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.

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Other countries, listen up.

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Seeing Jose dressed like this is not uncommon. He is not concerned about money or appearances, but just leading his country.

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He as fought for his country his whole life.

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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.

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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.

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Here is where he lives, on a farm with his wife.

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He actually is a part-time farmer. He and his wife also grow and sell flowers. He also drives a 1987 Volkswagon Beetle.

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Jose has only two guards posted on his road. Along with his beloved 3-legged dog Manuela, of course.

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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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