How well do you know your entrepreneurial presidents?

President Trump is hardly the only entrepreneur to occupy the Oval Office. But how familiar are you with the others? Test your knowledge by tackling this quiz (answers at the bottom of the email). We’ll start with an easy one. 1️⃣ Call him Mr. President, not Mr. Peanut. His family owned thousands of acres of […]


February 14, 2020

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President Trump is hardly the only entrepreneur to occupy the Oval Office. But how familiar are you with the others?

Test your knowledge by tackling this quiz (answers at the bottom of the email).

We’ll start with an easy one.

1️⃣ Call him Mr. President, not Mr. Peanut. His family owned thousands of acres of Georgia peanut-farming land, plus a warehousing business. The biz was placed into a blind trust during his presidency — it was $1m in debt by the time he left office.

2️⃣ Maybe he should’ve stuck to fashion. He cut his teeth as a tailor’s apprentice, starting as a teenager. His shop in Tennessee is a national historic site. He was the first president to be impeached, in 1868.

3️⃣ El Bloombito ain’t the only media mogul who wants to be prez. In 1884, this president and friends bought a struggling Ohio newspaper for $300. The turnaround catapulted him into state politics and then the White House.

4️⃣ How’s this for a cool nickname? Some experts call him a “doctor of sick mines,” from his days as an engineer in the late 19th and early 20th century. No, he’s not related to the first director of the FBI, who shares his last name.5️⃣ “The chief business of the American people is business.” That’s a somewhat famous quote attributed to this president, who spent time in banking. He served as Veep for another president in this quiz, and took over when his running mate died in office.

Quiz answers 

1️⃣ Jimmy Carter

2️⃣ Andrew Johnson

3️⃣ Warren Harding

4️⃣ Herbert Hoover

5️⃣ Calvin Coolidge

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