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The 10 richest presidents

1: George Washington was the richest person to ever serve as President of the United States, based on relative wealth within the economy of their day, according to a ranking from Forbes. Washington's marriage to a wealthy widow provided the basis of his fortune. 


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1: George Washington was the richest person to ever serve as President of the United States, based on relativemore

1: George Washington was the richest person to ever serve as President of the United States, based on relative wealth within the economy of their day, according to a ranking from Forbes. Washington's marriage to a wealthy widow provided the basis of his fortune. REUTERS/National Portrait Gallery
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2: Shrewd investing in mines puts Herbert Hoover at second. 


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2: Shrewd investing in mines puts Herbert Hoover at second. REUTERS/Library of Congress

2: Shrewd investing in mines puts Herbert Hoover at second. REUTERS/Library of Congress
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3: Thomas Jefferson, who inherited most of his wealth, is third. 

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3: Thomas Jefferson, who inherited most of his wealth, is third. REUTERS/National Portrait Gallery

3: Thomas Jefferson, who inherited most of his wealth, is third. REUTERS/National Portrait Gallery
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4: John F. Kennedy's inheritance puts him fourth on the list. 


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4: John F. Kennedy's inheritance puts him fourth on the list. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/JFK Presidential Librmore

4: John F. Kennedy's inheritance puts him fourth on the list. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/JFK Presidential Library
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5: Andrew Jackson, who amassed a fortune in land speculation while serving in the army, is fifth. 


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5: Andrew Jackson, who amassed a fortune in land speculation while serving in the army, is fifth. REUTERS/Lmore

5: Andrew Jackson, who amassed a fortune in land speculation while serving in the army, is fifth. REUTERS/Library of Congress
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6: Theodore Roosevelt is sixth chiefly through inheritances and writing. 

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6: Theodore Roosevelt is sixth chiefly through inheritances and writing. REUTERS/Library of Congress

6: Theodore Roosevelt is sixth chiefly through inheritances and writing. REUTERS/Library of Congress
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7: Zachary Taylor was born into a prosperous plantation family. 


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7: Zachary Taylor was born into a prosperous plantation family. REUTERS/National Portrait Gallery

7: Zachary Taylor was born into a prosperous plantation family. REUTERS/National Portrait Gallery
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8: Franklin D. Roosevelt's old-money lineage put him eighth. 


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8: Franklin D. Roosevelt's old-money lineage put him eighth. REUTERS/Library of Congress

8: Franklin D. Roosevelt's old-money lineage put him eighth. REUTERS/Library of Congress
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9: Lyndon B. Johnson's purchase of a Texas TV station turned into a valuable media investment. 


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9: Lyndon B. Johnson's purchase of a Texas TV station turned into a valuable media investment. REUTERS/Lyndmore

9: Lyndon B. Johnson's purchase of a Texas TV station turned into a valuable media investment. REUTERS/Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum
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10: James Madison inherited a huge tobacco plantation in Virginia, putting him tenth. 


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10: James Madison inherited a huge tobacco plantation in Virginia, putting him tenth. REUTERS/National Portmore

10: James Madison inherited a huge tobacco plantation in Virginia, putting him tenth. REUTERS/National Portrait Gallery
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