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Wilbur Ross Mitt Romney Fundraiser Carried $50,000-Per-Plate Cost

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes speaks at a fundraiser at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California September 22, 2012. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes speaks at a fundraiser at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California September 22, 2012. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

For a final set of fundraisers, these events came with all the trimmings.

After more than a year of cross-country traveling to boost his campaign's financial resources, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney held his last go-arounds in Palm Beach, Fla. on Saturday night.

The primetime site was the home of Wilbur Ross, a billionaire investor who made a 2012 contribution of $100,000 to Restore Our Future, a major pro-Romney Super PAC.

The 150 individuals who attended the Ross-Romney event needed to have a hefty check ready, as the Palm Beach Post reports that each plate carried a $50,000 cost.

ABC News added that Romney held a $5,000-per-ticket gathering earlier on Saturday at the home of Dwight Schar -- part-time owner of the NFL's Washington Redskins and founder of homebuilding company NVR Inc.

In their final push for the White House, both Romney and President Barack Obama have held events with massive entry fees. Obama's September 2012 fundraiser with Jay-Z and Beyonce at a New York nightclub posted a $40,000 buy-in. Romney's July 2012 fundraiser at David Koch's Hamptons estate netted $50,000 per guest, drawing protesters in the process.

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