You’ve heard of the world’s wealthiest celebrities and entrepreneurs, but have you heard of the world’s wealthiest politicians? They are well-known not just for their political maneuverings but also for the millions of dollars they are worth.
Here, is a list of the richest politicians in the world who are the game-changers, the individuals who have aided in the transformation and restructuring of the globe. (The number one will impress you as well!)
List of Top 10 Richest Politicians in the World
10. Bidzina Ivanishvili
Net Worth: $4.9 Billion.
The number ten on our list is Bidzina Ivanishvili who was elected the Prime Minister of Georgia back in 2012. He is considered Georgia’s richest man who built his fortune in Russia’s mining and banking industries before cashing out and returning home in 2003. Even though his party won at the next election, his stepping down only after thirteen months took everyone by surprise.
9. Magdalena Martullo-Blocher
Net Worth: $5.3 Billion.
Magdalena Martullo-Blocher is a multi-talented woman who was voted by the Swiss parliament as a national councilor in 2015. Her riches stem from her investment in EMS-Chemie, a Swiss polymer, and chemical manufacturing behemoth. She also worked at Johnson & Johnson and Rivella, a Swiss beverage company, before joining the EMS-Chemie board in 2001.
8. Savitri Jindal
Net Worth: $6.5 Billion.
Savitri Jindal, the widow of founder Om Prakash Jindal, chairs the Jindal Group, which has holdings in steel, electricity, cement, and infrastructure.
Upon the sudden death of O.P. Jindal, his four sons were given control of the group’s businesses, which they currently operate separately in 2005. Her son Sajjan Jindal, who manages JSW Steel among other things, is in charge of the group’s most valuable assets.
7. Silvio Berlusconi
Net Worth: $7.2 Billion.
Silvio Berlusconi built media group Fininvest into a national force, importing American shows like ‘Baywatch’ to Italy who entered politics in the 1990s and was first elected prime minister of Italy in 1994. An Italian court lifted the ban in May 2018, and Berlusconi won a seat in the European Parliament the following year.
6. Suleiman Kerimov
Net Worth: $9.7 Billion.
Suleiman Kerimov is a professional economist, earned a name for himself in Russia by investing in troubled firms. He earned the most of his money through his 76 percent interest in Polyus, Russia’s largest gold miner. Before the 2008 financial crisis, he bought out and put his money into investment firms like Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.
5. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum
Net Worth: $14 Billion.
Sheikh Mohammed is the proprietor of 99.67 percent of Dubai and the man behind the Persian Gulf’s super-cool man-made palm islands. In January 2006, Sheikh Mohammed succeeded his brother as Ruler of Dubai, and the Council then confirmed him as the country’s Prime Minister in February.
He is an intelligent businessman who in addition to his political career has been responsible for the establishment and expansion of several economic assets in Dubai.
4. Sultan of Brunei
Net Worth: $30 Billion.
Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei has made his imprint on history, as well as made us all envious of his rich and unusual lifestyle, thanks to his honorary titles, net worth, and incredible power and control. He is both the Prime Minister and the Head of Government of Brunei. He also serves as both the Minister of Defense and the Minister of Finance.
3. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Net Worth: $30 Billion.
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan is a politician and businessman from the United Arab Emirates and deputy prime minister as well. He is also a member of Abu Dhabi’s royal dynasty and the minister of presidential affairs. Mansour sits on the board of the Supreme Petroleum Council and controls Virgin Galactic and Sky News Arabia.
2. Michael Bloomberg
Net Worth: $60 Billion.
The second one on the list is Michael Bloomberg, an American politician, and businessman who made his wealth as the CEO of Bloomberg L.P., a financial news and information services media firm. He was entitled to $2.7 million in compensation over three years as mayor, but he chose to receive only $1 each year instead. During his time, he also paid for his own travel and security, totaling more than $6 million in expenses.
1. Vladimir Putin
Net Worth: $70 Billion.
The one you have been waiting for, the richest politician among all, is none other than the Russian President himself – Vladimir Putin. This man needs no introduction as his aggregate ownership holdings based on their most current market capitalizations would give him a personal net worth of $70 billion.
He has a very contentious worldwide image as a result of his career, which includes spells as both President and Prime Minister of Russia. He has been President of Russia since 2012 and is now serving his second term.