US Presidents by the Numbers


Happy Presidents’ Day America! On every third monday in February, we take time (sometimes a full day if you’re lucky) to relax and appreciate the great – and not so great – men who have led our country through the good times and the bad. This day was originally a federal holiday in honor of George Washington’s birthday, until President Nixon declared that it should recognize all US Presidents. So in honor of this day, and because we here at *AT* love all things presidential, here are some fun facts about some statistical records among the leaders of the free world.

For reference, check out this list of US Presidents to refresh your mindgrapes.

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The Wealthiest US Presidents – Thomas Jefferson


This is part four of a five part series on the wealthiest presidents (Part 1Part 2Part 3). Somewhat unsurprisingly, this list includes what many scholars agree are the best presidents in United States history, with J.F.K. being regarded as the worst of the group. All of these men accumulated their wealth in different manners; while some amassed a good portion of their wealth through inheritance, others were self-made men. The important common theme between all of these great men, though, was their enterprising nature. This carried over into all aspects of their lives and is undoubtedly part of what made them all such great leaders of this country. For any finance readers, this is also a fairly impressive referendum on the power of the time-value of money.

Spoiler Alert – There was a lot of money in cash crops…

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The Wealthiest US Presidents – Teddy Roosevelt


This is part two of a five part series on the wealthiest presidents (See Part 1 Here). Somewhat unsurprisingly,  this list includes what many scholars agree are the best presidents in United States history, with J.F.K. being regarded as the worst of the group.  All of these men accumulated their wealth in different manners;  while some amassed a good portion of their wealth through inheritance, others were self-made men.  The important common theme between all of these great men, though, was their enterprising nature.  This carried over into all aspects of their lives and is undoubtedly part of what made them all such great leaders of this country.  For any finance readers, this is also a fairly impressive referendum on the power of the time-value of money.

Spoiler Alert – There was a lot of money in cash crops…

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The Wealthiest US Presidents – Andrew Jackson


This is part one of a five part series on the wealthiest presidents. Somewhat unsurprisingly,  this list includes what many scholars agree are the best presidents in United States history, with J.F.K. being regarded as the worst of the group.  All of these men accumulated their wealth in different manners;  while some amassed a good portion of their wealth through inheritance, others were self-made men.  The important common theme between all of these great men, though, was their enterprising nature.  This carried over into all aspects of their lives and is undoubtedly part of what made them all such great leaders of this country.  For any finance readers, this is also a fairly impressive referendum on the power of the time-value of money.

Spoiler Alert – There was a lot of money in cash crops…

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