Marco Rubio has earned at least $4.5 million since 2001, thanks to a series of six-figure jobs and a best-selling memoir.
Yet the net worth of the Florida senator and Republican president candidate has risen only modestly since he was a cash-strapped young lawmaker in the Florida Legislature.
Like many Americans in the days since the recession, Rubio has struggled in the housing market.
Factor in a few questionable money moves and a hefty load of student loans, and it becomes apparent that Rubio's real estate dealings have often been a drag on his finances despite an income most people would relish.
At end of last year, Rubio was worth no more than $355,000. That's according to an analysis of his personal financial disclosures records filed with the Senate.
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