The World's "Poorest President"

If there is any world leader who can rightfully be termed as the man of the people, it is definitely the President of Uruguay. The 77 year old President of Uruguay, José Mujica is officially the world's poorest and most generous president, not because he cant be richer, but because he donates 90% of his earnings to charitable causes. The president of the country has earned the nickname "el presidente mas pobre" which means "poorest president".

The President who took over office on the 1st of March 2010, said in a recent interview that the only big item he owns is his Volkswagen Beetle car, valued at $1,945 dollars. He earns a salary of $12,500 a month, but only keeps $1,250 for himself, donating the rest to charity.


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