A politician is a person who basically wields a lot of power over humongous populations of the world. Be it a small town politician or the president of the country, they have extreme power over the masses. With great power comes money.
Here is a list if you have ever wondered who the richest politicians in the world around us are.
1. Vladimir Putin
Well, this is not a name you would be shocked to hear on a list like this, would you? Vladimir Putin is the most powerful man in the whole world. His net value is about 18.5 billion dollars, thanks to all his earnings from the time he was in power. People in his country and around the world have immense respect for him.
2. Sonia Gandhi
Her story is no less than a movie plot. She is Italian by origin, but after marrying Rajiv Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India, she joined politics and is recognised as the face of the Congress Party. Her net worth is around a whopping 20 billion dollars as she actively continues her political career as the head of Indian National Congress.
3. Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz
The ‘king’ of Saudi Arabia has a net worth of 21 billion dollars that have mostly been earned from the many oil corporations in Saudi. He has been awarded the title of the king by the people because of the work that he has done for them in the education and health care sector. He is the prime minister of Saudi Arabia which means that he is both influential and powerful.
4. Savitri Jindal
She is the head and CEO of Jindal steel which makes her one of the richest Indians in the world. She is part of the Legislative Assembly, hence, is one of the richest politicians as well. Her net worth is around 14 billion dollars.
5. Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
He is the president of Abu Dhabi and we all know what that means, do we not? He enjoys complete control over all the oil resources in the country which means that he probably has more money than he can finish counting in one lifetime. The general idea is that his family owns over 150 billion dollars collectively. He is easily one of the richest people on the planet.
6. Hassanal Bolkiah
If you do not know already, he is the Sultan of Brunei and the owner of about ten thousand luxurious limited edition cars. We can only imagine the worth of these spectacular cars. He also exercises power over all the oil and gas in the country and also the military. He is not only rich as far as money goes, but in status and power as well.
7. Michael Bloomberg
Harvard graduate business magnate Michael Bloomberg, now a politician too, has a value of about 40 billion dollars. He plays a huge contribution in researches all over the world, investments in education and health care and so on. His revolutionary economic sources have also played a huge part.
8. Silvio Berlusconi
His is a fairy tale rags to riches story. He started off by selling vacuum cleaners but then found his own company and quickly rose to success, thanks to his intellect and sound business strategies. He entered politics recently and found his way onto this list with his net worth of 9 billion dollars.