President Jose "Pepe" Mujica, of Uruguay is also known as the world's poorest president. Mujica was labeled "poorest president" because his personal asset is only a Volkswagen Beetle, that cost $1,800. Mujica also donates 90% of his salary to charity which means his salary is within the average Uruguayan income of $775/month .
President Mujica declined to live in the presidential palace instead Pepe lives in a small farmhouse owned by his wife, where they cultivate chrysanthemums that they sell.
During a live interview a homeless man asked for a spare coin but instead Mujica gave him 100 peso.
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“Give me a coin of yours, Pepe,” the man said.
“Look, brother,” said the president, “I don’t have a coin but don’t cry”. Mujica handed over a 100 peso bill.
“I want you to be President all your life.” the man suprisingly said
“No, no… please,” the president replied.http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/watch-president-hand-over-money-4705888