Wealthiest U.S. presidents: Top 10 List of richest U.S. presidents led by George Washington

By on Feb 18, 2013 in International, Politics, United States, World Comments

The 2013 list of wealthiest U.S. presidents was published by 24/7 Wall St. on Thursday, February 14, 2013.

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To come up with the list of richest U.S. presidents, the finances and net worth of all 43 U.S. presidents were examined by the financial news site.

In 2010, the net worth of all American presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama, was published by 24/7 Wall St.

Based on the 24/7 Wall St. research, Bill Clinton is the only living president who made it into the top ten list of richest U.S. presidents with a net worth of $55 million.

Topping the 2013 list of wealthiest U.S. presidents is George Washington, who reportedly has over half a billion dollars in net worth.

According to the 24/7 Wall St. report, not all U.S. presidents became rich and some even went bankrupt.

Reports say that wealthiest U.S. presidents earned more from owning land, crops and commodity speculation.

In computing the net worth of the 10 wealthiest presidents, 24/7 Wall St. used the dollar value in 2010 except for the living presidents. Current dollar value was used to determine the net worth of living presidents. The research take into consideration the individual presidents’ land, estimated lifetime savings based on work history, inheritance and homes.

Below is the top 10 list of wealthiest U.S. presidents with their individual net worth as provided by 24/7 Wall St.

  1. George Washington – $525 million
  2. Thomas Jefferson – $212 million
  3. Theodore Roosevelt – $125 million
  4. Andrew Jackson – $119 million
  5. James Madison – $101 million
  6. Lyndon B. Johnson – $98 million
  7. Herbert C. Hoover – $75 million
  8. Franklin D. Roosevelt – $60 million
  9. William Jefferson Clinton – $55 million
  10. John F. Kennedy – $1 billion

Incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama‘s net worth is estimated at $7 million.

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