Besides the taxes, there’s one other thing that’s always on the rise – the salary. Find out in this Top 50 Richest Politicians list exactly how much each politician is worth. They may disagree on most policies, but there’s one thing they do agree on – money!
30. Bill Haslam – $2.5 Billion
Haslam, Governor of Tennessee, is an heir to the Flying K truck stop chain. Prior to politics, he worked in business for Pilot Corporation, which his father founded. He was also a consultant at Saks Fifth Avenue and co-owns the Tennessee Smokies.
29. Sebastian Pinera – $2.4 Billion
Sebastian Pinera is the former President of Chile and has net worth of $2.4 billion dollars. The 35th President of Chile, Sebastian Pinera is also an investor, businessman, and investor, and the leader of the Coalition for Change. He is also the sole owner of Chilevision, a Chilean broadcasting company. Miguel Juan Sebastian Pinera Echenique was born in Santiago, Chile in December 1949. As a child Pinera lived in Belgium and New York City.
28. Meles Zenawi – $3 Billion
Meles Zenawi was Ethiopia’s former Prime Minister who has a net worth of $3 billion. Before becoming a prime minister of his native country, Zenawi was the president Ethiopia in the nineties (from 1991-1995). He was also the chairman of Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the head of Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) during the eighties. Taking the position of Prime Minister of Ethiopia from 1995 (until his death in August 2012), Zenawi was hailed as one Africa’s strongmen, introducing a multi- party political system, private press in the country and reducing child mortality rates.
27. Prince of Liechtenstein – $3.5 Billion
Hans-Adam II is the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein and has a net worth of $3.5 billion. The Prince of Liechtenstein (Johannes Adam Ferdinand Alois Josef Maria Marko d’Aviano Pius von und zu Liechtenstein) has reigned for 21 years. The Prince of Liechtenstein is fluent in German, French, English, and Italian, and has almost completely unchecked power over his country. Johannes Adam Ferdinand Alois Josef Maria Marko d’Aviano Pius was born in Zurich, Switzerland in February 1945. His parents are Franz Joseph II and Countess Georgina von Wilczek. The Prince also holds the titles Duke of Troppau, Jagerndorf, and Count Rietberg.
26. Donald Trump – $3.7 Billion
Though Trump won’t officially be our president until his inauguration, his 2016 presidential victory earns him a spot on our list. Trump’s staggering wealth can be attributed to being born into riches, his real estate investments, and from his brand value.
25. Ross Perot – $3.7 Billion
Ross Perot is an American businessman who has a net worth of $3.7 billion. Born Henry Ross Perot on June 27, 1930, in Texarkana, Texas, he is best known for being an Independent Party Presidential Candidate in 1992 and 1996. Getting some of his charm and business acumen of his father (who ran a cotton wholesaling company and had other ventures), Perot started his career at IBM in 1957. He put his strong sales skills to work for IBM until 1962, when he decided to branch out on his own forming Electronic Data Systems. This information technology equipment and services company soon grew into a thriving business. It was in 1968 that he took EDS public and became a millionaire. Over the years, as the values of his shares grew, Perot turned a billionaire.
24. Kim Jong-il – $4 Billion
Kim Jong-il was the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) who had a net worth of $4 billion dollars. Kim Jong-il was born February 16, 1941 in Vyatskoye, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia. He succeeded his father and founder of the DPRK, Kim Il-sung, following the elder Kim’s death in 1994. Kim Jong-il was the General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), Chairman of the National Defense Commission of North Korea and the Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army—the fourth-largest standing army in the world. In April 2009, North Korea’s constitution was amended to refer to him as the “supreme leader”. The North Korean government announced his death on December 19, 2011, whereupon his third son, Kim Jong-un, was promoted to a senior position in the ruling Workers’ Party and succeeded him.
