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24/7 Wall St.: America’s Richest Presidents

7. Herbert Clark Hoover

Net worth: $75 million
In office: 1929 to 1933
31st president

An orphan, Hoover was raised by his uncle, a doctor. He made a fortune as a mining company executive. He had a very large salary for 17 years and had extensive holdings in mining companies. Hoover donated his presidential salary to charity. He also owned “Hoover House” in Monterrey, Calif.

(Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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