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This is the President of the Poor of the World!

Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 10:06 PM

Inilah Presiden Termiskin Di Dunia!

President of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, get unique titles, el presidente mas pobre (President of the Poor) when he donates 90 percent of his salary to the people.


Speaking to Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, Mujica said yesterday he received a salary of U.S. $ 12.500 (RM38, 132) a month, but he only took about 10 percent or U.S. $ 1,250 (RM4, 575) for their own use.

"It is enough for me and my family, or I need to fulfill the need to pay such as Uruguay populous living on much less than that," he said.

Besides Mujica, 77, his wife, Lucia Topolansky, 67, also contributed to the fund earnings as a senator of the country.

The couple settled in a farmhouse in Montevideo.

They have a Volkswagen Beetle car unit worth about RM6, 000.

Former guerrilla fighters entered politics by joining the party left flow before elected president in 2010.

Uruguay became one of the country's lowest rate of corruption in South America.

Besides the President called Hardcore, Mujica also honored many as known as the President's Most Generous.

He did not have a bank account or debt, while the best friend is a dog named Manuela.

Mujica is not the first president to contribute his salary for the country.

President of the United States (U.S.), John F Kennedy - comes from wealthy families - also spend his salary, while the president of the 31 countries, Herbert Hoover, did not receive any money from public funds to avoid him as synonymous with corruption.
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