23. Prince Azim – $5 Billion
Prince Azim is the third in line to succeed the throne of Brunei who has a net worth of $5 billion. His Royal Highness Prince Haji Abdul Azim, affectionately known as Prince Azim, is the second born prince and the eldest child of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah. Being one of the twelve siblings of the Brunei Royal family, he had the privilege to study in the best schools out there, including Leighton Park School in Berkshire and the Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, both in England. However, in order to infix greater discipline in him, the Sultan enrolled Azim on the nine-month officer training course of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, England. The Prince quit the course after one week, becoming the only member of the world’s royal families to have such a short stint at Sandhurst. Maybe he was not cut out for attending a military academy, but he had no troubles becoming a well-known member of the Brunei royal family and a paparazzi favorite. Prince Azim is known for throwing star-studded parties, such as the 2009 “Party of the Year,” where among others attended: Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Sophia Loren, Faye Dunaway etc.
22. Kim Jong-un – $5 Billion
Kim Jong-un is the supreme leader of North Korea who has a net worth of $5 billion. Kim Jong-un became Supreme Leader after the death of his father Kim Jong-il in 2011. Kim Jong-un was born on January 8, in either 1983 or 1984, the precise year is not known. His grandfather Kim Il-sung ruled North Korea from 1948-1994. Kim Jong-un spent his early years attending schools in Bern Switzerland. He attended the schools anonymously and is remembered for being shy and a huge fan of basketball, especially the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan. Between 2002 and 2007, Kim Jong-un attended the officer training school at Kim Il-sung university in Pyongyang. Jong-un was not originally the first choice for succession in North Korea. His older half brother Kim Jong-nam was supposedly the initial choice for Supreme Leader but was shunned after getting caught trying to enter Japan with a phony passport so he could visit Disneyland Tokyo.
21. Imelda Marcos – $5 Billion
Imelda Marcos is a Filipino politician and ambassador who had a peak net worth of $5 billion dollars. Imelda Marcos was born Imelda Remedios Visitacion Trinidad Romualdez in Manila, Philippines in July 1929. She is the widow of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and makes up half of their conjugal dictatorship. She is well known for her collection of over a thousand pairs of shoes. She started off as a singer and model before meeting her husband. She held positions in the government that let her travel around the world accumulating real estate and artwork. She served as Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary, Minister of Human Settlements, Governor of Metropolitan Manila, Mambabatas Pambansa from Region IV-A, and was a Member of the Philippine House of Representatives.
20. Prince Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Kabeer – $6 Billion
Prince Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Kabeer is the member of the Saudi Royal family who has a net worth of $6 billion. Apart from being the 12th son of King Abdulaziz and Saudi Arabia’s Crowned Prince, from 2005 to 2011, Al Kabeer is also known for the establishment of dairy company Almarai in 1977. He owns almost 29% of the company that went public in 2005. In order to feed his herd of Holstein cows, his main source of milk, Al Kabeer bought an Argentine farm operator that produces barley, maize and wheat in 2011. He also raises around 100 studs at a farm near Riydah, according to the Breeder’s Cup horse racing organization.
19. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair – $7.5 Billion
Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair is a businessman who has a net worth of $7.5 billion which makes him one of the richest people in the United Arab Emirates. Born in the United Arab Emirates, Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair attended California State Polytechnic University. He is the current CEO of Mashreq Bank. In the 1960s, during the first wave of economic growth in the UAE, fueled by the vast oil reserves discovered under its sand, Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair’s father founded the bank. Since then, the company has expanded into a successful conglomerate, with real estate, publishing, construction, food, and petrochemical holdings.
18. Serge Dassault – Net Worth – $8 billion dollars
Serge Dassault is a French nationality holder. He is included among the Wealthiest Politicians of 2016.
He is not only the chairperson of Dassault groupe but also the senator.
Le Fijaro is the famous newspaper which is owned by Serge.
He is respected in his country due to his contribution in welfare activities such as pediatric cancer or handicap young people.
Serge Dassault is well- liked because of his social work and has gained the dominant position due to his affluent background.
17. Silvio Berlusconi – $8.5 Billion
Silvio Berlusconi is a former Prime Minister of Italy, entrepreneur and media tycoon who has a net worth of $8.5 billion dollars. Born on September 29 1936, in Milan, Italy, he is one of Italy’s longest serving post-war prime ministers and he is widely known for being frequent criminal defendant and convicted tax evader. Furthermore, he is the owner of the Italian football club A.C. Milan and remains Italy’s “oldest playboy” who continues to capture headlines at 76 years of age.
