Richest U.S. Presidents: Here is a list of the wealthiest US presidents in history. These presidents top the list of United States' richest presidents. Being the head of the White House may come at a high price, but it also lends itself to high income. These presidents have the highest for their time. Not sure what exactly they all spent their money on, but I'm sure George Washington had one heck of a wig.This list is based on the original Forbes list, found here.