On the blog, we have shared different posts ranging from how to make money online to other business ideas you can start in other countries. We believe it is possible to become very wealthy purely through the act of buying and selling or rendering services or investments.
In today’s article, we want to look at the world of politics to list the richest politicians in the world and their sources of wealth so that our readers can learn from their lives one or two things about money. So, who are the richest politicians in the world today?
We know this question has either popped up in your mind or you have been asked before and could not answer. Here is the list below. The richest politicians in the world are Vladimir Putin, Micheal Bloomberg, Maha Vajiralongkorn, Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Mohammed bin Salman, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud, Hassanal Bolkiah, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Suleyman Abusaidovich Kerimov, and Silvio Berlusconi.
|2.||Micheal Bloomberg||Former Mayor||New York City|
|3.||Maha Vajiralongkorn||King||Thailand, China|
|4.||Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan||Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs||United Arab Emirates|
|5.||Mohammed bin Salman||Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Defense||Saudi Arabia|
|6.||Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud||Member of the Royal Family||Saudi Arabia|
|7.||Hassanal Bolkiah||Sultan||Brunei, South East Asia|
|8.||Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum||Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential affairs||United Arab Emirates|
|9.||Suleyman Abusaidovich Kerimov||King||Saudi Arabia|
|10.||Silvio Berlusconi||Former Prime Minister||Italy|
Top 10 Richest Politicians in the World
Below are the top richest politicians in the world.
1. Vladimir Putin
If you love looking for the richest politician in the world Vladimir Putin is the first on our list with a net worth of $70 million. He is the current president of Russia. He was elected in 2012. Before Vladimir Putin was the prime minister from 1999 – 2000 and in 2018 again before he won his campaign and became president.
Due to Putin’s intelligence, demeanor, and wealth, he is considered the most powerful politician in the world. Putin was born on 7 October 1952 which means he is currently 70 years old currently. He is also married with children (Albert Putin and Viktor Putin). This means his children are likely going to inherit his wealth.
2. Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg also known as Mike Bloomberg is the second on our list of the richest politicians in the world. Although he is well-known as a politician, he is also a businessman, philanthropist, and author. He has a company called Bloomberg L.P. where he is the majority owner, co-founder, and CEO.
He was the mayor of New York City from 2002 – 2013 and was a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President of the United States. According to Forbes, Michael Bloomberg is currently worth $76.8 billion. He made most of this money from businesses. Michael Rubens Bloomberg was born on February 14, 1942.
3. Maha Vajiralongkorn
Maha Vajiralongkorn is one of the kings on this list. He is the reigning king of Thailand with a net worth of $30 billion. Maha’s reign started on the 13th of October 2016 after the passing of his father. He ascended the throne at age 64 in 2015 which makes him the oldest ruler to ascend the throne and the number 10th monarch in the Chakri dynasty. He is currently the richest monarch in the world.
4. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan also known as Sheikh Mansour is the United Arab Emirates prime minister and minister of presidential matters. Asides from this, he is also the half-brother to Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Nahyan, the country’s present president.
He is a politician and businessman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a net worth of $30 billion. He was born in the United States in November 1970 which makes him 52 years old. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has many wives with children.
5. Mohammed Bin Salman
Mohammed Bin Salman colloquially known by his initials MBS or MbS is the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia. Mohammed also serves as the chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and chairman of the Council of Political and Security Affairs.
He is on our list as one of the richest politicians in the world with a net worth of $25 billion. Mohammed was born on 31 August 1985. This means he’s currently 37 years old. This also means he is the youngest politician to be on this list. Mohammed is married to Nora bint with children.
6. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud is another richest politician in the world with a net worth of $39.8 billion. He was listed in Time magazine’s Time 100, an annual list of the hundred most influential people in the world in 2008. He is 68 years old.
He is the founder and the majority shareholder of Kingdom Holding Company, a company that invests in different sectors like agriculture, banks, entertainment, real estate, technology (Twitter), etc. Prince Alwaleed is the grandson of Abdulaziz, the first king of Saudi Arabia. He is a shareholder in tech companies such as Twitter.
7. Hassanal Bolkiah
Hassanal Bolkiah’s full name is Hassanal Bolkiah ibni Omar Ali Saifuddien III. He is also on the list of the richest politicians in the world. He is the 29th and current Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei since 1967 and the Prime Minister of Brunei since independence from the United Kingdom in 1984.
He was born on 15 July 1946 which makes him 76 years old. Hassanal’s net worth is $20 billion. He was Brunei’s prime minister when the nation first gained its independence from the UK in 1984. Hassanal Bolkiah has many degrees from top universities like; the National University of Singapore, and the University of Oxford in England.
8. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Defense Minister and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. He also serves as the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai because he owns 99.67% of Dubai Holding. This has made him one of the wealthiest politicians with a $14 billion net worth.
He is well-known for being a real estate developer due to his excellent work. This career brought a corresponding increase in his wealth. He is in control of those awesome palm islands in the Persian Gulf. In 2006, Mohammed took over from his brother Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum as Vice President.
9. Suleyman Abusaidovich Kerimov
With an estimated net worth of $9.7 Billion, Suleyman Abusaidovich Kerimov is another richest politician on this list. He has been a Russian politician that has been in politics since 1990. He won the state oil trade position and became a member of the Russian State Duma in 1999.
He has handled other positions too. Suleyman is now a member of the Russia Federation Council.
10. Silvio Berlusconi
Silvio Berlusconi is an Italian media tycoon and politician who once served as Prime Minister of Italy in four governments from 1994 to 1995, 2001 to 2006, and 2008 to 2011 respectively. With a net worth of $7 billion according to Forbes, Silvio makes it on our list as one of the top richest politicians in the world. Silvio also owns an Italian football club – A.C asides from being a politician.
With the above information, we hope you are well informed on the richest politician in the world. One thing to take away from this article is that many of the politicians on this list were into businesses and investing before joining politics. This means that politics did not really make them rich but famous.
Who on this list really interests you? Let us know in the comments section so we can go further by writing about their biography and net worth.