Have you ever wondered about how much money the top leaders of the world make? While they usually receive a considerable amount of salary and other significant benefits for providing services during their term period, most of them either inherit money from their family or have made other huge investments too. Let us look at the list of the Top 10 Richest Politicians in the world.
Note – All the figures mentioned below are approximate.
Top 10 Richest Politicians in the world 2020:
10. Mohammed Bin Salman
- Net worth – $10 Billion
Mohammed Bin Salman is the Crown Prince of the world’s largest oil exporter, Saudi Arabia. He is informally known as MBS.
He currently serves as the Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Saudi Arabia and was appointed Crown Prince on 21 June 2017, in accordance with his father’s decision to dethrone Muhammad bin Nayef.
9. Mohammed Al Amoudi
- Net worth – $12.6 Billion
Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-‘Amoudi is an Ethiopian-Saudi businessman. He was born and brought up in Ethiopia, before emigrating to Saudi Arabia.
He is the richest man as well as the largest individual investor in Ethiopia and also a major investor in Sweden. Al Amoudi owns multiple businesses in the fields of construction, energy, agriculture, mining, hotels, healthcare, manufacturing, and others.
8. Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
- Net worth – $14 Billion
On the eighth position, we have the Vice President and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He also became the Ruler of Dubai in 2006, after the death of his brother Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
He is a passionate equestrian and has been responsible for the creation and growth of a number of businesses and economic assets of Dubai.
7. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Nahyan
- Net worth – $18 Billion
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Sultan Al Nahyan also referred to as Sheikh Khalifa, is the current President of the United Arab Emirates as well as the Emir of Abu Dhabi.
In addition to this, he is chairman of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which manages the largest amount of assets managed by a nation’s head of state in the world. Collectively, the Al Nahyan family is believed to hold a fortune of $150 billion.
6. Hassanal Bolkiah Olikah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah
- Net worth – $20 Billion
On the sixth position, is the 29th and the current Sultan as well as the Prime Minister of Brunei. Hassanal Bolkiah established the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Foundation (YSHHB).
After Queen Elizabeth II, he is the world’s second longest-reigning current monarch. He became the Sultan of Brunei in 1967 and consequently celebrated 50 years of his rule as a monarch on the throne, in 2017.
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5. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud
- Net worth – $20 Billion
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud often referred to as Prince Al-Waleed, is a Saudi Arabian businessman and a member of the Saudi Royal family.
He is also renowned for his philanthropic activities.
Moreover, Al-Waleed is also the owner of a considerable amount of assets including his three palaces, the 65th largest private yacht in the world, and many more.
4. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Net worth – $30 Billion
Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, also known as Sheikh Mansour, is the deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.
Being a member of the royal family, he is the half brother of the current president of UAE, Sheikh Khalifa.
He owns stakes in a number of business ventures and also is the owner of many companies.
3. Maha Vajiralongkorn
- Net worth – $30 Billion
Being the only son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn was made crown prince by his father in 1972 when he was 20 years old.
After his father’s death in 2016, he became the King of Thailand. Aged 64 at that time, he became the oldest Thai ruler to ascend to the throne. Being the tenth monarch of the Chakri dynasty, he is often titled as Rama X.
2. Michael Bloomberg
- Net worth – $56 Billion
Michael Rubens Bloomberg is a former mayor of New York City. He is an American businessman, politician, philanthropist, and author.
His career began in 1981 at the securities brokerage Salomon Brothers before forming his own company Bloomberg L.P. He is a majority owner and also the co-founder of this company.
1. Vladimir Putin
- Net worth – $70 Billion
None other than the Russian President, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin stands at the first position in the list of Top 10 Richest Politicians in the world. He has also served as the Prime Minister of this world’s largest country.
He also worked as a foreign intelligence officer of the Soviet secret police, KGB, for 16 years. Apart from his political earnings, he has earned a healthy income from oil and gas which are Russia’s main exports.
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