President is one of the most important ministers of any country. He is one of the significant decision-takers of the country who has a responsibility that no one else can understand and do. President is the face of any country, and it is majorly seen that the President is a person who does a lot of stuff to maintain peace in the country.
President is also the commander-in-chief of Armed forces in many countries, so it is his/her responsibility to maintain order and ensure that the war situation doesn’t arrive.
The President has the responsibility of carrying out the laws passed the minister; it is his responsibility to look over the specific demands of the country and fulfill them. He is the chief of state, and in any state of emergence, the President can appoint the center’s rule in any state. It’s his responsibility to ensure that the country remains out of the state of chaos.
Well, all said we know that President of the Country isn’t a minister who is paid a considerable sum of money. He is a servant of people, and we don’t expect him to be ultra-rich, but this is not true every time.
A President can also be ultra-rich, and many presidents today are billionaires, so today, we will look after the top 10 richest presidents in the world. This list isn’t a partial list and is based on the facts. So we hope that you like the list, and you might be amused after looking at the list. Here we go.
Here is the list of top 10 richest presidents in the world as of August 2020.
10. Sebastián Piñera – (Net worth: $2.4 Billion)
Sebastián Piñera is the current sitting President of Chile and has been in his office since 2018. He has also served the country from 2010 to 2014. He studied business engineering, and he is got his doctorate from Harvard University.
He was elected president in December 2017, and he started his four-year term in March 2018. He is also the founder of Credit Card Company Bancard, and he made his fortune through this company. He founded the company in 1976.
He has also divested many of his assets over the years, and after the 2010 election, he unloaded his 26% stake in Chilean airline LAN, and this counted for $1.5 billion. He also made $150 million by selling Chilevision TV Channel to Time Warner, and he has sold his share of one of the significant soccer team Blanco & Negro.
Talking of his personal life, he got married to Cecilia Morel in 1973, and he also has four children with her. His wife is the First Lady of Chile, and she is also the Sociocultural Area Director of the Presidency. She belongs to the party National Renewal.
9. Mohammed VI, King of Morocco – (Net worth: $2.5 Billion)
Mohammed VI is the current King of Morocco and also a member of the Alaouite dynasty. He ascended to his throne on July 23, 1999, after the death of his father, King Hassan II. According to the Business Magazine Forbes, he was the richest king of Africa in 2014. He inherited a 35% stake in Societe Nationale d’Investissement after the death of his father.
Societe Nationale d’Investissement is a holding company, and it has stakes in many publicly traded companies and the country’s largest bank Attijariwafa and mining company Management Group. SNI also has stakes in sugar producer Consumer and the dairy firm Centrale Danone. The estimated net worth of the king is due to all his assets in SNI.
He has one brother, who is the son of King Hassan from his first wife and three sisters. He got married on March 21, 2002, to Salma Bennani, and they have two children. His birthday is the public holiday in Morocco, and the festivities were canceled upon the death of his aunt in 2014.
8. Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar – (Net worth: $2.5 Billion)
The current ruler of Qatar is the current Emir of Qatar and belongs to the Al Thani dynasty. The Al Thani dynasty began its reign in 1850, and back then, Muhammad bin Thani ruled the country. The family’s tribe is one the largest tribe in the Arabian Peninsula called the Banu Tamim.
The current Emir of Qatar came into power in 1995, and after he deposed his father. He is one of the primary backers and investors of the Al Jazeera news network, and he invested $137 million in loans to the company in the first year of its operation. He is known as the huge football fan, and he has made bids to take over the clubs like Rangers FC and Manchester United. He belongs to the house of Thani.
He has three wives currently and is the father of over 24 children. His 24 children include 11 sons and 13 daughters.
7. Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein – (Net worth: $4 Billion)
Hans-Adam II is the current reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, and he is also the son of Franz Joseph II. He has reigned over the small country with the highest GDP since 1989. The company comprises of 62 square miles, and it is nestled between Austria and Switzerland.
The population of this small nation is about 38,000, and Hans’ family traces its history back more than 900 years. You would be amazed to know that his full name is Johannes Hans Adam Ferdinand Alois Josef Maria Marko d’ Aviano Pius von und zu Liechtenstein. He is the owner of the LGT banking group, and his family also owns an extensive collection of art pieces. He is known to be the wealthiest monarch in all of Europe.
He lives in the castle, which is perched on a Cliffside in the Alpine, and he is also one of the world’s 500 wealthiest people. He controls the family fortune, which traces back its origin to the Crusades, and his bank mainly caters to the ultra-rich people worldwide.
Talking of his personal life, he married his second cousin on 30th July 1967, and they both have four children and 15 grandchildren together. He has also written some books, and one of his notable works is The State in the Third Millennium, which was published later in 2009.
6. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – (Net worth: $4 Billion)
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the ruler of Emirates of Dubai, and he ascended to his throne in 2006 when his brother Sheikh Maktoum died. He is known for overseeing the transformation of Dubai into a marvelous place and top destination for tourism and business. He came to power in 2006, and since then, he had done a tremendous amount of work for Dubai.
