The Top 15 Richest US Presidents Based On Their Net Worth
The United States of America has seen its fair share of presidents. They have all come from different backgrounds in the field of wealth. While some of them were really wealthy others were not so lucky. It is noted that prior to 1845 the US presidents that took office were quite wealthy as they were landowners and owned slaves.
However, things soon changed and the US presidents that followed came from different financial backgrounds. So, among the 45 US presidents who were the richest?
15Martin Van Buren
Martin Van Buren was the eighth president of the United States who served from 1837 to 1841. He was also a founder of the Democratic Party and previously served as the ninth governor of New York. He had an estimated net worth of $26 million. He lost his 1840 reelection bid to William Henry.
James Monroe was the fifth president of the United States who served from 1817 to 1825. He was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party and was the last president of the Virginia dynasty. He has been ranked as an above-average president by historians. He had a net worth of $30 million.
13George W. Bush
He served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and is the son of George H. W. Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. He came to power under the shadow and wealth of his father and family with a net worth of $39 million. His presidency has been ranked as below average.
He was the first African American president of the United States and was the 44th president who served from 2009 to 2017. He is ranked high on the list of US presidents and was the most admired man in America for a record 12th consecutive year. Since he came from a poor background he had a net worth of $40 million.
John Tyler served as the tenth president of the United States from 1841 to 1845 and is ranked among the more obscure US presidents that have little to no presence in American cultural memory. He came from a plantation background that was the reason for his estimated wealth of around $57 million.