Barnes made millions as savvy businessman

Investments added to success in law

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In the view of his opponents, all voters need to know about Roy Barnes can be expressed in three words: rich trial lawyer.

Democratic candidate Roy Barnes made his first million dollars in 1992 and now has a net worth of $16.6 million.   Associated Press
Associated Press
Democratic candidate Roy Barnes made his first million dollars in 1992 and now has a net worth of $16.6 million.

Republican Nathan Deal summarizes Barnes' career outside politics under such headings as "Illegal Voters," "Jackpot Jury Payouts," and "Suing Georgia."

Barnes is rich, by most standards, but attributing Barnes' affluence solely to his prowess as a litigator, oversimplifies reality.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution examined more than 1,500 pages of Barnes' tax returns, financial disclosure statements and other records. The documents suggest he has accumulated wealth not only through lawyering, but also through shrewd investing and good timing. At the end of 2009, according to his latest financial disclosure, Barnes and his wife, Marie, had a net worth of $16.6 million.

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UrbanMeyerHater 10/03/10 - 11:10 am
Time to spread the wealth

Time to spread the wealth Roy!. Time the rich pay thier "fair share". What... you dont want to??? Because its not fair??? The money is your property because you earned it?? Seems you and your party's mandates only apply to others. Welcome home Roy.

Chillen 10/03/10 - 11:54 am
I can't believe that the

I can't believe that the liberal socialist democrats are supporting this evil, rich, lucky guy. It completely goes against their agenda & platform.

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