An update on the net worth of America’s Presidents, their total wealth at time of death, or for the living Presidents, what it is as of 2015, including inflation as a factor, reveals the following:
John F. Kennedy was the wealthiest President, worth within the range of $125 million to possibly $1 billion!
Due to this uncertain range, George Washington might be the wealthiest at $525 million.
The other Presidents over $100 million in net worth are:
Thomas Jefferson $212 million
Theodore Roosevelt $125 million
Andrew Jackson $119 million
James Madison $101 million
Five Presidents over $50 million up to $98 million include:
Lyndon B. Johnson $98 million
Herbert Hoover $75 million
Franklin D. Roosevelt $60 million
Bill Clinton $55 million
John Tyler $51 million
The next six Presidents are worth between $20 million and $27 million, as follows:
James Monroe $27 million
Martin Van Buren $26 million
Grover Cleveland $25 million
George H. W. Bush $23 million
John Quincy Adams $21 million
George W. Bush $20 million
The next five Presidents are worth $10 million to $19 million, as follows:
John Adams $19 million
Richard Nixon $15 million
Ronald Reagan $13 million
Barack Obama $12 million
James K. Polk $10 million
The next ten Presidents are worth between $2 million and $8 million, as follows:
Dwight D. Eisenhower $8 million
Gerald Ford $7 million
Jimmy Carter $7 million
Zachary Taylor $6 million
William Henry Harrison $5 million
Benjamin Harrison $5 million
Millard Fillmore $4 million
Rutherford Hayes $3 million
William Howard Taft $3 million
Franklin Pierce $2 million
The remaining 11 Presidents are worth between under $1 million up to less than $2 million, in the following order:
Warren G. Harding
James Buchanan onward are each worth less than $1 million downward, with Truman the poorest.
Ulysses S. Grant
James A. Garfield
Chester Alan Arthur
Many of the early Presidents were landowners and slave owners, and were, therefore, extremely wealthy.
The Presidents of the middle and late 19th century were mostly quite poor, including those who were military generals.
Presidents since 1929 have been generally much wealthier in most cases.
Many Presidents in modern times have become wealthy through speeches and writings.
Bill Clinton has the potential to become of the wealthiest Presidents in American history as time goes by, and more so, if his wife, Hillary Clinton, becomes President! The long term potential for Barack Obama is also for great wealth over his lifetime, leaving office at age 55!