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.
As a man who truly cares about his people, he doesn’t take an obscene amount of money to just act as a politician. He donates about 90% of his $12,000 monthly salary to charities that benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs. Other countries, listen up.
He has literally spent his entire life fighting for his country.
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.
He only has two guards positioned 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.