Paul L. Caron

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Forbes: The Ten Richest U.S. Presidents

Forbes, The Ten Richest Presidents:

Who were the nation's 10 richest presidents? Here's our best assessment taking into account a number of factors, including absolute wealth in office (some nearly went bust afterward) and, to help adjust for two centuries of both inflation and economic growth, comparative wealth within the economy of their times.

  1. George Washington
  2. Herbert Hoover
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. John Kennedy
  5. Andrew Jackson
  6. Theodore Roosevelt
  7. Zachary Taylor
  8. Franklin Roosevelt
  9. Lyndon Johnson
  10. James Madison
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