Is Donald Trump the richest US president of all time?

Trump has always been well-known for his reputation as a businessman, and has not been shy about having made a fortune outside the political stage.

DONALD TRUMP has said on many occasions that he will be president for life.  (photo credit: JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS)
DONALD TRUMP has said on many occasions that he will be president for life.
(photo credit: JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS)
Where does US President Donald Trump rank among his 43 predecessors in terms of net worth?
Trump has always been well-known for his reputation as a businessman, and has not been shy about having made a fortune outside the political stage. So how does he stack up against presidents of the past?
According to USA Today, who sourced information from analysts 24/7 Wall St., very well – in fact, he's the richest one yet.
Taking into account the net worth of every US president adjusted for inflation, the study found Trump's peak net worth to be approximately $3.2 billion. His closest competition was the 35th president, John F. Kennedy, who boasted a net worth of approximately $1.1 billion, a mere third of Trump's.
In third place though? Surprisingly, it was the first president, George Washington, who according to 24/7 Wall St. boasted an estimated adjusted net worth of $594.2 million. He was soon followed by third president Thomas Jefferson, worth around $239.7 million, and 26th president Theodore Roosevelt, who was worth $141.4 million.
After that is 44th president Barack Obama who, according to the site, comes out with a net worth of $135 million.
Incidentally, according to Forbes, the presumptive 46th president, Joe Biden, has an estimated net worth of only around $9 million.


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