We often think that celebrities are only the ones who get to enjoy a billion-dollar net worth but in reality, politicians are also quite blessed when it comes to their wealth. Some politicians get their huge fortunes from royalty or inheritance while others really work hard through managing different businesses or investments. Other politicians are rather humble as far as their lifestyle is concerned but some just love spending on lavish things. Here are some of the wealthiest politicians from across the world.
Vladimir Putin – Net Worth: $70 Billion
Vladimir Putin is known to be the current President of Russia. He already served as the country’s President back in 2000 to 2008 then he started his second term as President in 2012. He has an estimated net worth of $70 billion but some people believe that he is worth around $200 billion. While world leaders from other countries might often criticize how he handles matters concerning human rights (he routinely violates them) and foreign policies (he invades neighboring countries), the Russians, nonetheless, have always remained loyal and supportive of Putin.
Michael Bloomberg – Net Worth: $56 Billion
Michael Bloomberg is a former New York City Mayor but he was able to grow his net worth to $56 billion, thanks to his work as an entrepreneur. He is said to own around 88% of Bloomberg LP. His company specializes in financial software, media, and data. But Bloomberg started earning big bucks at a young age because he was named General Partner of the brokerage firm, Salomon Brothers. His $10-million severance package from Salomon Brothers is what he used to put up his own company.
Bhumibol Adulyadej – Net Worth: $30 Billion
The late Bhumibol Adulyadej was a former monarch and king of Thailand. He takes credit for being the monarch who had the longest reign in the country’s history. He was crowned in 1946 and his title was given up when he died in 2016. He was 88 years old. He must have been practicing good wealth management because he was able to grow his fortune to $30 billion. We’re sure his children were able to get a lot from their father’s last will and testament.