He was born in 1949 in Shindagha near Dubai Creek, and he was the third of the four sibling sons of Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum ruled Dubai for over 32 years, starting from 1958. He did his secondary school in 1965, and after that, he moved to the UK to study English at Cambridge.
He then attended a 6-month training court at the British Army’s Mons Officer Cadet School in Hampshire. He later returned to Dubai in 1968, and he accompanied his father to many meetings, and those meetings led to the establishment of a federation of Emirates.
He currently owns 99.67% of stakes in Dubai Holding, and he is also the man behind the construction of landmarks like Palm Islands, Burj Al Khalifa, and Burj Al Arab. The total worth of his family is estimated to be around $44 billion.
5. Kim Jong-Un – (Net worth: $5 Billion)
Kim Jong-Un is one of the cruelest leaders the North-Korea has ever seen. He has been the supreme leader of the country since 2011 and also the chairman of the Worker’s Party of Korea since 2012. Jong-Un is the second child of Kim Jong-il, and he was the country’s second leader from 1994 to 2011.
Kim uses dictatorship to rule the country, and elections are not allowed in the country. The media is controlled by the regime, internet access is limited, too, and there is no freedom of religion in the country. He also operates an extensive network of the labor camps and prisons and executes a person if one stands against him. The North Koreans live under the “systematic, widespread, and gross human rights violations,” and they are terrorized by the army.
Kim even executed his uncle in 2013 for treason, and it is widely believed that he ordered the assassination of his half-brother. Kim Jong-Un and the President of North America, Donald Trump, met in Singapore for the first talk, and they together discussed the North Korean nuclear program.
Kim is a big fan of Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. It said that he has over 17 luxury palaces around the country. He owns European, luxury cars, a private jet, and also a 100-foot long yacht. He got married to Ri Sol-Ju when she was in her early 20s and two married in 2009. They both had a child in 2010, and it is reportedly a daughter.
4. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of United Arab Emirates – (Net worth: $15 Billion)
Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is the current Emir of Abu Dhabi and also the current President of UAE. He is also the supreme commander of Union Defence Force, and he is also the Supreme Commander of the Union Defence Force and the chairman of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
His Abu Dhabi investment Authority today manages $875 billion in assets, and it is the most significant amount which is led by a nation’s head of state in the world. It is today a known fact that together this family has a fortune over $150 billion.
He succeeded his father, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who died on 2 November 2004, and he became the President of the UAE the next day. He also suffered the stroke in a stable condition, and since then, he has assumed a lower profile in the state affairs. He is today known for his philanthropic work and making considerable donations to the orphanages, hospitals, and schools.
It is a known fact that he has at least six wives and at least thirty children from all different wives.
3. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – (Net worth: $18 Billion)
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the 3rd richest monarch in the world, and he became the King of Saudi Arabia after the death of his half-brother King Fahd in 2005.
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and the country has been undertaking many reforms, and he has allowed more and more rights to women. He is also known for his immediate response that he gave to international disasters like the Hurricane Katrina and 2008 earthquake in China.
2. Hassanal Bolkiah – (Net worth: $20 Billion)
Hassanal Bolkiah is the 29th Sultan of Brunei and also the Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei. He is also one of the last absolute monarchs of the country. He is also the Prime Minister of the country, and he is the eldest son of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III and Pengiran Anak Damit.
He succeeded the throne after the abdication of his father on October 5, 1967. His coronation was held in 1968. He has also been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. He is also the head of state with full executive authority, and it includes emergency powers since 1962.
He made himself infallible under the Bruneian law in 2006. He has been ranked as one of the wealthiest individuals in the world for a decade, and his total net worth is estimated to be around US $20 billion. He is the longest-reigning current monarch in the world after Queen Elizabeth II.
He owns one of the largest car collections in the world, and some companies manufacture new cars exclusively for him. He owns the only Rolls Royce, which is coated with 24-carat gold.
Talking of his personal life, he married his first cousin and his first wife, Princess Saleha, who was later crowned as Queen. He later married two other women, and he has five sons and seven daughters from them.
1. Vladimir Putin – (Net worth: $40 Billion)
Vladimir Putin is one of the world’s top leaders and is known for his progressive and ruthless ruling. He has served as the President of Country since 2012, and previously he held this position from 1999 to 2008. He was also the ruling Prime Minister of the country from 1999 to 2000 and then again from 2008 to 2012.
Putin is one of the most loved and famous presidents as, from his first tenure as President, the economy of country grew for eight years straight. The growth resulted from the 2000s commodities boom and also the recovery from the post-Communist depression.
He reportedly possesses a multi-billion dollar fortune due to his successive ownership of some stakes in many Russian Companies.
Talking of his personal life, he married Lyudmila Shkrebneva on 28 July 1983, and they lived in East Germany from 1985 to 1990. They together have two daughters. In 2013 he announced that his marriage was over, and the divorce was confirmed in 2014. His cousin, Igor Putin, was the director of Master Banka and was then accused of many money laundering cases.
So this was the list of some of the most influential and wealthy world leaders right now. They have collected enormous wealth for them, and they come in many most abundant person list. Many people on this list have done a lot good for their country, and some people on this list haven’t done much good. So we hope you take inspiration from the good one and we hope that you liked the list.