President José Mujica - 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.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=500021056703819&set=a.144437148928880.19205.144430455596216&type=1&theater
José Alberto "Pepe" Mujica Cordano (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse muˈxika]; born 20 May 1935) is an Uruguayan politician, and President of Uruguay since 2010. A former guerrilla fighter and a member of the Broad Front (left-wing coalition), Mujica was Minister of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries from 2005 to 2008 and a Senator afterwards. As the candidate of the Broad Front, he won the 2009 presidential election and took office as President on 1 March 2010.
He is a vegetarian, and is considered to be "the world's 'poorest' president", as he donates around 90 percent of his monthly salary, approximately $12,000, to charities to benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Mujica
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