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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Three Famous Presidential Inaugurations


Happy MLK and Inauguration Day! Today, Barack Obama was sworn in for his second and final term as President of the United States – at least, it appeared that way. He was actually sworn in yesterday, January 20th, as dictated by the Twentieth Amendment to the US Constitution. However, since that fell on a Sunday, the inaugural ceremony took place today with all the pomp, hype, and glamour that can only be found during the biggest moments of American political history. In honor of this day – and because we here at *AT* love all things presidential – we would like to share the stories of three other inaugurations that stand out from the rest.

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The Wealthiest US Presidents – George Washington


This is the fifth and final installation of our 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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The Wealthiest US Presidents – JFK


This is part three of a five part series on the wealthiest presidents (Part 1; Part 2). 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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