Politicians always say they understand the worries and frustrations of rank-and-file working folk, but as Forbes notes, poor men don't become president.
That, along with Washington's shrewd business sense, a marriage to a well-to-do widow and several inheritances place the Father of Our Country first in wealth, too.
Rounding out the rest of the Oval Office richest list are Herbert Hoover, Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy, Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, Zachary Taylor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson and James Madison.
Surprised? I was.
Check out the Forbes slide show for details on how each man made his money.
What they reported to the IRS: Just like every other American, rich or not so well off, the president has to file an annual 1040 with the IRS.
The Tax Analysts' Tax History Project has tax return filings of the more recent U.S. leaders.
- Obama, Biden release tax returns
- Obama's Nobel Prize tax implications
- Obama's taxes (Bankrate's Taxes Blog)
- Obama's tax plans, tax returns
- Presidential (and wannabe) tax returns
- Obama and McCain release tax returns
- Cindy McCain relents, releases tax info
- Palin tax returns, tax questions
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