Let’s find out who is the richest president in the world! Who are they?
These are the worldwide leaders, people with high power, and big money?
They administer human fates and have huge net worths. Every now and then, printed and online media create ratings of the richest businessmen, actors, singers, sportsmen, and politicians, including presidents. Ordinary people often wonder where the heads of countries can get such big money. What are the sources of their billions of net worth?
One of such methods can be when a person happens to be a successful businessman all his life. Then he saves up a decent capital. Afterwards, he or she can win an election and become a president. A striking example is the US President Donald Trump.
Then there is a situation where the future head of a country could be born into a very rich family and get a huge heritage and power (usually more nominal than real) by inheritance law. Here you can mention the royal families of Europe and the Middle East.
The third source of wealth is power. That is, if a person, having received a post of the president builds a net worth with the help of his or her influence and power. Here we shall not give examples. They say no man is a thief till he's caught.
As a rule, politicians do not like to advertise the thickness of their wallet, but certain information seeps into the press. When we compile our rating of the ten richest presidents and world leaders, we refer to such an authoritative source as Forbes.
Who is the richest president in the world? So, let's start with the tenth place. We intentionally did not include Queen Elizabeth II into our 'male' rating. Moreover, we all know that she 'reigns but does not rule'.
10. Albert II, Monaco - 2 billion dollars net worth
Albert II Grimaldi takes the second place among the richest royal families in Europe. He runs a lot of companies including Monaco’s various entertainment industries. Besides, Prince Albert II has a lot of expensive real estate in Monaco and France. Prince Albert II took part in some Winter Olympic Games. He is a member of the national bobsled team. Also, Grimaldi pays much attention to environmental problems. He is a great car enthusiast, most of his luxury automobiles are either hybrid or fully hydrogen based vehicle. Some years ago (2008, 2011) Forbes pointed the sum of his wealth as 1 and 1.4 billion dollars. Now Albert II Grimaldi has 2 billion dollars.
9. Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar - 2 billion dollars
Emir Sheikh Tamim is the youngest among the world’s richest leaders. A vast number of his wealth is an inheritance. Besides, Emir Sheikh Tamim made a significant investment in the Indian, Korea, Taiwan, and Belgium economy. Also, he gets LNG commissions. He took part in the development of Qatar oil and Natural gas resources. Emir Sheikh Tamim policy as a country leader is built on traditional nationalistic identity.
8. King Mohammed VI, Morocco - 2.1 billion dollars
King Mohammed VI of Morocco inherited 35% shares in Societe Nationale d'-Investissement (SNI) from his father. The company has shares in some trade companies. Among them, there is the largest bank in Morocco, a mining company, a sugar producing enterprise and dairy business. He also possesses a large area of land for agricultural purposes. King Mohammed also made investments into the culture development in Morocco. His aim is to lead the country more democratically. In 2008 Forbes' indicated his net worth to be 1.5 billion dollars. Now it has increased to 2.1 billion dollars thanks to the rise SNI's assets.
7. Donald Trump, the President of the United States - 3.5 billion dollars
Donald Trump is the first president- billionaire in the US history. He earned his wealth until he was elected as a President. The business is run by his sons Eric and Donald Jr. They promised to set apart the Trump Organization from the President Donald Trump. The business includes office towers, private golf clubs, and chic hotels. Donald Trump created his business imperia in Manhattan, New York City. He began to work with his father Fred, who organized low-cost accommodation in Brooklyn and Queens.
6. Emir Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai - 4 billion dollars
Emir Maktoum opened a vast number of businesses. Among them are Emirate Airlines, Dubai Ports World, and a large real estate company, Dubai World. Besides he is involved in races and breed horses of the highest class. He owns the Woodlands Stud breeding empire. At the same time, Emir Maktoum donated over one billion dollars to education, medicine, and peacekeeping.
5. Hans-Adam II Prince von und zu Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein - 4 billion dollars
Prince Hans-Adam II is the richest person of the royal family in Europe. He received his wealth thanks to the family’s shares in the LGT banking group. The royal family’s net worth is 7.6 billion dollars. Besides, a huge part of his wealth are investments and land ownership. As a real royal person, Prince Hans-Adam has an extensive collection of exquisite art displayed for the people in the Liechtenstein Museum. In 2011 Forbes pointed out his net worth to be about 5 billion dollars.
4. President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, United Arab Emirates - 15 billion dollars
President Khalifa Al Nahyan received a lot of his money as an inheritance. He got his power and position after his father’s death. The majority of his wealth is brought by oil. He controls 97.8 billion barrels of oil reserves. President Nahyan is also a head of the world's largest sovereign wealth fund with 800 billion dollars assets. The UAE and its president fight against Islamist extremists (ISIS).
The President spends a lot of money in living a luxurious life, like all emirs in the UAE. At the same time, he also donates hundreds of million dollars to charity. Khalifa Al Nahyan provided helped to centers for combating cancer and cardiovascular disease. In 2008 Forbes indicated his net worth as 23 billion dollars. But now he has only 15 billion dollars.
3. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei - 20 Billion dollars
Sultan of Brunei’s wealth sources is oil and gas deposits of the country. However, they can dry out in 10 years. The Sultan has a lot of battles for assets with his brother Prince Jefri. His passion for extreme luxury is impressive. He has more than 2500 cars (a Rolls Royce covered with gold included). Besides, Hassanal Bolkiah owns the largest private estate in the world. The Palace Istana Nurul Iman consists of over 1,800 rooms, 17 floors and has an area of almost 200,000 square meters.
2. King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, Thailand - 30 billion dollars
Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun became the king of Thailand in 2016 after the death of his father, King Adulyadej. As the only son, he received the title and inherited 30 billion dollars from the late King. The sources of his wealth are real estate, banking, and infrastructure companies. The King’s capital is tax-free. He owns the most luxury asset. It’s a 545 karat Jubilee Diamond. It costs 12 million dollars.
So, who is the richest president in the world?
1. President Vladimir Putin, Russia – 40 billion dollars
He is the leader of our rating. Putin’s sources of wealth are oil, energy, arms, and investment in land. He carefully conceals his wealth. But various media say it is about the sum of 40 billion dollars. At the same time, he owns twenty beautiful palaces, four luxury yachts, and fifty-eight aircraft. Moreover, Vladimir Putin has an expensive collection of watches. The wealth is acquired due to his unlimited power in Russia. The actual amount of his net worth is known by only Putin himself.
We presented to you ten richest presidents - world leaders. They own truly fabulous wealth. Whatever their sources of net worth, it is undeniable that they are all bright and charismatic people, who have a particularly high level of popularity in their countries.
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