In 1966, the private equity guru-cum-governor of Massachusetts served a 30-month Mormon mission all over France, where he eventually became co-acting president of the French mission, overseeing 175 members. Romney then graduated from the Mormon Church’s private college, Brigham Young University, in 1971. "I believe in my Mormon faith and I endeavor to live by it," Romney said in a 2007 speech, according to CNN. "My faith is the faith of my fathers. I will be true to them and to my beliefs. Some believe that such a confession of my faith will sink my candidacy. If they're right, so be it." Unfortunately, a Pew Research Center poll revealed that his Mormon faith negatively impacted Romney’s 2008 presidential run. With Romney throwing his hat in the 2012 presidential race, there’s no telling yet whether America has warmed to Mormonism. That being said, he’s exhibited impressive fundraising chops—Romney’s camp recently raised over $10 million in just a single day.