The 10 richest American presidents

BILL and Hillary Clinton’s net worth is estimated by 24/7 Wall St. to be $55 million, making it one of the wealthiest presidential estates in history.

Others in the top ten list based on today’s calculations are John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Net worth: $1 billion).

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Net worth: $60 million)

Herbert Clark Hoover (Net worth: $75 million).

Lyndon Baines Johnson (Net worth: $98 million).

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Net worth: $60 million).

James Madison (Net worth: $101 million).

Andrew Jackson (Net worth: $119 million)

Theodore Roosevelt (Net worth: $125 million)

Thomas Jefferson (Net worth: $212 million)

And the wealthiest of the lot? George Washington (Net worth: $525 million)

Read more: The 10 Richest U.S. Presidents – 24/7 Wall St.


14 thoughts on “The 10 richest American presidents

  1. Lucrative business, politics.

    It looks like from when the two parties started, that the list tips towards mostly Democrats being the ones with the mullah. I thought it was supposed to be the Republicans who were rich and out of touch?


  2. A candidate for the Presidency can’t even get into the race unless he’s loaded. But I don’t see any Presidents in the top 10 of wealthy Americans. You have for starters Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Mark Zuckerberg (spelling?), all very philanthropic, but they can well afford to be. And of course charity is tax deductable. 🙂


      • Are you saying he made it up? I’m sure anyone could find out the facts for themselves, even if it doesn’t suit them.


      • Not that he made it up, just the way he has used it, that inherited money is worse than ‘earned’ money. But there’s no mention of how that money was earned, whether righteously or not.

        It’s not a matter of great importance, just a usage of information to support a particular belief, without proper analysis. It’s not causing me to lose sleep.


  3. Sorry to inundate Bryan, but Politicians irk me. They try to replace God.

    Here is a great read about how they use their positions to increase their wealth.

    ‘Throw them all Out’ by Peter Schweizer – “How politicians and their friends get rich off insider stock tips, land deals, and cronyism that would send the rest of us to prison.”

    “How members of Congress aggressively traded stocks during the Obama health care reform debate and profited from inside information
    How Nancy Pelosi prevented a vote for two years on legislation that affected a company in which she had received lucrative IPO shares and held millions in stock
    How ten members of Obama’s 2008 National Finance Committee, along with another dozen campaign-fund bundlers received Solyndra-like sweetheart loans
    How Senator John Kerry used his position on the Senate Finance Committee to avoid stock losses
    How John Boehner bought shares in five health insurance companies just as he killed the “public option” on health care
    How Rahm Emanuel, when he was a congressman, showed nearly perfect timing by selling his stock in a company that his committee had oversight of and avoiding huge losses
    How more than dozen politicians used information gleaned from private briefings with the Treasury secretary and the Federal Reserve chairman during the 2008 financial crisis and avoided huge losses”


  4. The following will make you more happy Strewth. It is more damning of the right (but still one of the reasons why I don’t believe in Big Govt.)

    “Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes and Line Their Own Pockets,” – Peter Schweizer

    “Mr. Schweizer’s book shows how members of Congress of both parties use the unregulated vehicles known as leadership PACs to collect huge amounts of money from contributors and spend it on anything they like. The PAC of Senator Saxby Chambliss, Republican of Georgia, spent $10,000 at a Pebble Beach golf resort, $27,000 at a steakhouse, and $107,752 at the Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Fla. Representative Charles Rangel, Democrat of New York, bought a painting of himself using $64,500 in PAC money. ”

    In an op-ed essay published in The Times on Tuesday, he also argued that politicians ranging from Speaker John Boehner to President Obama raise money by threatening to push provocative legislation, then holding back to see which interests contribute the most cash for or against the measures.”


  5. As long as they are rich before they become a president it is ok with me. If they become rich after they become president then line them up against the wall.


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