The net worth of US presidents has varied greatly. Many did not have a lot of wealth, such as Abraham Lincoln and Calvin Coolidge. Some were very rich, such as George Washington, who married the widow of one of the richest men in Virginia, and John Kennedy, whose father made a fortune on the stock market -- in part using insider trading -- and by negotiating lucrative liquor importing deals after Prohibition ended.
And an interesting note: four of the five richest U.S. presidents since 1929 have been Democrats. The poorest U.S. president since 1929 was also a Democrat. That was Harry Truman.
In 2015, Time analyzed presidential wealth in modern U.S. dollars.
John F. Kennedy
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Source: Time, September 18, 2015; JFK, Reckless Youth, 1992
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