Top 10 Richest Presidents of All Time
It is no surprise that the supreme leaders from different countries across the world are very rich. Some of them were born into wealthy families, while others have worked very hard to get where they are. Regardless of the methods used to obtain the fortune, this list ranks the richest world leaders.
10. Islam Karimov: $1 Billion
Islam Karimov is the first and only President of the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan who has a net worth of $1 billion. He was born on January 30, 1938 in Samarkand to a Tajik mother and Uzbek father. In the beginning he attended public schools and then he proceeded to the Central Asian Polytechnic College earning a degree in Engineering.
9. Saddam Hussein: $2 Billion
Saddam Hussein was an Iraqi politician who served as the fifth President of Iraq. His net worth at the time of his death was $2 billion dollars. Saddam Hussein served from 1979 to 2003. In the spring of 2003, a coalition of foreign nations invaded Iraq and deposed him. He was subsequently tried and executed for crimes against the Shi’ite people in 2006.
8. Sebastian Pinera: $2.4 Billion
Sebastian Pinera is the former President of Chile and has net worth of $2.4 billion. Sebastian Pinera was not only the 35th President of Chile, he is also an investor, businessman, and the leader of the Coalition for Change. He is also the sole owner of Chilevision, a Chilean broadcasting company.
7. Meles Zenawi: $3 Billion
Meles Zenawi was an Ethiopian politician and businessman who had a net worth of $3 billion. Meles Zenawi is the former Prime Minister of Ethiopia. Before becoming a prime minister of his native country, Zenawi also served as the president Ethiopia in the nineties (from 1991-1995). He was heavily involved in the US’ War on Terror, helping to eliminate military organizations such as Al Qaeda until his death in August 2012.
6. Donald Trump: $3.1 Billion
Donald Trump is the 45th American President, real-estate developer, author and television personality who has a net worth of $3.1 billion. He has earned his fortune as the owner of The Trump Organization, a real estate and licensing conglomerate.
5. Kim Jong-il :$4 Billion
Kim Jong-il was the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) who had a net worth of $4 billion dollars. Kim died on December 17, 2011 at the age of 70.The North Korean government announced his death on December 19, 2011, and it was declared that his third son, Kim Jong-un, would have a senior position in the ruling Workers’ Party and succeeded him.
4. Kim Jong-un: $5 Billion
Kim Jong-un is the supreme leader of North Korea who has a net worth of $5 billion. Although compared to other leaders we know very little about Kim Jong-un, he has nonetheless received considerable attention from the media.
3. Silvio Berlusconi: $8.5 Billion
Silvio Berlusconi is an Italian media tycoon and politician who served as Prime Minister of Italy in four governments. He has served as a Member of the European Parliament since July 2019. Berlusconi is the controlling shareholder of Mediaset and owned the Italian football club A.C. Milan from 1986 to 2017.
2. Vladimir Putin: $70 Billion
Vladimir Putin is a Russian politician who has a net worth of $70 billion dollars. During his career, which includes serving as both President and Prime Minister of Russia, he has earned a very controversial international reputation.
1. Muammar al-Gaddafi: $200 Billion
Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi (1942 – 20 October 2011), commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He became so wealthy mostly because of the oil reserves of the country that he ruled.
Gaddafi was killed during the Libyan Civil War in 2011.