Inspiring: Meet the World’s Poorest President And Also One of The Most Generous


Being a president may take you to marbled mansions with crystal walls and may give you the lavish lifestyle that anyone else dreams of, but Uruguay’s former president chose a different path.

Jose Mujica is considered as the ‘World’s Poorest President’ because of his meek lifestyle during his term. Ninety-percent of his $12,000 monthly income consistently went to charity, which is one of the reasons why thousands have a great appreciation for his kindness.

Inspiring: Meet the World’s Poorest President  Is Also One of The Most Generous

Years before entering the realm of politics, he was a guerilla fighter. He had a group called the ‘Robin Hoods’. Together, they robbed gun clubs, bad banks, and any illegal businesses then gave the money to the poor. In a span of 14 years, he has been jailed twice and has been shot six times. 

Inspiring: Meet the World’s Poorest President  Is Also One of The Most Generous

Even during his presidency, Mujica was also a part-time farmer.  He planted flowers on the farm and then sold them to the public. Farming is his way to stay in touch with the struggles of his people. He lived in a simple house in the outskirts of Montevideo with his wife, Lucia Topolansky, and dog, Manuela. His chosen car wasn’t one of those luxurious brands as well. He drives a vintage 1987 Volkswagen Beetle.

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