Interesting Question of the Day – 17 April 2015

Measured by peak net worth in 2010 dollars, who were the wealthiest and the poorest US Presidents?

Both served in the 20th Century.

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4 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 17 April 2015
  1. Kevin Bramboeck says:

    I’ll have a go…

    Richest: George Bush Sr.

    Brokest: Abraham Lincoln

  2. Drew says:

    JFK with more money than the pope he served.

    And Truman was poor as a church mouse

    • admin says:

      Kennedy was a billionaire in 2010 dollars, and would have been rated wealthiest ahead of Washington and Jefferson.

      Just two Presidents earlier, Harry Truman left the White House with virtually no savings and no income apart from an Army pension from WWI of about $100 per month. Congress later passed the Former Presidents Act which gave him a pension. Herbert Hoover, the only other living former President at the time also took the money despite being independently wealthy, to spare Truman the embarrassment of being the only one to take the money.