Who is/was richer: presidential candidate Mitt Romney or former president George Washington?
Well, Mitt made somewhere between $45 million over the last two years . . . which is a lot.
But the richest president/politician was George Washington. He would be worth $750 million dollars in current currency—and would be listed among the 100 richest people ever in relative economic terms. His presidential salary was a full 2 percent of the total US budget in 1789—and if that salary ratio had been kept in place, the president today would be making around $8 billion dollars a year.