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.