Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor, first ran for president in 2008, but lost the nomination to John McCain.

Romney has worked as a missionary, consultant and entrepreneur before entering in to the Republican nomination race to contest against Barack Obama in the forthcoming presidential election in November.

He is the co-founder of a private equity firm, Bain capital and believes that his experience as a businessman would help him to create more job opportunities for the American citizens.

The 64-year-old is an MBA graduate from Harvard Business School.

Check out some of the rare pictures of the Republican presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney:

Mitt Romney and his wife Ann are seen in this undated handout photo.Reuters
Mitt Romney and his wife Ann.Reuters
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Romney is seen with his wife Ann in this undated handout photo released by the Romney campaignReuters
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Romney is seen with his wife Ann in this undated handout photo released by the Romney campaignReuters
Mitt Romney and his wife Ann.Reuters
Mitt Romney and his son Tagg in 1970.Reuters
Handout photo of Mitt Romney and his son JoshReuters
Mitt Romney and his sons Tagg, Matt, and wife Ann.Reuters
Mitt Romney and his sons Matt, Craig, Josh, Ben, and Tagg.Reuters
Mitt Romney and his sons.Reuters
Mitt Romney and his wife Ann with their sons.Reuters
Mitt Romney and his wife Ann with their sons.Reuters
Mitt Romney and his sons, Tagg, Ben, Josh, Matt, and Craig.Reuters