Harry Truman, the erstwhile haberdasher, struggled to make ends meet after his presidency, so we the people bailed him out. Congress passed the Former Presidents Act, a program designed to make sure presidents had something to eat post-White House. Presidents do a lot better now, but that hasn’t stopped Bill Clinton from taking $16 million from the fund since leaving office, according to Politico. That’s the most any president has received.
Clinton has also earned more than $100 million in the private sector to pad his pension. Some of the Former Presidents Act money (about $3 million) didn’t go directly into Mr. Clinton’s pocket, but was earmarked to pay his retinue.