Ron Paul is a United States Congressman and current presidential candidate for the 2012 election with a net worth of $4.9 Million. Originally from Pittsburgh, he served as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force. He subsequently started his own private practice, trained in obstetrics and gynecology. Starting in the early 1970′s he developed a large interest in politics, and started to run for several offices. He won a special election to a vacant seat in the US Congress in 1976, and continued to move up the ranks. A consumate fiscal Republican, he has consistently rejected the pension that is given to all senators and congressman, saying it would be "hypocritical and immoral." He is currently one of the Republican candidates for the 2012 presidential election. A self proclaimed Libertarian, he could be described as one of the more moderate candidates hoping to win the White House.