If you have ever wondered about the top 10 richest world’s richest presidents we have compiled a list of top ten lists based on data from Wikipedia, Bloomberg and Huffington Post. While some might argue that it is better for a president not to have his own money so that he can concentrate on his country’s business, many people think that a rich president could be in a conflict of interest.
Although President Obama is a billionaire, these numbers will amaze you. There are many world leaders who are billionaires, including presidents, sultans and queens. But here are the top 10 most powerful leaders right now.
10. Sebastian Pinera, President Chile – $2.4 Billion
Sebastian Pinera, Chile’s president, is not only a great leader, but he also has a fortune of 2.4 billion dollars.
His ownership of Chilevision TV channel helped him win the election in 2010. Or maybe it was his role at Colo-Colo football club that brought him to everyone’s attention. We know for certain that he is a visionary as he is responsible for credit card use in Chile. Additionally, we know that he has had 27% ownership of LAN Airlines since 1994.
9. Mohammed VI, King Of Morocco – $2.5 Billion
Mohammed VI is the perfect example of the expression “rich as a King”. The king of Morocco, who accumulated 2.5 billion dollars, was heir to his position as leader after his father’s death in 1999.
His people aren’t as happy as his bank manager because there have been many problems in his country such as corruption and riots, as well as broken promises. Even though he may not be the next king, he will be one of Africa’s richest men, as he is a major shareholder in the ONA Group. This group activates in various areas such as retail or mining.
8. Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Emir of Qatar – $2.5 billion
If Qatar’s president was not an example, how could you claim that Qatar is one the most wealthy countries in the world? The Qatari emir Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani has a fortune worth 2.5 billion dollars. He was born in 1995 to a father and mother. His family’s history of leadership is far from over.
When his father died, he was a supporter of Al Jazeera’s news network. Now he wants to invest in a major soccer club. He tried to buy Rangers FC or Manchester United.
7. Hans-Adam II Prince of Liechstenstein, $4 billion
Name of the prince Liechenstein is nearly as long as his income: Johannes Hans Ferdinand Alois Josef Maria Marko d’ Aviano pius von und zu Liechtenstein. He is the owner of the LGT bank group, having come from a family that collects artwork pieces.
Some of his state power he had transferred to his son Alois in 2004. His entire fortune is valued at 7.6 billion dollars. He is considered to be one of Europe’s richest monarchal families.
6. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Emir of Dubai – $4 billion
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was born in January 2006 and became the emir and Prime Minister and Vice President respectively of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. He was raised in a family with 4 children and inherited these positions from his brother Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
His family is worth around 44 billion dollars. Not only are his wives from royal families but 4 of his daughters have married other sheikhs. He is Dubai Holding’s major shareholder and owns some of the country’s most valuable properties.
5. Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, President United Arab Emirates – $15 Billion
The Vice President of the United Arab Emirates can be as rich as the President of this country. Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan is a remarkable person with a fortune of 15 billion dollars.
When his father died, he took over the UAE and became the emir. He was acting as a president since 1994. His entire fortune, which includes Athebu Dhabi Investment Authority and his entire extended family, is approximately 150 billion dollars.
4. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia – $18 billion
The 3rd spot on our list of the wealthiest monarchs in the world is occupied by the King of Saudi Arabia. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who amassed a fortune of 18 million dollars, is well-known for his charitable works and his openness to reforms and permissive attitude regarding women’s rights.
Saudi Arabia has 18% of the world’s oil reserves. The king of Saudi Arabia has a lot to say about this. Forbes stated that Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was worth 21 billion dollars and his family.
3. Hassanal Bolkiah Sultan of Brunei – $20 billion
Brunei is small, but its Sultan is rich. Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Wadaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien has a fortune worth 20 billion dollars. There are many controversies surrounding him.
It’s no surprise that he has one of the most valuable, rarest, and expensive car collections in the world. He has already divorced twice and stripped his ex-wives from all their royal titles. His family comprises 7 daughters, 5 boys and 10 grandchildren.
2. Bhumibol Adulyadej King of Thailand – $30 Billion
Thailand is not only one of the most beautiful places to visit for holidays but also boasts one of the wealthiest presidents in the entire world. The estimated fortune of Bhumibol Adulyadej the King of Thailand is 30 billion dollars. This country has been ruled by him since 1946. He is also the longest-serving head of state in the world and the most powerful royal.
He owns a bureau that manages his fortune, as well as many other companies such as Siam Cement, Thailand’s largest industrial conglomerate. He also has nearly 3,493 acres of Bangkok land.
1. Vladimir Putin, President Russia – $40 Billion
Vladimir Putin, the current Russian president, is the richest in the world, with an estimated fortune of more than $40 billion dollars.
He declared a small fortune of 150.000 dollars in 2007, the year of the 2007 legislative election. He also owned 11 luxury yachts at the time. Some people have speculated that he is worth around $40 billion, but this was not confirmed.
Here is a quick recap of the Top 10 Richest Presidents in the World
- Vladimir Putin, President of Russia – $40 billion
- Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand – $30 billion
- Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei – $20 billion
- Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia – $18 billion
- Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of United Arab Emirates – $15 billion
- Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Emir of Dubai – $4 billion
- Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechstenstein – $4 billion
- Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar – $2.5 billion
- Mohammed VI, King of Morocco – $2.5 billion
- Sebastian Pinera, President of Chile – $2.4 billion