5 presidents with highest net worth

George Washington set a standard of wealth that none of his successors has been able to match. Here's a look at the richest occupants of the White House.

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Feb 15, 2013 10:18AM
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Wealthy people tend to see other people as they are.  Poor people tend to see others as being richer than they.  But, rich people do not think of the fact that poor people would like a steak now and then also.  They think everybody eats a steak when they want it.  I believe nobody should be allowed to run for president who has not served in the military.  I believe Congress should be paid the average annual individual income for their district. Then, an opinion poll should determine their salary for the next year.  This would put them on a MERIT pay basis and it would weed out those in office for money and benefits.  Those truly wanting to serve the people would still be there.
Feb 14, 2013 10:55PM
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the nixon library

the carter library

the ford library

the reagan library

the clinton adult book store

Feb 15, 2013 7:46AM
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The article stinks.  For example, Washington's 2% of the national budget was not so much as you would think.  One year, the Sec of Tresury, Alexander Hamilton, wrote Washington a letter advising him that the fiscal year was over and they had $ 25.00 left in the treasury.  Hamilton aksed what to do with it.  Washington replied that he should keep it because they might need ti next year.  He was serious.  The nation grew into greatness without a bureaucracy and without an income tax for over 122 years.
Feb 14, 2013 11:20PM
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Funny it shows their net worth 100 million and over and 4 of them were in debt towards the end. Of the 4 roosevelt republican, the other 3 democrats.

George Washington was an independent what does that tell you.

We need to get rid of our idiotic party system

Feb 14, 2013 11:09PM
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If they got paid for what they did while they were in office, in the 60 years i've been around,
about 99 % of them should have left broke and had to move back into Lincolns' log cabin and enjoyed life for awhile !!!!!
Feb 14, 2013 11:35PM
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If the past four years shows us anything it is that Obama is not worth anything....though he will leave far wealthier than when he came in.

Feb 15, 2013 7:55AM
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Can you imagine how much this President will have when he leaves office (Most likely by gunpoint)?

He was making $16,000 a year as a Community Organizer and had a $1,500,000 house. I made $25,000 a year had have a $40,000 Mobile Home, so much for him being in touch with the common man.

Feb 18, 2013 3:00PM
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The missing quote, likely paraphrased but not by me, "There is no way for an honest man to get rich in politics."  Harry Truman
Feb 15, 2013 11:07AM
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I would like to buy Obuma for what he is worth and sell him for what he thinks he is worth.
Feb 14, 2013 10:52PM
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don't forget the clinton's and the rotten al gore's swiss bank accounts...never heard of that , I guess the liberal press forgot to mention it , when the were mentioning Romney's. knowing the clinton's they have millions hidden away.
Feb 14, 2013 11:23PM
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Democrats have been at the top of the list as some of the richest and also the biggest losers.
Feb 14, 2013 11:23PM
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Our government is run by the central banks.



Feb 15, 2013 8:27PM
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everyone in congress and senate  are friggin millionaires do you think for one minute they give a crap about us,as long are as there making money that's all they care about.look at some of the laws that have been put forth in the last 20years lmfao ,look at when we were struggling they would vote them selfs a raise lol.....hey guess what they are exempted out of Obama care.but its good for us but they dont have to get it lol.they get free healthcare after serving 1 1/2 terms and free retirment for life is that not nice of them to vote that in for them selfs....
Feb 15, 2013 11:31AM
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Maybe there should be special web sight where msn could post all the STUPID things the dems say!!!!!!!
Feb 14, 2013 10:42PM
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clinton was in touch with using the common man and Hillary is even worse
Feb 15, 2013 11:15AM
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Msn dont pull this. Every time the comments go against the dems you pull. Right?
Feb 18, 2013 3:26PM
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John Adams said that there were two way to enslave a country "by the bayonet and by debt"  Obama said that if the debt wasn't cut in half by the end of his first "it will be a one term proposition."  The debt went from 10 trillion to 16 trillion not to 5 trillion - yet he gets a second term....BOHICA.
Feb 18, 2013 3:55PM
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The title of this article is in error.  George Washington never occupied the White House.
Feb 15, 2013 10:38AM
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Judge them by their deeds, and how they tried to improve our nation for the welfare of the majority.  Measure their accomplishments against their adherence to the "Preamble" to our constitution.  They all had their faults and failures.  Signing a pledge to the likes of Grover Nordquist should be a clue to a person who has personal expectations and put them before the welfare of our nation.  True leaders take their oath to our constitution and live to honor that oath.

 

Feb 18, 2013 4:33PM
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I agree with being honest,  Any government job should be baste on their performance.  Even the President, they don't perform, they shouldn't get any raises.
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