Jose Mujica: The World's 'Poorest' President

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica's lifestyle is a sharp contrast with that of many other world leaders. President Mujica has opted to live in his wife's farmhouse outside Montevideo rather than in the opulent Suarez Residence, the official residence of the president. Mujica, who gives 90 percent of his salary to charity, is critical of many world leaders who he views as having a "blind obsession to achieve growth with consumption, as if the contrary would mean the end of the world."

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