Ann Romney: Mitt is âused to passing upâ $30 million job offers
Ann Romney says that her husband is âused toâ passing up multi-million job offers and that the âpoor guyâ didnât even get paid for running the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
During an interview on Friday, Fox News host Brian Kilmeade noted that the former Massachusetts governor had gotten a job offer for $30 million a year after he lost the presidential nomination to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in 2008.
âHow hard was the decision not to do that?â Kilmeade wondered.
âWell, weâre used to kind of passing offers up like that,â Ann Romney explained. âFor us, our life is not about making money. Weâve been very blessed financially. Our life is now about giving back.â
âI always trust that Mitt can always make another dollar,â she added. âPoor guy, he took no pay when he did the Olympics for three years and no pay when he was governor for four years.â
Earlier this year, Ann Romney told Fox Newsthat even though she is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, she didnât consider herself to be wealthy.
âYou know, we can be poor in spirit,â she said. âI donât look â I donât even consider myself wealthy, which is an interesting thing. It can be here today and gone tomorrow. And how I measure riches is by the friends I have and the loved ones I have and the people that I care about in my life. And thatâs where my values are and that where my riches are.â
The couple reportedly has a net worth of $250 million, but Ann Romney has repeatedly complained about having to release her tax returns as a part of her husbandâs campaign for the Republican nomination.
âYou all know that heâs been successful in business,â she told a crowd in Miami earlier this year. âUnfortunately that was made abundantly clear yesterday when our tax forms were released.â
The candidateâs wife insisted to ABCâs Robin Roberts in July that she and her husband had âgiven all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and how we live our lifeâ
And during an interview with NBC earlier this month, Ann Romney confirmed that there would be âno more tax releases givenâ by the wealthy couple, but she also insisted that âthereâs nothing weâre hiding.â
âWe have been very transparent to whatâs legally required of us,â she told NBCâs Natalie Morales. âBut the more we release, the more we get attacked, the more we get questioned, the more we get pushed. And so, we have done whatâs legally required. And thereâs going to be no more tax releases given.â
Watch this video from Fox Newsâ Fox & Friends, broadcast Aug. 31, 2012.