Many lists tried to categorize the fortunes of presidents all over the world. The most credible among them is that of Forbes from which we are including the richest contemporary presidents below. However, the penultimate list included around 50 presidents of fortunes ranging from 1 billion dollars to 70 billion dollars. This one including previous presidents was topped by the Egyptian former president Hosni Mubarak with a net worth between 40 and 70 billion dollars. Mubark was in office for nearly 30 years from 1981-2011 while the American president Jimmy Carter who ruled for 4 years, from 1977-1981,had a fortune that ranged from 1 to 5 million dollars. The older list included other American presidents like Bill Clinton with $17 million minimum and Gerorge W. Bush with 15 million dollars. Other former presidents with high fortunes included Suharto, former Indonesian president with $15 billion at minimum.
Let us take a look at top contemporary moguls, namely presidents!
10 Sebastian Pinera
Pinera, the president of Chile has a fortune of 2.4 billion dollars. When he was elected president in 2010 he was already a billionaire with a number of shares in different profitable companies. Colo Colo, LAN Airlines, in addition to possessing the Chilean channel Chilevision are the secrets behind his fortune.
9 Mohammed VI
The king of Morocco who in 1999 succeeded his father in the kingdom to has a fortune of 2.5 billion dollars. It is important to mention that Morocco was the only Arab country that did not get its president to step out of power after the 2011 Middle Eastern revolutions.
8 Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Bin Khakifa, he Emir of Qatar, has a fortune of 2.5 billion dollars. He came to power after forcefully asking his father to step out. As the Qatar’s head, Bin Khalifa is criticized for his support for the policies of United States.
7 Hans-Adam II
The prince of Lichtenstein, Hans-Adam II has a fortune of 4 billion dollars. Though he made this fortune through business, the principality he rules; namely Lichtenstein is a very rich state in which the GDP per capita is the highest in the world and unemployment rate is the lowest.
6 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
The ruler of Dubai, Al Maktoum took power in 2006. His fortune is about 4 billion dollars and that of his whole family is 44 billion dollars. Dubai Holding is mostly his own. Al Maktoum also supervised the Burj Khalifa construction works.
5 Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
With 15 billion dollars to his name, he is known to be the most generous philanthropist alive that he has a commemoration day named after him. United States and Wales are targeted for his philanthropy, among other nations.
4 Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
As the king of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah has 18 million dollars as a fortune. He followed his brother to the throne in 2005. Like Al Nahian, Al Saud is the world’s savior during crises as he lent a helping hand during the hurricane Katrina and the 2008 Chinese earthquake.
3 Hassanal Bolkiah
Bolkiah’s fortune is around $20 billion. He followed his father to Brunei’s sultanate in the year 1967. The Sultan is known for his lavish behavior, for example, he is known for having a big collection of deluxe cars and not to mention the Rolls Royce coated with gold!
2 Bhumibol Adulyadej
As the king of Thailand for 69 years in a row, Bhumibol Adulyadej has a fortune of 30 billion dollars. Though no king or president ruled longer than him before, Adulyadej is said to be loved by the people of Thailand.
1 Vladimir Putin
The Russian president is in office since the year 2012. It is officially known that his fortune is no more than $100.000. Still he has shares in different Russian companies and many possessions that the real estimation of his fortune is around 40 billion dollar!