Date 09/04/2018

The Volkswagen Beetle Bug of the poornest presiden – José Mujica.

That is the Uruguayan President’s 1987 Volkswagen Beetle, José Alberto Mujica Cordano. He is known for being the world’s poorest president, and has humbled himself during his tenure. Every day, he drives his old Volkswagen Beetle.



He owns two VWs and a Beetle. There are many stories about this famous Beetle. There is a story that has created a huge invisible value for this “bug”. An Arab emirate wants to buy his car for $ 1 million. But José Mujica decided not to sell because of respect for his friends.

José Mujica, nicknamed “Pepe Mujica”, was born in 1935 as the 40th President of Uruguay from March 1, 2010 to March 1, 2015. His wife, Lucia Topolansky, is also a very ordinary woman. She is currently a senator from Uruguay. President José Mujica refused to stay in the castle for his position.


In his official statement of assets in 2012, Mujica claimed to own 100 percent of the 1987 VW cars, worth 37,500 pesos (equivalent to 1,176 euros), worth 70,000 pesos with 2,195 euros). His bank account is 353,482 pesos (11 thousand euros).