The Top 10 Richest Presidents In The World 2020

This list of richest Presidents in the world doesn't just feature the presidents and prime ministers of the world's wealthiest countries, but also includes heads of the world's poorest nations. From Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon to Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Top 10 Richest Presidents In The World 2020

The Top 10 Richest Presidents In The World 2020

1. Russia's Vladimir Putin ($200 billion)

Russia's Vladimir Putin

Born: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, 7 October 1952

By far, the richest president in the world is Russia's Vladimir Putin. The notoriously secretive Russian leader's exact net worth has been the point of speculation ever since he came onto the world stage. But estimates put his net worth at somewhere around the $200 billion mark.

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 1999 until 2008. He was also Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

2. Mahathir Mohamad (Malaysia) – $45 billion

Mahathir Mohamad

Born: 10 July 1925, Alor Setar, Malaysia

Mahathir bin Mohamad is a Malaysian politician who served as the prime minister of Malaysia from 1981 to 2003 and 2018 to 2020. He is a member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Langkawi constituency in the state of Kedah. Mahathir's political career has spanned more than 70 years starting with his participation in protests against non-Malays gaining Malaysian citizenship during the Malayan Union through to forming his own party, the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (PPBM), in 2016.

4. Kim Jong-un (North Korea) – $5 billion

Kim Jong-un

Born: 8 January 1984, Pyongyang, North Korea

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has been estimated to have a net worth of $5 billion since 2013. Around then, U.S. and South Korean officials discovered the assets and bank accounts controlled by the supreme leader and his family, finding that much of his wealth is stashed away in over 200 bank accounts held in China and other countries including, Austria, Luxembourg, Russia and Switzerland.

5. Andrej Babiš (Czech Republic) – $4 billion

Andrej Babiš

Born: 2 September 1954, Bratislava, Slovakia

Andrej Babiš is a Czech politician serving as the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic since December 2017 and the founding Leader of ANO 2011 since 2012. He previously served as Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister from 2014 to 2017. Prior to entering politics, he was a businessman.

6. Donald Trump (US) – $3.1 billion

Donald Trump

Born: 14 June 1946

U.S. president and property tycoon Donald Trump was estimated to have a fortune of $3.1 billion by Forbes in September 2019. This includes New York City real estate worth $1.5 billion, golf courses and clubs worth $590 million, as well as cash and personal assets of $310 million.

Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School.

7. Sebastian Pinera (Chile) – $2.8 billion

Sebastian Pinera

Born: 1 December 1949

Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique is the sitting President of Chile since 2018, having previously served from 2010 to 2014. The son of a Christian democratic politician and diplomat, he studied business engineering at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and economics at the Harvard University. Forbes has estimated his and his family's net wealth at $2.8 billion, having made a fortune from credit card company Bancard, which was founded in 1976. After the 2010 election, he also offloaded his 26% stake in Chilean airline LAN and sold TV channel Chilevision to Time Warner for a reported $150 million.

8. Xi Jinping (China) – $1.5 billion

Xi Jinping

Born: 15 June 1953

Ji Xinping may hold the distinguished titles of general secretary of the Communist Party of China, president of the People’s Republic of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, but has a very modest salary at just $22,000 per year. However, it was revealed in 2012 by The Telegraph that Xinping and his family have hidden investments in multiple holding companies, including a $244 million share of property investment firm Shenzen Yuanwei. Xinping is said to have a net worth of $1.5 billion according to Spear's.

As the central figure of the fifth generation of leadership of the People's Republic, Xi has significantly centralised institutional power by taking on a wide range of leadership positions, including chairing the newly formed National Security Commission, as well as new steering committees on economic and social reforms, military restructuring and modernization, and the internet. Xi's political thoughts have been written into the party and state constitutions, and a cult of personality has developed around him. Xi has been labelled a "dictator" by some political observers, citing an increase of censorship and mass surveillance, deterioration in human rights and the removal of term limits for the Presidency under his tenure.

9. Bashar al-Assad (Syria) – $1.2 billion

Bashar al-Assad

Born: 11 September 1965

Bashar Hafez al-Assad is a Syrian politician who has been the President of Syria since 17 July 2000. In addition, he is commander-in-chief of the Syrian Armed Forces and Regional Secretary of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party's branch in Syria. His father, Hafez al-Assad, was President of Syria from 1971 to 2000. In 2012 Syria's leader Bashar al-Assad was estimated to have amassed a fortune of up to $1.2 billion for his relatives and close associates, despite moves to freeze his assets in the U.K., the U.S. and Switzerland.

10. Ali Bongo Ondimba (Gabon) – $1 billion

Ali Bongo Ondimba

Born: 9 February 1959

Ali Bongo Ondimba, sometimes known as Ali Bongo, is a Gabonese politician who has been President of Gabon since October 2009. Ali Bongo is the son of Omar Bongo, who was President of Gabon from 1967 until his death in 2009. Gabon's president Ali Bongo Ondimba is said to be worth a cool $1 billion (£768m), despite reportedly only making $65,000 (£50k) a year. Rights groups in the country have long accused Ondimba of looting the country of its oil and natural resources to create his fortune.


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