a treadmill of always looking for a richer man to worship.

This helps explains why Republicans have nominated only the ultra rich in recent years.
Since people have asked, here are all the 2020 candidates’ net worth, according to @forbes:
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