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U.S. presidents' net worth, before and after taking office

Cheapism Logo By Andrew Lisa of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 16: Some presidents, such as George W. Bush, Franklin Roosevelt, and JFK, were born into dynasty families that afforded them wealth and privilege before and after their presidencies. Others, including Andrew Jackson, were born poor and died among the richest people in the country. Nine American presidents never left six-figure net worth territory in their entire lives, including Calvin Coolidge, Chester Arthur, and the poorest president of them all, who readers will meet shortly. Some became philanthropists after leaving office, others joined corporate boards, took honorary positions, got pensions, and — in the modern era — got rich from incredibly lucrative speaking engagements and book deals. Here’s a look at the net worths of presidents from the past 50 years, before they served and after, as well as some particularly interesting presidents from before reliable before-and-after data were available.Related: Cheap American Presidents Throughout History

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Some presidents, such as George W. Bush, Franklin Roosevelt, and JFK, were born into dynasty families that afforded them wealth and privilege before and after their presidencies. Others, including Andrew Jackson, were born poor and died among the richest people in the country. Nine American presidents never left six-figure net worth territory in their entire lives, including Calvin Coolidge, Chester Arthur, and the poorest president of them all, who readers will meet shortly. Some became philanthropists after leaving office, others joined corporate boards, took honorary positions, got pensions, and — in the modern era — got rich from incredibly lucrative speaking engagements and book deals. Here’s a look at the net worths of presidents from the past 50 years, before they served and after, as well as some particularly interesting presidents from before reliable before-and-after data were available.

Related: Cheap American Presidents Throughout History

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