The President of the United States of America is often described as “the leader of the free world.” The position in the Oval Office carries a lot of responsibilities, and it also carries a great amount of privilege for whoever sits there. Today, we’re looking at the presidents from across American history who have held the most personal wealth.
It’s very difficult to categorize wealth when you look at a span of history as wide as 1789 to 2019. The difference in the economies at play in the world at large, as well as the inflation and shifting technology, make comparing the eras much like comparing apples to oranges. Sure, they’re still fruit, but they’re very different fruit.
With that in mind, of course, we’re adjusting this list for inflation. Let’s take a look at the wealthiest presidents to ever be elected.