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The Richest President Ever

Presidents get ranked all the time—but not by comparative net worth until now. 24/7 Wall Street has calculated the net worth of all the presidents, and found George Washington to be one of the richest, with a net worth of over half a billion in today’s dollars. Presidents prior to 1850 all have high net worth since many of the early presidents owned lots of valuable land. Some surprises: Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman each have an estimated net worth of under $1 million, Lyndon Johnson has an estimated net worth of $98 million, Herbert Hoover has $75 million, and Teddy Roosevelt ranked in at $125 million. Despite two bestselling books, Barack Obama has an estimated net worth of $5 million, far below predecessors George W. Bush ($20 million), Bill Clinton ($38 million) and George H.W. Bush ($23 million).

May 18, 2010 9:20 AM