José Alberto "Pepe" Mujica Cordano (1935 - ) is an Uruguayan politician who was President between 2010 and 2015. A former urban guerrilla fighter, he was imprisoned for 13 years during the military dictatorship in the 1970s and 1980s, most of that time in solitary confinement, including being put into the bottom of an old, emptied horse-watering trough for more than two years. He has been described as "the world's 'humblest' president" due to his simple lifestyle and his donation of around 90 percent of his salary to charities that benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs. He advocates a life based on human relationships, love, friendship, adventure, solidarity and family, instead of lives shackled to the economy and the markets. During his presidency, Uruguay achieved 95% sustainable electricity generation. A 2018 movie, "Una Noche de 12 Años", depicts his time in prison. As a leader, he models humility, thoughtfulness, courage and a passion for the environment.
I can live well with what I have. I'm called 'the poorest president', but I don't feel poor. Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensive lifestyle, and always want more and more.