Meet José Mujica. He may look like your average farmer or grandfather, but he is anything but. This man is globally known as the world’s “poorest President” because he lives a life of humility… all while leading the country of Uruguay. This man is a walks in dignity and does not live off of the people in his country. He donates about 90% of his $12,000 monthly salary to charities that benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs.
Other countries, listen up.
Seeing Jose dressed like this is not uncommon. He is not concerned about money or appearances, but just leading his country.
He as fought for his country his whole life.
He was a guerilla fighter that battled for the rights of the country’s citizens, was imprisoned twice and was shot 6 times after an escape attempt.
This is the Presidential house “Residencia Suarez” that Mujica could live in, but is planning to convert in a museum full of documents and personal belongings of former presidents.
Here is where he lives, on a farm with his wife.
He actually is a part-time farmer. He and his wife also grow and sell flowers. He also drives a 1987 Volkswagon Beetle.
Jose has only two guards posted on his road. Along with his beloved 3-legged dog Manuela, of course.
Instead of acting like he is better than everybody else, the president of a country wholeheartedly believes that he IS like everybody else.
In a time when it seems that rich politicians rule the world, learning about Jose is truly refreshing.
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