10 Richest Politicians in the World 2018Posted By: John Wick | September 7, 2018
Politics and wealth go hand in hand. We find politicians amass an enormous amount of money and fortune. The politicians are not only influential but also the richest people in the world. The rich tycoons accumulate wealth either in inheritance or by use of trickery and corruption. Let’s have a look at the top ten richest politicians in the world. These politicians have amassed humongous wealth in their career and lived a life of considerable fortune.
Richest Politicians in the world
10. Nursultan Nazarbayev – President of Kazakhstan (Net Worth – $1 Billion)
Kazakhstan is one of the poorest countries in Europe, but it does not stop its leader to amass less wealth. Nursultan remained president of the country from the year 1989 onwards and have accumulated wealth that is unprecedented in the history of Kazakstan. His political career has also been seen with suspicion and eyebrows were raised when he forged the election to gain political mileage against his opponents.
His shabby career has impacted him, and now he struggles to gain the support of world leader. With his vast wealth, he features as the 10th among the Richest politicians in the world.
9. Albert II – Prince of Monaco (Net Worth – $2 Billion)
Prince Alber is one of the wealthiest members of the European royal family. Among his stakes and investments, the numerous property ventures with many different companies are included. Monaco’s casino is his best bet in the business that makes him a lot of money in the market. Along with his investment in the casino’s he has also tried his luck in the entertainment industry. Even more significantly, his real estate business is considered to be the most efficient company in the whole of Europe because of its success.
However, Alber II is not only a money man but also showed interest in various fields. His primary source of income is his consistent interest in the environmental issues that makes his personality versatile. The billionaire is also pretty obsessed with the cars and has an insane number of hybrid based luxury vehicles. With his vast wealth, he features as the 9th among the richest politicians in the world.
8. Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani – Qatar (Net Worth – $2 Billion)
Emir Sheikh Tamim is one of the youngest billionaires in the world. After he had completed his education at Sandhurst military academy, Tamim was given a higher ranked position in the Qatar armed forces and then with experience was elevated to the office of security and economic. Qatar being one of the booming economies has helped him to accumulate great wealth. Inheritance along with his investments has brought him great success.
The Sheikh has also taken a different route to the investment and seized an opportunity in the India market by investing heavily. As a person, Tamim has a nationalistic outlook towards the issues and mainly maintains a traditional role in his political career. With his vast wealth, he features as the 8th among the richest politicians in the world.
7. Mohamed VI – King of Morocco (Net Worth – $2.1 Billion)
Morocco’s King is the wealthiest person in Morocco too. His wealth exceeds all the figures mentioned above by I million dollars. Morocco, again, is a country that struggles to make its people happy and suffers under the economic strain, though the King is the richest person. King Mohamed has invested in a plethora of ventures but appears to have significant investments in Alcohol and banking.
King is preparing to invest in the advancement of Morocco culture around the world. There has been a deliberate effort on behalf of leader to preserve the native languages in the Morroco that were decaying without the interest of the government. The insane wealth of the King of Morocco makes him one of the wealthiest people around Morocco. With his vast wealth, he features as the 7th among the richest politicians in the world.
6. Emir Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – Dubai (Net Worth – $4 Billion)
Again an Arab, the Emir Makhtoum is the owner of the popular Emirate airline. Emirate airline though is not the only venture of the billionaire, as he also holds the Dubai Ports world (one of the largest port in the World and Dubai world (a real estate company) that makes him one of the richest politician in the world. Emir is also a keen lover of racing and breeding of the horses. He has many stables with horses of multiple breeds and class.
The billionaire tycoon recently brought Woodlands Stud breeding for hopping 500$ million that shows that Emir is ready to go to any cost to fulfill his obsession with horses. The positive thing about his character is that he has contributed heavily to the humanitarian cases. Some estimates show that he has given more than 1 billion dollars of his money to the field of public health. His relief operation is also quite robust as a unit. With his vast wealth, he features as the 6th among the richest politicians in the world.
5. Hans-Adam II – Prince of Liechtenstein (Net Worth – $4 Billion)
Prince Hans-Adam II is the richest person of the royal origin Europe. The family of the Prince holds money in the LGT bank that is estimated around 8 billion dollars investment. The prince has also not shied away from investments in different other ventures too and is considered to be stubborn with his pick and choose policy in his investment policy.
The Prince has a keen interest in the collection of art pieces, and therefore, has acquired some art pieces to suffice his soul. His art collection is not limited to his pleasure only, but ordinary people can also taste the masterpieces by visiting Liechtenstein Museum. With his vast wealth, he features as the 5th among the richest politicians in the world.
4. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan – President of United Arab Emirates (Net Worth – $15 Billion)
Prince Nation is the King of Abu Dhabi, who rose to the throne after the death of his father in 2004. He amassed wealth by participating in different business ventures and from inheritance from his father. Being the head of Abu Dhabi, he also controls the Abu Dhabi investment company that is worth around 700 billion dollars in the asset. Control over such insane wealth makes him a powerful head of the Abu Dhabi who can inflict tremendous changes to the society by the power of his control. The leader has commissioned the Burj Khalifa, the tallest ever building in the world.
The insane wealth has also made him follow a luxurious lifestyle. Even recently, the king has also financed the largest ever yacht to be built in the world. His 500 million dollars added to the humanitarian causes has also elevated him to the circle of the philanthropist leader in the world. With his vast wealth, he features as the 4th among the richest politicians in the world.
3. Hassanal Bolkiah – Sultan of Brunei (Net Worth – $20 Billion)
The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal is extremely wealthy but has a series of allegations regarding his conduct and ethics. He has a family that is in shambles, a fortune that is thought to been acquired by means illegal, and above all, a character that is devoid of anything morally acceptable. The Sultan of Brunei is also alleged of having harassed the Model Miss Marketic. She claims that the Sultan offered her a modeling job, but when she reached Brunei, she was forced to perform sexual acts without her consent in the palace of Sultan.
The Sultan is considered a spoiled brat who has a grand fleet of above 2500 hundred personally owned cars. Similarly, his other astounding acts have made him an inferior being in the eye of world leaders who see him with a lot of suspicion and disgust. With his vast wealth, he features as the 3rd among the richest politicians in the world.
2. Bhumibol Adulyadej – King of Thailand (Net Worth – $30 Billion)
The King of Thailand Adulyadej has served the country as a King for more than 70 years. It was only recently that he resigned from his position as a head of state. The King was born in Massachusetts and was given the willingness of family he got the education in Switzerland before returning to the country and ruling it for time immemorial.
The King is also a property tycoon who has invested more than 40 billion dollars single-handedly in the property ventures and infrastructure companies. Having reigned for nearly 70 years, King Adulyadej is the longest-serving head of state in the world. With his vast wealth, he features as the 2nd among the richest politicians in the world.
1. Vladimir Putin – President of Russia (Net Worth – $40 Billion)
Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, is also the richest politician in the world. With the net wealth of 40 billion dollars, the leader outperforms all the other politicians in the account of money and grabs the number one position. The president has mostly invested in oil and energy sectors with secondary investment in weapons and property. There are doubts he might have wealth even exceeding this figure and reaching around $70 billion.
The leader is insane after luxury watches and owns a number of luxury watches with 12 stated villas. This incredible display of wealth makes him the richest politician the today’s world. The former KGB agent has outshone his competitors, though that is no surprise to most of us. With his vast wealth, he features in the top place among the richest politicians in the world.