Top 10 Richest Politicians In The World
2 Bhumidol Adulyadej
Position: King of Thailand
Net Worth: $30 billion
Being on the throne for almost 68 years will give you plenty of time to accumulate wealth, and to be fair, he has a long family history of wealth behind him. With wealth managed by the Crown Property Bureau (CPB) of Thailand, he has numerous advisers at his disposal. His assets under the CPB include majority shares in almost all of the major Thai corporations, almost 3,500 acres of land in Bangkok, and over 36,000 properties that are rented out.
In addition to these assets, of which only he and those he chooses to share the information with are privy to the true yearly revenue, he has independent holdings that include personal shares in the companies the CPB has shares in. He is also the owner of one of the largest diamonds in the world, the Golden Jubilee Diamond worth an estimated $6 million.
1 Vladimir Putin
Position: President of Russia
Net Worth: $70 billion
Considered the richest politician in the world, Putin's true net worth has long been a question, posed by internal opposition as well as the international community. The notoriously closed-lipped ex-KGB officer, who has effectively lead Russia since 1999, is not one to tell, only denying accusations of wealth and never revealing any true values.
What cannot be argued is the fact that his government wages are only the equivalent of $200,000 per year, yet he has a collection of watches worth over $1 million, an estimated 58 airplanes, 20 homes, and 4 yachts. It has also been said that he has stakes in oil and natural gas companies, but he will neither confirm nor deny this fact. This estimation of net worth, unlike the rest of the politicians on this list, is entirely an estimation, and it is unlikely that Putin's net worth could ever be calculated exactly.