Born: March, 12, 1947
Birthplace: Detroit, Mich.
Current home: Belmont, Mass.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in English, Brigham Young University, 1971. Master of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, 1975. Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School, 1975.
Current job: Candidate
Resume highlights: Mitt Romney most recently served as governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007. Before that he was CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee in Salt Lake City, CEO of the consulting firm Bain & Company, and the co-founder of the investment firm Bain Capital.
Before winning the gubernatorial election in 2002, Romney unsuccessfully ran for statewide office in Massachusetts in 1994, challenging Edward M. Kennedy in a bid for the US Senate. He was also a GOP presidential in 2008, but lost to the eventual nominee, John McCain, in the primaries.
The son of a former Michigan governor, Romney was raised outside of Detroit. He attended Brigham Young University, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Law School. Romney and his wife, Ann, have five sons and 16 grandchildren.
Elective offices: Governor of Massachusetts
Family: Wife Ann; sons Tagg, Ben, Matt, Craig, and Josh.