We all talk about the richest men in the world, but have you ever wondered who are the richest politicians in the world too? Well, you are in the right place if you have.
Although most of these politicians earn(ed) a hefty salary and other financial benefits while in office, some of them are from wealthy families and/or have different investments.
In this post, you are going to read about the top 10 richest politicians in the world, including their various political positions, and other sources of their wealth. Read on…
What's in this guide?
Richest politicians in the world
- Vladimir Putin
- Micheal Bloomberg
- Maha Vajiralongkorn
- Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Mohammed bin Salman
- Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud
- Hassanal Bolkiah
- Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
- Suleyman Abusaidovich Kerimov
- Silvio Berlusconi
1. Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin is the president of Russia, he is the number one richest politician in the world with a net worth of $70 billion. He was elected in 2012 and he’s the current leader in Russia.
He has a prosperous career in the country. Before he became the president of Russia, he was a prime minister from 1999 to 2000 and again in 2008 until he won his campaign and became president.
Putin is considered to be one of the most powerful men in the world due to his wealth, demeanor, and intelligence.
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2. Micheal Bloomberg
Micheal Bloomberg is an American politician and an entrepreneur, he is one of the richest politicians in the world with a net worth of $56 billion.
He was the mayor of New York. he is also the co-founder and owner of Bloomberg L.P, a business that has a revenue of about $10 billion.
Bloomberg attended Harvard business school and John Hopkins University while he grew up in Medford, Massachusetts. Before he founded his own business he was working at a financial brokerage Salomon brothers.
3. Maha Vajiralongkorn
Maha Vajiralongkorn is the reigning king of Thailand with a net worth of $30 billion. His reign was declared to have started on 13th October 2016 after the passing of his father.
He is the oldest ruler to ascend the throne at age 64 in 2015, and the number 10th monarch in the Chakri dynasty. Maha is presently the richest monarch in the world.
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4. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan was born in the United States in November 1970. He is a politician and businessman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a net worth of $30 billion.
Al Nahyan is the United Arab Emirates prime minister, and minister of presidential matters, he is also the half-brother to Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Nahyan, the country’s present president.
This indicates that he is a descendant of the Abu Dhabi royal family. Finally, he is the owner of the Abu Dhabi United Group.
5. Mohammed bin Salman
Mohammed bin Salman was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and he is the crown prince with a net worth of $ 25 billion making him one of the richest politicians in the world.
He is the deputy prime minister of Saudi Arabia, he’s the 7th son of the king and the eldest son of his mother who is the 3rd wife of king Salmon bin Abdulaziz.
6. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud is a member of the Saudi Arabian royal family, he is a philanthropist, investor, businessman, and businessman and he is one of the richest politicians with a net worth of $20 billion.
He is a seasoned businessman, he’s the founder and majority shareholder of Kingdom holding company, a company that has investments in various sectors such as banks, agriculture, entertainment, real estate, technology, etc.
He is a shareholder in other companies such as Twitter. He is the grandson of Abdulaziz, the first king of Saudi Arabia.
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7. Hassanal Bolkiah
Hassanal Bolkiah is the crown prince and Sultan of Brunei since 1967, he is one of the wealthiest politicians with a net worth of $20 billion,
He is also popularly known for serving as Brueni’s 29th Sultan and yang di-pertuan. He was Brunei’s prime minister when the nation first gained its independence from the UK in 1984.
He has gotten lots of doctorates degree from top universities like; the National University of Singapore, and the University of Oxford in England
8. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Prime Minister and Defense Minister of the United Arab Emirates.
He also serves as the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai and owns 99.67% of Dubai Holding, making him one of the wealthiest politicians with a $14 billion net worth.
In 2006, he took over as Vice President from his brother, Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He is well-known for being a well-known real estate developer; a career that brought about lots of his wealth. He is in control of those awesome palm islands in the Persian Gulf.
9. Suleyman Abusaidovich Kerimov
Suleyman Abusaidovich Kerimov is a Russian politician, who has been in politics since 1990. He won the state oil trade position and became a member of the Russian State Duma in 1999 and has controlled other positions. He is now a member of the Russia Federation Council, and he is considered one of the richest politicians in the world with an estimated worth of $9.7 billion.
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10. Silvio Berlusconi
Silvio Berlusconi was a prime minister of Italy, he is one of the strongest men that serve as post war ministers in Italy. He is popularly known as a criminal defendant and convicting tax evader. Apart from his political career, he also owns an Italian football club – A.C.
In summary, the above-listed are the top 10 richest politicians in the world. From this article, it is understandable that these politicians also make money from other self-owned businesses. And this contributed greatly to ranking their wealth.
So, if you are in doubt about the richest politicians in the world, I hope this post clears your doubt. Thank you for reading!
Who is the richest president in the world?
Vladimir Putin. He is the current president of Russia and the richest politician in the world with a net worth of $70 billion