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Top 10 Richest American Presidents of All-Time

/ March 1, 2015

Including Abraham Lincoln, only four US presidents started out poor. The rest were all prosperous. If history is a judge, to grow up to be a president, you need to first amass sufficient financial wherewithal to withstand often income-less political races. Most of the presidents came from distinguished families. They had the benefit of inheritance, trust funds or access to family money besides whatever they earned on their own.

Here are the top 10 richest U.S. presidents of all time; net worth has been adjusted for inflation.

10) Franklin D. Roosevelt (Net worth: $60 million)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt held the office of the president between 1933 and 1945. He was the 32nd president of the US. He owned the 800-acre Springwood Estate. He also had properties in Georgia, Maine and New York. His fortune came through inheritance and marriage. He spent most of his adult life in public service. In the year 1919, his mother had to bail him out of financial difficulty.