Many world leaders not only wield enormous political power, but they are also very wealthy.
Financial condition also very often allows for dominance in world politics. Consequently, country leaders who own billions, or even millions, are exempt from many factors.
Today, the richest leader in the world is the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.
Vladimir Putin – $ 200 billion
There are many murky facts about the finances of Russian President Vladimir Putin, however, according to recent estimates, his fortune is $ 200 billion.
A recent video produced by opposition leader Alexei Navalny shows a luxurious mansion on the Black Sea coast that Putin says he took as a bribe. Navalny also claims that Putin is obsessed with money and intends to steal national wealth. In January of this year, Putin denied that the palace belonged to him and called the video montage.
Kim Jong Un – $ 5 billion
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un owns $ 5 billion. At the same time, U.S. and South Korean officials have discovered assets and bank accounts controlled by the Supreme Leader and his family. It became known that a large part of his wealth was hidden in bank accounts of 200 and more in different countries. Including Austria, Luxembourg, Russia, Switzerland, etc.
Andrew Babic – $ 3.7 billion
According to Forbes, Czech President Andrew Babic owns $ 3.7 billion. Babic is often referred to as the “Czech Donald Trump”.
Prior to his election as President, he owned businesses in the agricultural sector.
Sebastian Pinera – $ 2.9 billion
Sebastian Pinera was President of Chile from 2010 to 2014. In 2018, Forbes estimated his and his family’s net worth at $ 2.9 billion. After the 2010 election, he also sold his 26% stake in Chilean airline LAN and sold it to Chilevision Time Warner for $ 150 million.
C Jinping – $ 1.5 billion
The General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, the President of the People’s Republic of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, Xi Jinping has a very modest salary. It earns only $ 22,000 a year. However, in 2012, it was revealed that Xi and his family were hiding investments in several holding companies. Including a $ 244 million investment in Shenzen Yuanwei.
Bashar al-Assad – $ 1.5 billion
Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has amassed up to $ 1.5 billion in assets. Before the start of the Syrian civil war, Assad and his friends owned 60% to 70% of the country’s assets, including land, power plants and factories.
Ali Bongo Ondimba – $ 1 billion
The fortune of Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba is estimated at $ 1 billion. Human rights groups have accused Ondimba of looting oil and natural resources. In recent years, the president has faced health problems. In January 2019, it was reported that a group of soldiers tried to overthrow him, but the coup failed.
Theodore Ibiag Nguema Mbaso – $ 600 million
Theodoro Ibiag Nguema is the president of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea. Forbes estimated his fortune at $ 600 million. He is said to have several homes in South Africa and property in Malibu, California.
Ilham Aliyev – $ 500 million
According to reports, the official monthly salary of the leader of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev is 230,000 USD. But it is known that his family owns large estates in foreign countries. It was reported that in 2010, his son Heydar also bought a villa in Dubai for $ 44 million.
Uhuru Kenyatta – $ 500 million
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to own $ 500 million. He also owns 500,000 acres of farmland he inherited from his father. Kenyatta also has a large stake in Kenya’s leading dairy company, with stakes in a commercial bank and a TV channel.
Among the richest leaders of the states are also considered:
- South African President Kirill Ramafo – $ 450 million
- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – $ 50 million
- French President Emmanuel Macron – $ 31.5 million
- Canadian leader Justin Trudeau – $ 13 million
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel – $ 11 million
- US President Joe Biden – $ 8 million
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson – $ 4 million
- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro – $ 2 million
- President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky – $ 1.5 million