Being the leader of a country involves many things, such as big responsibility, scheduled meetings with other important people all over the world, but also stress in many situations.
Those are just a few things that most of the people think about when they are looking at their country presidents, but there are also some heads of state in different parts of the world that are very rich. Here’s a top of the 10 Richest Leaders of the World in 2016:
10. Nursultan Abishuly Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan – Net Worth of $1 Billion
Nursultan Abishuly Nazarbayev is the President of Kazakhstan since 1989, so he’s the head of the country for 27 years. It is something rare in the history of most of the countries, but Nursultan Abishuly Nazarbayev was re-elected in 2015 with a majority of 98% of the votes, which proves that people trust him as a president.
Even if he is not the richest leader in the world, he’s in top ten, and being the president of the same country for 27 years says a lot about him. It proves that he built his fortune with his own power and he didn’t take the money from the population to grow a $1 Billion fortune.
9. Prince Albert II of Monaco – Net Worth of $1.5 Billion
If you’ll travel to Monaco, you’ll definitely be amazed by the things that you’ll see there, but you should try to attend the Monaco Grand Prix, considered one of the most important car racing competition in the world.
Prince Albert II of Monaco is the leader of Monaco, and according to the recent studies he is one of the richest leaders in the world. He owns large area of land in France, and also in Monaco. It is well known that he loves to practice different sports and he also owns football clubs.
8. Tamin bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar – Net Worth of $2 Billion
If you don’t know him because of his fortune, you probably heard about him because he is the youngest reigning monarch in the history. He became the Emir of Qatar in 2013, when his father abdicated.
Tamin bin Hamad Al Thani studied at the British Sandhurst Military Academy, but a big part of his fortune came from inheritance. He also made important investments in India and in United Kingdom in companies like Barclays, Sainsbury’s but he’s also the head of Qatar Investment Authority.
7. Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein – Net Worth of $4 Billion
Owning the LGT banking group Prince Hans-Adam II has a fortune estimated around $4 Billion, which makes him one of the richest leaders in Europe.
Many don’t know, but the prince really loves the art and he owns an art collection. Part of it can be seen by the public at the Liechtenstein Museum, in Vienna. Compared with other countries and leaders, the Prince of Liechtenstein is very powerful, actually he’s the most powerful man in his country because he is able to introduce new legislation and to reject laws that are approved by the parliament.
6. Mohammed VI, King of Morocco – Net Worth of $5.7 Billion
53 years old. Mohammed VI – also known as the King of Morocco – is the leader of Morocco since 1999, when his father, King Hassan II died.
He inherited most of his fortune, but he also raised it in the past years. When he made investments as King of Morocco he claimed that he wants to improve the standard of living of the people in his country, and he wants to find solution for the problem of poverty and corruption to help Morocco. Mohammed VI owns many companies, and some of them are making him the biggest leader in the agricultural sector in his own country.
5. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Emir of Dubai – Net Worth of $18 Billion
Being the head of Dubai isn’t something easy, but when you also run several businesses in different sectors, it becomes even harder. This is the exact situation of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Emir of Dubai.
He is the man who made Dubai grow very much in the past 10 years, but he’s also responsible for other businesses like Emirates Airline, Jumeira Group, DP World and others. Emir of Dubai is also a fighter against corruption and he really succeeded in this problem, making from Dubai one of the richest places on Earth.
4. Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei – Net Worth of $20 Billion
Most of the world’s leaders are respected, no matter how rich they are, but people have a positive reaction about them. It is not the same case when we’re talking about Sultan of Brunei.
Even if he’s one of the richest leaders in the world, he was often accused of fraud or even morally bankrupt. Despite of those charges, Hassanal Bolkian continues to lead the state of Brunei.
He’s very passionate about cars, being one of the largest car collectors. That’s not all, because he owns a Rolls Royce covered in 24K gold, and some companies created cars specially designed for him.
3. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE – Net Worth of $23 Billion
Similar to other rich leaders all over the world, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of United Arab Emirates gained a big part of his fortune by inheritance, but this isn’t the only source of his wealth.
He’s also known for the oil transactions and real estate transactions because those two are also big sources of earnings for him. If you heard about Burj Khalifa, the biggest man-made construction in the world, you probably know that the actual President of UAE commissioned this construction. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is a person very much involved in charity, humanitarian causes and donations.
2. Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand – Net Worth of $30 Billion
The fortune that he owns isn’t the only thing that he’s known worldwide for , but he’s also the longest reigning monarch in the history of his country, Thailand.
Born in Massachusetts, Bhymibol Adulyadej moved with his family to Bangkok, but his mother took him with the family in Switzerland where he got a high-school diploma in French literature. Then, he started his studies in science, and after World War II ended, his family returned to Thailand.
Bhumibol Adulyadej invested in real estates, banking and also infrastructure companies. Those are the main sources of earnings that made him one of the richest mans on Earth.
1. Vladimir Putin, President of Russia – Net Worth $40 Billion
Considered one of the most influential and powerful men on Earth, Vladimir Putin is also the richest leader in the world. It is true Russia, the country that he leads is also rich, and that’s one of the reasons that made him own a fortune of $40 Billion in 2016.
Most of his fortune comes from oil transactions, energy, land investments and weapons, but it is said that he runs much more businesses in different sectors. There are also people who say that the real fortune of the Russian President is over $40 Billion, more exactly, that the real value of his fortune is around $70 Billion.