Rolling in the Dough: Financier Presidents — PICTURES

Jan. 10, 2012, 7:07 a.m.

Mitt Rom­ney’s rivals have turned to por­tray­ing him as wealthy and out of touch, in large part be­cause of the ac­tions of the private-equity firm he helped start. But if elec­ted, the Bain Cap­it­al cofounder wouldn’t be the first pres­id­ent with a back­ground in money spec­u­la­tion and fin­ance. We take a look at some former pres­id­ents who scored their money in sim­il­ar ways.