Mostly, our leader and politicians are coming from wealthy backgrounds. Here, we bring to you the list of world’s richest politicians 2019.
1. Vladimir Putin- Tops the Richest Politicians List
Net worth- $70 Billion
Born- 7 October 1952
Age- 67 years
Vladimir Putin is a Russian politician. He was born in the Soviet Union. Currently, he is serving his second term as the President of Russia. In between his presidential tenure, he has also held the office of The Prime Minister of Russia. A former intelligence officer, Putin has earned a very controversial reputation over the years.
With a net worth of $70 Billion dollars, he is on the top amongst the richest politicians in the world.
2. Michael Bloomberg
Net worth- $56 billion
Born- 14 February 1942
Michael Bloomberg is an American politician. He is also an entrepreneur. Bloomberg is famous for being the former mayor of New York City. He held the office for three terms. Also, he is the founder and CEO of Bloomberg LP. He is known to have joined The Giving Pledge, wherein billionaires swear to give away at least half of their wealth.
A net worth of $56 Billion dollars, making him the 2nd richest politician in the world. In addition to this, he is the 8th-richest person in the United States.
3. Maha Vajiralongkorn
Net worth- $30 Billion
Born-28 July 1952
Age- 66 years
Vajiralongkorn was the crown prince of Thailand. Being the only son, he has been the King since 2016. His coronation is supposed to be held from 4 to 6 May 2019. He graduated from the Royal Military College. He was trained with British, Australian as well as the United States armed services. As of today, he is the 3rd richest politician in the world.
4. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Net worth- $30 Billion
Born- November 20, 1970
Age- 48 years
Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan is an Emirati. A United Arab Emirates politician and businessman. He is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates. Also, he is the minister of presidential affairs and a member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, he is also the chairman of the ministerial council for services.
He is the 4th richest politician in the world.
5. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud
Net worth- $20 Billion
Born- 7 March 1955
Age- 64 years
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud is a business magnate. An investor and a philanthropist, Alsaud was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is a member of the royal family of Saudia A
Alsaud’s net worth is $20 Billion dollars. This makes him the 5th richest politician in the world.
6. Sultan of Brunei
Net worth- $20 Billion
Born- 15 July 1946
Age- 72 Years
Hassanai Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah is the crown prince as well as the Sultan of Brunei. Also, he is the first Prime Minister of Brunei. He has to his credit numerous honorary doctorates from universities. He went to the National University of Singapore, and the University of Oxford, England.
7. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Nahyan
Net worth- $18 Billion
Born- 7 September 1948
Age- 70 years
Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Nahyan is the current President of The United Arab Emirates. He is the Ruler of Abu Dhabi. When his father passed away, he succeeded to the position of Emir of Abu Dhabi. Also, he is the Supreme Commander of the Union Defence Force. Sheikh Khalifa is the chairman of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority as well.
Nahyan’s net worth is about $18 Billion. This makes him the 8th richest politician in the world.
8. Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum
Net worth- $14 Billion
Born- 15 July 1949
Age- 69 years
Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum is the current Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. He is the Ruler of Dubai. Owner of 99.67% of Dubai Holding, he is responsible for those man-made palm island in the Persian Gulf. In the year 2010, he launched the UAE vision 2021. In this he aims at making UAE ‘one of the best countries in the world’.
He secures the 9th position in the list of richest politician.
9. Mohammed Al Amoudi
Net worth- $12.6 Billion
Born- 21 July 1946
Al-Amoudi is an Ethiopian businessman. He earned his net worth through construction, real estate, oil refineries in Sweden and Morocco, and several other businesses. His construction company is called Mohammed International Development Research and Organization Companies, or simply MIDROC.
10. Mohammed bin Salman
Net worth- $10 Billion
Born- 31 August 1985
Age- 33 years
He is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. He was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Currently, he holds the office of country’s deputy prime minister. Also, he is the chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs. Furthermore, he is the chairman of the Council of Political and Security Affairs and minister of defense. He was the world’s youngest officeholder at the time of his appointment. His net worth is 10 billion dollars.
11. Silvio Berlusconi – 11th on the Richest Politicians list
Net worth- $8.5 Billion
Born- 29 September 1936
Age- 82 years
Silvio Berlusconi was the 50th Prime minister of Italy. He is one of Italy’s strongest-serving ministers. He is known for being the frequent criminal defendant and convicted tax evader. Berlusconi is the owner of the Italian football club A.C. He ranks 11th in the list of top 11 richest politicians.
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