The Net Worth of Every US President Ever

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Being the President of the United States is definitely one of the greatest jobs in the world. Not only are you the most powerful person in the free world, but you get paid a hefty salary plus incredible perks like access Air Force One, Camp David and, of course, The White House. Since 2001, The President is paid an annual salary of $400,000. He also has access to a $200,000 travel and entertainment expense account. Once you leave office, you are also paid an annual pension of $199,000. Outside of their salaries, we've had Presidents who were extremely wealthy and some who had no money at all. We've had Presidents who died penniless and others who have earned fortunes after leaving the office thanks to book deals, consulting jobs, speaking events and more. So who are the richest American Presidents of all time when you take into account inflation?

The Richest Presidents Of All Time – Inflation Adjusted:

  • #1: George Washington – $525 Million (Owned 8000 acres of Virginia farmland and 300 slaves)
  • #2: Thomas Jefferson – $212 million (Owned 5000 acres of Virginia farmland plus dozens of slaves)
  • #3: Theodore Roosevelt – $125 million (Inherited large trust fund and more than 200 acres of land in Long Island)
  • #4: Andrew Jackson – $120 million (Real estate, 300 slaves,¬†inheritance¬†plus married into money)
  • #5: James Madison – $100 million (Owned 5000 acres of Virginia farmland and dozens of slaves)
  • #6: John F. Kennedy – $100 million (Father Joseph was worth $1 billion from liquor importation, real estate and more)
  • #7: Lyndon B. Johnson – $100 million (Owned a radio and TV station plus a 1500 acre ranch in Texas)
  • #8: Bill Clinton – $80 million (Bill's net worth was jut $700k on his first day in office. Since re-entering private life, Bill has earned more than $100 million from speaking engagements alone. He also has made a fortune from book sales)
  • #9: Herbert Hoover – $75 million (Made millions in the mining industry, owned millions in valuable real estate)
  • #10: Franklin Delano Roosevelt – $60 million (Inherited millions, owned hundreds of acres of valuable real estate on the East Coast)
  • #11: John Tyler – $50 million (Owned thousands of acres of tobacco plantations)
  • #12: George W. Bush – $35 million (Texas Rangers, oil investments, stocks, book sales and speaking engagements)
  • #13: James Monroe – $30 million
  • #14: Martin Van Buren – $25 million
  • #15: George H. W. Bush – $25 million
  • #16: Grover Cleveland – $25 million
  • #17: John Adams – $20 million
  • #18: John Quincy Adams -$20 million
  • #19: Richard Nixon – $15 million
  • #20: Ronald Reagan – $13 million
  • #21: Barack Obama – $12 million
  • #22: James K. Polk – $10 million
  • #23: Dwight D. Eisenhower – $8 million
  • #24: Gerald Ford – $7 million
  • #25: Jimmy Carter – $7 million
  • #26: Zachary Taylor – $6 million
  • #27: William Henry Harrison – $5 million
  • #28: Benjamin Harrison – $5 million
  • #29: Millard Fillmore – $4 million
  • #30: Rutherford B. Hayes – $3 million
  • #31: William Howard Taft – $3 million
  • #32: Franklin Pierce – $2 million
  • #33: Chester A. Arthur – $1 million
  • #34: William McKinley – $1 million
  • #35: Warren G. Harding – $1 million
  • #36: Calvin Coolidge – $500 thousand
  • #37: Woodrow Wilson – $400 thousand
  • #38: Harry S. Truman – $300 thousand
  • #39: James Buchanan – $250 thousand
  • #40: Abraham Lincoln – $250 thousand
  • #41: Andrew Johnson – $200 thousand
  • #42: Ulysses S. Grant – $50 thousand
  • #43: James A. Garfield – $10 thousand

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Articles Written by Brian Warner
Prior to launching Celebrity Net Worth, Brian spent seven years as the Managing Editor of one of the largest entertainment portals on the internet. Before that, Brian attended Georgetown University where he double majored in finance and marketing. A native of Northern California, Brian currently resides in Los Angeles. Follow him on Google+.
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