America's 10 Wealthiest Presidents

The first president was also the wealthiest: 24/7 Wall Street
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2016 10:17 AM CDT
America's 10 Wealthiest Presidents
Abraham Lincoln didn't fare as well as these other heads.   (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

It's not clear what Donald Trump's net worth is, but low estimates have it at about $3 billion, per 24/7 Wall St. If accurate, he would become the richest president in history by far. Still, Hillary Clinton's net worth of $75 million (with husband Bill) would put her among the top 10. The website has converted the wealth of all presidents into 2016 dollars to find the richest among them. The figure refers to fortunes at "peak wealth":

  1. George Washington: $580 million net worth
  2. Thomas Jefferson: $234 million
  3. Theodore Roosevelt: $138 million
  4. Andrew Jackson: $131 million
  5. James Madison: $112 million
  6. Lyndon Johnson: $108 million
  7. Herbert Hoover: $82 million
  8. Bill Clinton: $75 million
  9. Franklin Roosevelt: $66 million
  10. John F. Kennedy: $1.1 billion (The website says this one's tricky; because much of his wealth would have been inherited, it thinks he warrants a spot on the list but not as No. 1.)
Click for the full breakdown. (More wealth stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.