Top 20 Richest politicians In The World

Richest politicians In The World

Top Richest politicians In The World

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In the world of politics, Most politicians have risen to the top of their parties because they have the financial power to get there.

That brings us to the question, who are the richest politicians in the world? How much the top leaders are worth?.

I know while reading this, you probably have few names popping in your head as to who will appear on the list of the richest politicians.

I know you might be surprised at how wealthy these politicians are, this is to the fact that the majority of them either come from old money in the family or have made other investments.

In this list, we will list the top richest politicians, their states of origin, net worth, and more so stay tuned.

 

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Lists Of The Richest politicians In The World

The stats given here are about their net worths is according to Forbes, and also, this is an updated list in should incase you can find a politician here know his net worth dropped due to fluctuation in their net value.

 

Top 10 Richest Politicians in the World

Below are the top 10 richest politicians in the world and their net worth.

 

1) Vladimir Putin

  • Nationality: Russian

Vladimir Putin, who is a Russian citizen and also the president of Russia he also holds the distinguished position of being the number one richest politician in the world.

Vladimir Putin was the Prime minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and from 2000 to 2008 before he was elected as the president of Russia in 2012,

he is the current leader of the country as of when posted.

Vladimir Putin net worth is $70 Billion 

hence making him the richest politician in the world and also the first on the list of the top 10 richest politicians in the world.

 

2) Michael Bloomberg

  • Nationality: American

In case you don’t know who he is, Michael Bloomberg is an American politician and entrepreneur, well known for being the former mayor of New York City and the founder and more than 80% owner of Bloomberg LP.

He started early in his career with Salomon Brothers, which is a company that he established in 1081, and he is now the second on the list of the richest politicians in the world.

Michael Bloomberg’s net worth is $56 Billion.

Number three on the richest politicians in the world is….

3) Maha Vajiralongkorn

  • Nationality: Thai

Maha Vajiralongkorn was born on 28 July 1952, the first son and second child of Queen Sirikit and Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was the richest politician before he died.

Maha Vajiralongorn took over as the crown prince of Thailand, making him the third richest politician in the world.

Maha Vajiralongkorn’s net worth is $30 Billion.

 

4) Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan

  • Nationality: Emirati

Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan is a United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) politician who was born in the Trucial States in November 1970.

Although he is a prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, the minister of presidential affairs, and a member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi with his half-brother Khalifa bin Zayed Nahyan, he is also a businessman.

Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s net worth is approximately $30 Billion.

He is the fourth person to appear on the list of the top 10 richest politicians in the wolrld.

 

5) Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan 

  • Nationality: Emirati

Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the current president of the United Arab Emirates(U.A.E) with is half brother Sheikh Khalifa.

He is a philanthropist who is well known throughout the world. It was when his father died that he gained the title Emir of Abu Dhabi, which automatically made him the president and the fifth richest politician in the world.

This leader is in charge of a sovereign wealth fund, which is the second-largest in the world.

Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s net worth is estimated to be $23 Billion.

6) Suleiman Kerimov

  • Nationality: Russian

Suleiman Kerimov is a billionaire businessman, a philanthropist, and a politician, most of his fortune is gotten from his 78% stake in Russia’s biggest gold producer, Polyus.

In 2015 Suleiman Kerimov was listed as the 18th wealthiest person in Russia. In 2019, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $21.3 billion and the 56th richest person in the world.

He is the 6th on the richest politicians in the world.

Suleiman Kerimov’s net worth is $24.6Billion.

 

7) Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

  • Nationality: Lebanese, Saudi

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud is a wealthy businessman, investor, and philanthropist who was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Talal Alsaud is a member of the Saudi royal family and was listed as one of ‘Time Magazine’s Time 100.

He is a dual citizen of both Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud’s net worth is $20 Billion.

 

8) Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

  • Nationality: Bruneian

Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, he is the 29th and current Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei, as well as the Prime Minister of Brunei.

He might not be as productive as the rest above, but he is among the top 10 richest politicians.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah’s net worth is $20 Billion.

 

9) Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum

  • Nationality: Emirati

Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum is a prime minister and the vice president of United Arab Emirates(U.A.E), He is also the emir sheikh of Dubai and owner of more than 99% of Dubai Holding.

His goals have been to make the United Arab Emirates, one of the most significant countries on earth.

Being a wealthy politician never stopped his free charitable donations, such as $10 billion to create the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, which focuses on helping future generations.

Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum net worth is $14 Billion.

10) Mikhail Prokhorov

  • Nationality: Russian

Mikhail Prokhorov is a Russian billionaire, a political activist, and former owner of the Brooklyn Nets.

He is the former chairman of Polyus Gold, Russia’s largest gold producer, and the former President of Onexim Group. He resigned both positions to enter politics in June 2011.

He is a well-known businessman and a political figure throughout the world though he lost to Vladimir Putin for the presidency.

