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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Unbelievable: Meet the world's poorest president who drives a Volkswagen beetle

Wow!This sounds like a fable but is true, 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.

 His nickname,is even “el presidente mas pobre” translates to “poorest president”.He lives in a farmhouse which is under his wife’s name,  Lucía Topolansky, a Senator, who also donates part of her salary.

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 (about N308,283) . He earns a salary of 

$12,500 a month (N1,981,250), but only keeps $1,250(N198,125) for himself, donating the rest to charity.
He also told El Mundo, “I do fine with that amount; I have to do fine because there are many Uruguayans who live with much less.”
His country ranks as the second least corrupt country in Latin America in Transparency International’s global corruption index.


  1. All dese nigerian hoodlums shld learn from him!

  2. wow! humbling, and very impressive!!! Ahem, Mr Presido nd other presidos, plz do take note!! Thank you :)

  3. hahahah Nigerian hoodlums take note.Stupid potbellied thieves.Mtcheww

  4. Im overwhelmed.feel like giving him a hug.What an adorable man.

  5. This is definitely a man that understands that everything here in this world is vanity. He has a heart of gold.

  6. Let our leaders learn from him.does this make him any less than he is.oloriburuku's

  7. Am sooo touched....awwww!!!!

  8. Wooow..men like dis are rare..

  9. If I were a president, I would have him kidnapped and I would yell at the top of my voice "Dude!!You are bringing the rest of us into disrepute!!!May the ancestors of all the past corrupt presidents like me punish you ooooOOOOOoooooo"
    ...seriously, this is touching. he is probably a strong believer in God, I hope so sha.

  10. May d peace and blessings of the Lord continue to be with dis man and for the oloriburuku's andhe badlucks in Nigeria, may the wrath of the Lord Almighty continue to fall on them.... So shall it be AMEN.....

  11. He'll be rewarded in Heaven.So touching


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