16. Zong Qinghou – $10.8 billion dollars
As the name shows, Zong Qinghou is from China.
He is one of the members of National Council. Moreover, Zong is CEO of a well known group.
Earned his money through his flourished and prosperous business.
Though he is the richest person in China but he just spends 20 dollars a day for his expenses and his interest is to develop the natural resources for the benefit of the country.
Zong Qinghou has 10.8 billion Dollars which has given him the position among the world’s richest politicians.
15. Mohammed Al-Amoudi – $12.6 Billion
Mohammed Al Amoudi is an Ethiopian born businessman who is one of the richest black people in the world with a net worth of $12.6 billion. Mohammed Al Amoudi earned his net worth through his construction, real estate, oil refineries and other business ventures. He was born in Dessie, Ethiopia and has been making business deals since 1974 and is still active. Mohammed Al-Amoudi made his first fortune in Saudi Arabian construction and real estate. He parlayed this money into an empire that includes mining and oil interests in Ethiopia, Sweden and Morocco. All told, his conglomerate brings in billions in revenue each year. Mohammed Al-Amoudi Net Worth controls 70% of Ethiopia’s oil and produces 4 tons of gold each year.
14. Savitri Jindal – Net Worth – $13.2 billion dollars
Savitri Jindal belongs to India and is considered as one of the prosperous lady in India.
She has more than 13.2 billion dollar assets.
Savitri is the member of Haryana legislative assembly. Moreover she is giving her services for the welfare of family.
It is interesting that she is included among the richest mothers because she has 9 children.
But she is one of the richest politicians in the world in 2014. Let’s give her that.
13. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum – $14 Billion
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum is the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, the Ruler of Dubai. He has a net worth of $14 billion. Sheikh Mohammed is the owner of 99.67% of Dubai Holding and the guy responsible for those really cool man-made palm islands in the Persian Gulf. Sheik Mo likes to go all-out in his personal life. He has fathered 19 children with his two wives. The Sheik’s 1981 wedding to his first wife holds the Guinness world record for the most expensive wedding; $100 million (in today’s dollars) was spent on a month long celebration in Dubai that culminated in a wedding for 20,000 guests in a specially built stadium. Thanks to the launch of Roman Abramovich’s 555 foot Eclipse in June 2009, the Sheik now owns the world’s SECOND largest yacht, the 531 foot $350 million yacht called Dubai, which has 8 decks and luxury accommodations for 115 guests and 80 crew members. Sheik Mohammed built the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
12. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahayan – $18 Billion
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahayan is the President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi who has a net worth of $18 billion dollars. Born January 25, 1948 in Al Ain town, State of Abu-Dhabi, Trucial States, and upon his father’s death, he succeeded to the position of Emir of Abu Dhabi, thereby becoming the President of the UAE the next day, November 3, 2004. As the former Crown Prince, he had effectively been acting as president earlier (since the late ’90s) as his father was in ill health. Khalifa is also chairman of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).
11. Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan – Net Worth: $19 billion
Let’s see who this dude with funny name is!
Khalifa Bin Zayad Al Nahyan is the well known president of Abu Dhabi.
He is the ruler of world most influential wealth fund which is known as “Abu Dhabi Investment Fund”.
It is remarkable that 97.8 million dollars reserves of oil are being controlled by Zayad Al Nahyan.
He is the fifth most prosperous personality in the world who has 19 billion dollars in his account.
10. Sonia Gandhi – Net Worth – $19.2 billion dollars
Sonia Gandhi has the nationality of 2 states.
By birth, she has Italian nationality but she married with Rajeev Gandhi and came to India.
After the death of Rajeev Gandhi, she joined the politics. Now, she is the leader of the national congress.
She has served the country as member of her party and president of the country.
Sonia has played a great role in modifying the condition of her country as well as party. She is given the title of king maker.
9. Sultan of Brunei – $20 Billion
The Sultan of Brunei, also known as Hassanai Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, has a net worth of $20 billion. Born on July 15, 1946, in Brunei Town, the Sultan was already the crown prince by 1961, and became sultan in October of 1967. Incidentally, he also has many honorary doctorates from universities, including the National University of Singapore, and the University of Oxford, England, UK. As Sultan, he has complete and total authority. As if that wasn’t satisfying enough, he is the Prime Minister of Brunei as well.
8. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud – $20 Billion
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud is a Saudi business magnate, investor and philanthropist who has a net worth of $20 billion. Prince Alwaleed “Al” Bin Talal Alsaud was born March 7, 1955 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is a member of the Saudi royal family and was listed as one of Time magazine’s Time 100, an annual list of the hundred most influential people in the world in 2008.
7. Hassanal Bolkiah – $20 billion dollars
Hassanal Bolkiah was born in Brunei, Banderseri Begawan. Since 1967, he has been the sultan of Brunei and he has his own resources of gas and oil.
The sultan has a lavish lifestyle and “Istana Nurul Iman” is known as his executive residence. This elegant and awesome palace is included among the extraordinary and biggest palaces of the world.
He is not only famous for his wealth, but also for the incredible collection of expensive cars. It is stated that there are more than 8000 cars for Sultan and he has paid above 789 million American dollars for these cars.
Purchasing of luxurious expensive cars is a kind of hobby. His living style, his hobbies and his activities show how wealthy he is. It is his foremost preference that the common people of Brunei have a prosperous lifestyle with all the facilities.
He is the third wealthiest politician of 2016, who has 20 billion dollar resources.
6. King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz – $21 billion dollars
It is true that wealth belongs to the Arabian Sheikhs. They have oil resources which can beat the dominant personalities of the world.
Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz is the second Wealthiest Politicians in the world. He is the king of Saudi Arabia.
On 1st August 1924, the king was born in the capital of Saudi Arabia. The Royal Court is the primary educational center for the Kings’ family. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has also received his early education from the royal court. In 2005, he was given the title of Saudi Arabian King.
Side by side the ruler of Saudi Arabia, the king is controlling the minister councils and acting as prime minister. The National Guard receives the commands from Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz because he is their commander.
Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz has worked for his country. It is his motive to give quality education to the people. In his era, 2 well known universities are being inaugurated.
5. Maha Vajiralongkorn – $30 Billion
Maha Vajiralongkorn net worth: Maha Vajiralongkorn is the crown prince of Thailand and has a net worth of $30 billion. Maha Vajiralongkorn was born in Bangkok, Thailand in July 1952. He was made crown prince by his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej and is the only son of the King and Queen Sirkit. Maha Vajiralongkorn graduated from the Royal Military College and trained with Australian, British, and United States armed services and became a qualified military pilot as well as helicopter pilot. He served in military operations during the 1970s against the Communist Party of Thailand. Maha Vajiralongkorn will succeed the throne after his father passed away on October 13, 2016.
4. Bhumidol Adulyadej – $30 Billion
King of Thailand Net Worth: The King of Thailand, also known as Bhumidol Adulyadej, was the monarch of Thailand who had a net worth of $30 billion at the time of his death on October 13, 2016. During his life, the King of Thailand was the longest reigning monarch in Thailand’s history and the longest serving current monarch/head of state in the world. He reigned 70 consecutive years.
3. Michael Bloomberg – $42.7 Billion
This business magnate is the sixth wealthiest person in the country! Bloomberg, who served three consecutive terms as Mayor of New York City, is the founder, owner, and CEO of Bloomberg L.P., a global financial services, mass media, and software company.
2. David Koch – $43.9 Billion
In 1980, Koch ran as the vice presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party. He’s earned his whopping amount of riches from Koch Industries, his family business that remains the second-largest privately held company in the nation – he’s now an executive vice president.
1. Vladimir Putin – Official Net Worth – $70 Billion
Vladimir Putin is the famous Russian politician. It is marvelous that he has served the Russian government for 3 times.
He became Russian president in 2012 and still giving his up to the mark services.
He is famous for his extraordinary lifestyle. The more interesting thing is related to his possessions because he has 58 aircrafts 4 yachts 20 lavish homes and 75 marvelous toilets.
His chattels can amaze anyone.
The Time Magazine gave him the award in 2007 and called him person of the year. Now he is the sixth richest politician in the world.