The poorest and richest president in the worldBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/the-poorest-and-richest-president-in-the-world
The life of public people is always shrouded in a lot of gossips, rumors, and other people's assumptions about their lives. The list of such people includes actors, singers, businessmen, and ... politicians of all times, especially presidents. And of course, curious people are most concerned about the personal life and financial situation of the individuals mentioned earlier. Presidents (even former ones) are usually used to hiding their incomes, but in order to distinguish between the poorest and the richest, you don’t even need to know everything - you can just watch them!
1. The poorest president in the world
We are glad to present to your attention Jose Mujica, the former President of Uruguay! The 85-year-old man served as President until 2015, and various stories are still being written about his life and reign. The locals lovingly called Jose "el Presidente mas pobre", which means "the poorest president." You can argue for a long time about whether this is fiction or the true state of things, but the picture of Jose's life proves the fact that this person (despite his high status and position in society) does not need any surpluses!
2. José's salary for a long time was $12,500. Of this amount, he took $ 1,250 for his life and donated the rest to charity. By the way, the president's wife, Lucia Topolanski, was also a member of the Senate of Uruguay and donated part of the money she earned for the same purposes as her husband. By the way, after her husband left office, she became vice president and held this position until March 2020.
3. José Mujica's biggest purchase during his tenure as President of Uruguay was an old Volkswagen Beetle worth $1,945. José has no debts and no Swiss bank accounts. His life is measured and does not gape with luxury.
4. According to the president, the greatest joy in life for him is communication with his dogs. According to him, this happiness cannot be bought for any money and he lives really well. Here are some phrases by José that sound very deep and really make you think:
“They call me the poorest president, but I don’t feel poor. The poor are those who work only to live in luxury. They want more and more all the time.”
“If you have few things, then it makes no sense to work all your life like a slave in order to acquire these things. The result is more time for yourself.”
"Maybe I look like an old eccentric ... But this is my choice."
5, Richest presidents in the world
Presidents like José are hard to find in today's world. Yes, it's almost impossible! But a considerable list of complete opposites has gathered for him, and here are the invariable three leaders, stepping forward among them all:
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia ($40 billion)
Hassanal Bolkia, Sultan of Brunei ($20 billion)
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates ($15 billion)