Forbes estimated Mikhail Prokhorov’s net worth to be $11.4 Billion as of June 2020.

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11) Mohammed Al Amoudi

  • Nationality: Saudi

Mohammed Al Amoudi is a wealthy businessman from Ethiopia who owns a broad portfolio of businesses in construction, energy, agriculture, mining, hotels, healthcare, and manufacturing.

In 2017 his net worth was pegged at US$8.1 billion, but 2020 saw it to rise at US$10.9 billion.

He was also listed as Ethiopia’s richest man, the second richest Saudi Arabian citizen in the world, and the second richest black person in the world in 2016 before there was a relative fall in net value, which was linked to the global fall in oil and gold price.

Mohammed Al Amoudi’s net worth is $10.9 Billion.

12) Mohammed bin Salman

  • Nationality: Saudi

Mohammed bin Salman is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, who was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

He is the son of King Salman, who became the King of Saudi Arabia and the Prime Minister of Saudia Arabia in January 2015.

As of 2020, Mohammed bin Salman’s net worth is $10 Billion.

 

13) Silvio Berlusconi 

  • Nationality: Italian

Silvio Berlusconi is an Italian business tycoon who once owned the AC Milan football club, and he is also a politician who has served as Prime Minister of Italy in four governments.

In 2011 Silvio Berlusconi was listed by Forbes as the 21st  most powerful person in the world though he was dropped in 2012.

Starting in the late 1970s, Silvio Berlusconi built media group Fininvest into a national force, importing American shows like ‘Baywatch’ to Italy. In the 1990s, he ventured into politics and was first appointed prime minister of Italy in 1994.

Silvio Berlusconi’s net worth is $6.5 Billion.

 

14)  Savitri Devi Jindal

  • Nationality: Indian

Savitri Devi Jindal is the first female on the list of the richest politicians in the world. She once served as a Minister in the Haryana government.

She is the chairwoman of Jindal Group, whose interests include steel, power, cement, and infrastructure, she is also the widow of founder Om Prakash Jindal.

Savitri Devi Jindal’s net worth is $6.2 Billion.

 

15) Meg Whitman

  • Nationality: American

Her full name is Margaret Cushing Whitman, she is an American business executive, political activist, and philanthropist. She is the CEO of Quibi and serves on the boards of Procter & Gamble and Dropbox.

Meg Whitman was the Republican gubernatorial candidate for the state of California, she currently serves as the CEO of the Hewlett-Packard Corporation.

She is the second female richest politician in the world.

Meg Whitman’s net worth is $5.2 Billion according to Forbes

 

16) Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

  • Nationality: Emirati

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair is an Emirati billionaire businessman, the chairman of Mashreq Bank which was founded by his father, a director of the Abdullah Al Ghurair Group of Companies, which is one of the largest business groups in the Middle East, with operations spanning about 20 countries and business roots stretching back half a century.

In 2020 Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair dropped to number sixteen on the richest politicians in the world

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair’s net worth is estimated to be $4.8 Billion.

 

17) Sultan bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Kabeer

  • Nationality: Saudi

Prince Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Kabeer is a member of the Suadi Royal family and also a business tycoon.

He is one of the founders of Almarai, which is the largest vertically integrated dairy foods company in the world.

Prince Sultan belongs to the Al Kabeer branch of the Saudi Royal Family, and The branch is the descendants of Prince Saud, who was an uncle of Ibn Saud, the founder of the present Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Sultan bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Kabeer’s net worth is US$3.8 Billion.

 

18) Tom Golisano

  • Nationality: American

Tom Golisano is an American businessman, philanthropist, and author, who is also the founder of Paychex, founded in 1971, which offers payroll and human resources services to businesses.

Tom Golisano is also a founding member of the Independence Party of New York and ran on its ticket for governor of New York in 1994, 1998 and 2002. Although he was never elected, he remains highly active, working for charitable organizations.

Tom Golisano’s net worth is $3.3 Billion.

 

19) Naguib Sawiris

  • Nationality: Egyptian

Naguib Sawiris is an Egyptian billionaire who is the eldest of the three brothers who are Nassef Sawiris and Samih Sawiris, and he is also the son of Onsi Sawiris who established the Orascom Group.

Naguib Sawiris was able to make it to the list of the richest politicians in the world in 2020.

Naguib Sawiris’s net worth is $3 Billion.

20) Sebastian Pinera

  • Nationality: Chilean

Sebastian Pinera is a Chilean billionaire businessman and also the current president of Chile since 2018, having previously served from 2010 to 2014.

Forbes had estimated his net worth to be $2.8 billion in 2019, making him one of the richest persons in Chile.

In 2020 Sebastian Pinera’s net worth is $2.8 Billion.

Here is the compiled list of the richest politicians in the world in 2020 please note this list is subject to change as their net worth changes