10 Richest American Presidents

By Abhinandan Lawati

America, as we know, is a rich country.  The land of opportunities has produced some of the richest presidents in the world. We have compiled a list of some of the richest American Presidents and have included the likes of JFK, George Washington, and James Madison. The fortunes of the aforementioned presidents are tied to the economy of their time and their fortunes have been adjusted for inflation. Hope that explains the inclusion. Before we begin, here are some interesting facts about the rich presidents. 

  • Andrew Jackson was a skilled tailor. The man reportedly made his own suits even after becoming President.
  • Theodore Roosevelt was once shot during one of his speeches. The man completed his speech with a bullet still lodged in his chest. 
  • Herbert Hoover’s son had extremely unlikely pets. His son had 2 pet alligators and they were occasionally allowed to sprawl around the White House.
  • Franklin Roosevelt was married to his 5th cousin.
  • JFK was known to be a big fan of the James Bond franchise. 

George Washington Net Worth : $525 million

george washington net worth

George Washington was one of the founding fathers of the United States. He had a net worth of $525 million. Around 2 % of the total US budget went into the pockets of George Washington as salary. His fortune also included an 8000 acre farmland operated by 300 slaves.  Well, he certainly set a precedent and showed us why its such a blessing to be the leader of the free world.

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Thomas Jefferson Net Worth : $212 million

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The 3rd US President, Thomas Jefferson, could afford all the luxuries in the world. He possessed a net worth of around $212 million. Thomas derived most of his wealth through inheritance. The man inherited 3000 acres of land from his father.

Theodore Roosevelt Net Worth : $125 million

theodore roosevelt statue at museum

Theodore Roosevelt had a silver spoon upbringing. The 26th US President possessed a net worth of around $125 million. He owned one of the most valuable estates on Long Island.  The 235 acre estate, Sagamore Hill, certainly had a suitable owner in Theodore.

Andrew Johnson Net Worth : $119 million

andrew johnson

Andrew Johnson had a net worth of around $119 million. He was fortunate enough to marry one of the richest women in the world. The man owned around 300 slaves and 1050 acres of prime estate. 

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James Madison Net Worth : $101 million

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The 4th President of the United States had a net worth of $101 million adjusted for inflation. He held office from 1890 to 1817 and made most of his fortune while in service. The man owned around 5000 acres of land in Orange County.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Net Worth : $98 million

lyndon johnson

Lyndon Johnson cemented his name in the history books when he became the 36th president of America. He was the proud owner of over 1500 acres of land in Blanco County. The man also owned a radio and television station.

Herbert Clark Hoover Net Worth : $75 million

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The 31st President of the United States had a net worth of $75 million. His tenure at the White House lasted from 1929 to 1933. Herbet was quite the investor; he had substantial holdings in mining companies. 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Net Worth : $60 million

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a net worth of $60 million. He derived most of his wealth from inheritance and marriage. He was the proud owner of the 800 acre Springwood estate.  The man even served the Navy before being appointed President. 

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William Jefferson Clinton Net Worth : $38 million

bill clinton net worth

William Jefferson Clinton or popularly known as Bill Clinton has a net worth of $38 million and he held office from 1993 to 2001. The man made most of his fortune during his tenure at public service. He has accumulated most of his fortune as a public speaker and an author. His autobiography sold like hot cakes upon its release.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Net Worth: Estimated $1 billion

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Born in an affluent family, Kennedy held the post of the US president from 1961 to 1963. He never really inherited his father’s fortune which was estimated to be around $1 billion in today’s evaluation. Kennedy’s wife was also an oil heiress. He was undoubtedly one of the most powerful men during his time. 

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