The World’s Poorest Leader

April 4, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

Adam Taylor took a look at poor world leaders:

  • Uruguay’s President, José Mujica has long been the sole contender for world’s poorest leader.
  • Mujica’s habits such as driving himself in a 20-year-old Volkswagon Beetle, and often showing up to meetings without shoes have driven his reputation for frugality.
  • Nepal’s latest Prime Minister, Sushil Koirala, may challenge him for that title.
  • Koirala declared just three possessions of his own and doesn’t own any property.
  • What do frugal leaders have in common? Radical youths. Mujica was part of a guerrilla group while Koirala has served time in prison over an airplane hijacking.

Read about the two leaders, their contrasting styles, and more over here.

Source: The Washington Post