The world’s leaders comes not only with power but with fame and fortune. Some of the heads of state or government are supposed to be the servants of the people, but with today’s ever-changing world, most leaders are not servants.
Aside from being powerful, world’s leader were also considered as some of the richest persons in the country of their origins. They maybe involved directly with their wealth or their family controls the wealth of their country.
There are only few leaders who are not considered as rich, most leaders have their own fortune. The only person who was considered as the poorest president in the world is President Jose Mujica, the President of Uruguay.
Meanwhile here’s the Richest World’s Richest Presidents or Head of State:
1. Vladimir Putin: President of Russia = $40 Billion
The Russian President has been the head of state since 2012, he also served in the same post from 2000 to 2008. Although his reported income is only $80,000. Vladimir Putin was a multi-billionaire because of his stakes in various Russian companies. One of his house is said to cost around a billion dollars.
2. Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand – $30 billion
The longest and currently serving head of state and proclaimed King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej was also considered as the longest serving monarch in the world. He has been the country’s King since 1946. He is considered to be the richest royal in the world.
3. Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei – $20 billion
Hassanal Bolkiah’s complete name is Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien. He became the Sultan of Brunei after the abdication of his father in 1967. Some of the title held by the King of Brunei was his largest collections of cars in the world, even ordering cars exclusively for him.
4. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia – $18 billion
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the third richest monarch in the world. The reigning King of Saudi Arabia since the death of his brother, King Saud. He was also named as the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
5. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of United Arab Emirates – $15 billion
The President of the United Arab Emirates and the Emir of Dubai took presidency of the emirates after the death of his father in 2004. Emir Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s family has an estimated wealth of $150 billion total including his personal net worth of $15 billion.
6. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Emir of Dubai – $4 billion
As the ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is also automatically the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates. He owns 99.67 percent of Dubai Holding.
7. Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechstenstein – $4 billion
Johannes Hans Adam Ferdinand Alois Josef Maria Marko d’ Aviano Pius von und zu Liechtenstein or Hans-Adam II was the crown prince of Liechstenstein. He owns the LGT banking group.
8. Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar – $2.5 billion
The family of Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani family comes from one of the largest tribes in the Arabian Peninsula called the Banu Tamim. The current Emir came to power in 1995 after deposing his father. He was one of the primary backers of the Al Jazeera news network, even providing a $137 million loan.
9. Mohammed VI, King of Morocco – $2.5 billion
Mohammed VI became the King of Morocco in 1999 after the death of his father. He holds significant amount of shares in Omnium Nord Africain, or the ONA Group, that owns diverse investments in retail, financial services, mining and other sectors.
10. Sebastian Pinera, President of Chile – $2.4 billion
Sebastian Pinera came to power in 2010 after being elected as the first billionaire to be sworn in as President of Chile. He owned Chilevision. He also owned 27 percent of LAN Airlines. He also held a 13 percent share in Colo Colo, one of the country’s most popular football clubs. He was also responsible for introducing credit cards to Chile in the 70s.