Sunday, March 17, 2013

Presidents Day Pop Quiz: Funny Money Facts from the Oval Office

Even when it comes to U.S. presidents whose faces aren't on bills and coins, discussions about America's commanders in chief frequently come back down to money. Whether the question is campaign donations or advances on memoirs, shady deals or funding for libraries, and of course, economic ups and downs (I'm looking at you, President Hoover!) it's hard to separate White House occupants from their money connections.

In honor of Presidents Day, we've compiled a list of some fun and surprising financial facts about the men who control -- and sometimes end up -- on the nation's money. Take a peek!

President's Day Pop Quiz: The Men in the Oval Office...And On the Money
  • 1. Who was the richest president in U.S. history?
  • Answer: D. George Washington
  • 2. Which President got the most money for his memoirs?
  • Answer: A. Bill Clinton
  • 3. Who was the first president to get a presidential pension?
  • Answer: C. Harry S. Truman
  • 4. Several presidents were the beneficiaries of large family fortunes. Which president made the most money on his own?
  • Answer: B. Lyndon Johnson
  • 5. Which president has never been memorialized on a coin issued by the U.S. mint?
  • Answer: A. Harry S. Truman
  • 6. Who was the richest man to ever run for president?
  • Answer: B. H. Ross Perot
  • 7. Presidential signatures can be extremely collectible. Whose presidential signature is the most valuable?
  • Answer: C. William Henry Harrison
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Bruce Watson is a senior features writer for DailyFinance. You can reach him by e-mail at, or follow him on Twitter at @bruce1971.

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