Truman was among the poorest U.S. presidents, with a net worth considerably less than $1 million. His financial situation contributed to the doubling of the presidential salary to $100,000 in 1949.
1. Donald Trump (Net Worth $2.9 billion) When adjusted for inflation, Donald Trump is the richest person to ever serve as president — even at the lowest estimate. Trump had a prominent real estate career in New York City before throwing his hat in the political ring.
Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd president of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953.
If Washington had lived two centuries later, and boasted a fortune worth 0.19 per cent of the nation's approximately $15 trillion 2011 GDP, he would have been worth $25.9 billion, taking fourth place in the Forbes list of seriously wealthy Americans.
Assassinated at age 46, John F. Kennedy was the youngest president at the end of his tenure, and his lifespan was the shortest of any president. At age 50, Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest person to become a former president.
China had in 2020-21 surpassed the United States becoming the wealthiest nation in the world, according to a report released by McKinsey & Co. The report was published after examining the national balance sheets of ten countries having over 60% of the global income.
At an estimated value of $400 billion, Mansa Musa I of Mali is the richest person who ever lived. Born in 1280, Mansa Musa was ruler of the Malian empire, and acquired the most part of his wealth from the production and trade of salt and gold; more than half of the world's supply at the time in fact.
Now entering its seventh generation with as many as 170 heirs, the Rockefeller family has maintained substantial wealth — they had an $11 billion fortune in 2016, according to Forbes. That's more than 100 years after John D.
John D. Rockefeller was the first American billionaire, and to this day, he is by far the wealthiest American of all time.
There were 328 women listed on the world's billionaires as of 17 March 2021, up from 241 in March 2020. Since 2021, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is listed as the world's wealthiest woman.
TOKYO/BEIJING -- China's net worth reached $120 trillion in 2020 to overtake the U.S.'s $89 trillion as a red-hot real estate market drove up property value, according to a report by McKinsey Global Institute. McKinsey's report covered 10 countries that account for 60% of the world's income.
For instance, compared to American GDP per capita in 2019, the British economy won't reach the same level until 2037. So, on this measure, the UK is 18 years behind the US. There's an extensive economic literature as to why such a wide gap exists between America and the UK and other European countries.
The Walton, Mars and Koch families have topped the list of wealthiest clans in the world, according to a September report from Bloomberg. The families have remained in their positions as the richest in the U.S. and in the world for several years.
The American business magazine Forbes produces a global list of known U.S. dollar billionaires every year and updates an Internet version of this list in real time. The American oil magnate John D. Rockefeller became the world's first confirmed U.S. dollar billionaire in 1916.
Elon Musk's net worth
His current estimated net worth of $254 billion has grown tremendously since the start of 2020, when it stood at about $27.6 billion, according to Bloomberg.
Robert Morris, generally considered the financier of the Revolution, donated ships from his fleet of tobacco-trading vessels and turned to privateering. Raiding British convoys, he became the richest man in America. He personally signed 6,000 notes to pay off Washington's troops when the war ended.
Grant in 1872. This is the only known record of a sitting US president being arrested.
Frances Clara Cleveland Preston (born Frank Clara Folsom; July 21, 1864 – October 29, 1947) was the First Lady of the United States from 1886 to 1889, and again from 1893 to 1897 as the wife of President Grover Cleveland. Becoming First Lady at age 21, she remains the youngest wife of a sitting president.
Oprah Winfrey, $2.7 billion.
The Vanderbilt Family
The Vanderbilts are one of America's oldest old money families. The family is of Dutch descent, and rose to prominence during the Gilded Age in the final decades of the 19th century.