Top 10 richest politicians in the world
If you thought Donald Trump was the only billionaire politician, you are wrong. Even before Trump’s 2016 win for President of the United States made him the first billionaire politician in American history, a number of wealthy politicians were already in the same position as him.
Let’s take a look at some of the richest politicians in the world
Russia, $200 Billion
Standing at the top of the list, Vladimir is the president of Russia and is a distinguished figure in politics. Elected in 2012, he’s had a long career serving his country, with a controversial reputation, of course. With wealth and intelligence, Putin has the means to get anything he wants.
the USA, $49.8 Billion
Known for his work on equal rights, Bloomberg was the Mayor of New York City and is currently CEO of Bloomberg L.P, a financial, data, and media company. With a long life filled with intelligence and experience, Michael ranks second in the world’s richest politicians.
Russia, $8.6 Billion
Mikhail ran for elections for the President of Russia, losing to his rival Vladimir Putin. He is known for his business and political influence throughout the world.
Savitri Devi Jindal-
India, $7.1 Billion
Savitri Jindal is the widow of Jindal Steel and Power Limited chairperson. She has also served as a minister of Haryana.
Czech Republic, $4.04 billion
Andrei was a businessman prior to becoming the Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech, a finance minister, and now the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic. He has a lengthy business career and rose to become the second richest man in the Czech. He gains the majority of his wealth from being the CEO and owner of Agrofert Group which he owns and is CEO of. Agrofert Group publishes the largest number of newspapers in Czech.
USA, $3.4 Billion
Trump might be the first President of the United States to be a billionaire but he surely isn’t the richest politician in the US. J.b. Pritzker was elected in November 2018 as the Governor of Illinois, after conducting one of the most expensive electoral races in American history.
Egyptian, $3 Billion
This Egyptian billionaire has an active role in promoting free markets and also founded the Free Egyptians Party. This influential politician with a not so well received humor is worth $3 billion.
Chile, $2.8 Billion
The son of a Christian democrat, Sebastian is the richest person in Chile. He is the first conservative president to be democratically elected since 1958.
India, $2 Billion
The chief of the Congress Party in India, Sonia Gandhi is indeed a wealthy woman who possesses a huge amount of authority in politics. With some tough times in her past and after the death of her husband and Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia was pushed and motivated by fellow party members to step into politics.
Britain, $1.8 Billion
Michael is a well-known politician in Britain. He’s built a security company and expanded it so vastly that it has become one of the largest corporations in the security sector. Michael was paid a whopping $6.7 billion by Tyco International to buy the security company.