Top 10 Richest Politicians in the World 2014

A politician is a leader who is skilled and experienced in the arts of administration of government .These people are involved in taking decisions of the state‘s affairs, as they hold the public office and are engaged in civil administration .They step into this world of politics by means of elections of their respective society or by appointments; but their main purpose is to serve their nation. It is observed that generally people who enter in the field of politics have strong economic support or a healthy backbone of a well-established business and some other sources of income which makes them different from the entire group of the party. Politicians are the highly respectable people of the country as they run the government and are involved in influencing the public policy.

Now let’s focus on the Top 10 Richest Politicians in the World 2014

 

10: Silvio Berlusconi 

Silvio Berlusconi

  • Nationality : Italy          
  • Net worth : $7.8 billion

Silvio Berlusconi was born in September 29, 1936. He acts as a member of parliament. He started his career as a young entrepreneur selling vacuum cleaner and then moved on to develop residential houses. It is believed that he really worked hard to earn his present position. As in early 1970’s, he introduced Telemilano that later developed into largest media company of Italy. Berlusconi is the longest serving prime minister who resigned in November 2011. So he is a self-made person and did great struggle throughout his career.

 

9: Serge Dassault

Serge Dassault

  • Nationality: France
  • Net worth: $8 billion

Serge Dassault was born in April 4, 1925. He is a senator and a chairperson of Groupe Dassault. He is also an owner of French daily paper, Le Figaro. He has a special contribution in the treatment of pediatric cancer and handicapped adults.

 

 8: Zong  Qinghou

Zong  Qinghou

  • Nationality : China
  • Net worth : $10.8 billion

He was born in October 1945. He has a position of member of National people council.  He is also a chairman and CEO of the Wahaha Group. He is considered as one of the greatest business men of the country but even then he is leading a very simple life and is known for his simplicity and living on $20 a day. He shows great interest in expanding natural resource sector.

 

7: Savitri Jindal

Savitri Jindal

  • Nationality : India
  • Net worth: $13.2 billion

She was born in March 20, 1950. In 2011, Savitri Jindal became one of the richest women in India. Her position as a politician is a member of Legislative assembly in Haryana. She serves as non-executive chairperson of her family’s steel and power conglomerate- O.P Jindal. In addition, being a mother of nine also made her one of the richest mother in the world.

 

6: Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

  • Nationality: Russia
  • Net worth: $18.4 billion

Vladimir Putin is a Russian president, born in October 7, 1952.  He is re-elected for the president ship for the 3rd time in March 2012. He has a lavish life style. It is reported that he has 4 yachts, 58 aircrafts, 20 homes and a $75,000 toilet. In 2007, Putin got the award of person of the year in Time Magazine.

 

5: Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Top 10 Richest Politicians in the World 2014

  • Nationality: United Arab emirates
  • Net worth : $19 billion

Khalifa Bin Zayed was born in Abu Dhabi, January 25, 1948. He was appointed President of Abu Dhabi in 2004. He governs the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund, The Abu Dhabi Investment Funds. It is reported that he controls 97.8 billion of oil reserves.

 

4: Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi

  • Nationality : India
  • Net worth  : $19.2 billion

She basically belongs to Italy and a widow of Rajiv Gandhi. She has a status of president, a leader of Indian National Congress. As a party leader, she played a significant role in upgrading the position of her party. Due to her great leadership, she is considered as a “King Maker” in India.

 

3: Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

  • Nationality : United States
  • Net worth :$19 billion

He was born in February 14, 1942. Bloomberg got his education from Harvard Business School. He started his career as a partner of the Salomon brothers and then later he started his own company. He is the founder and director of the financial news and Information Company and is serving as a Mayor of New York city.  As a leader, he turns his attention in the field of education, medical research and arts.

 

2: Hassanal Bolkiah

Top 10 Richest Politicians in the World 2014

  • Nationality :Brunei
  • Net worth : $20 billion

Hassanal Bolkiah was born in July 15, 1946 in Bander Seri Begawan Brunei. He has been the Sultan of the state since 1967. He has the wealth of oil and gas industry. He has a royal life style as his official residence “Istana Nurul Iman” is one of the largest royal palace of the world. He is known for his great collection of cars. It is reported that Sultan has at least 7000 cars and he has bought over U.S $789 million efficient cars. His life style clearly shows his financial strength. His notable achievement includes that the citizens of Brunei enjoys a high standard life with high life expectancy.

 

1: Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz

Richest Politicians in the World is Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz

  • Nationality :Saudi Arabia
  • Net worth : $21 billion

Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz was born in August 1, 1924 in Riyadh. He got his early education in royal court. He became the king of Saudi Arabia in 2005. He is also a prime minister of councils of ministers and commander of National Guard. He has a great contribution in developing the cities- as he sets up many social welfare projects and has established two universities; “King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and “Princess Naurah bint Abdulrahman University for Girls”.

He participated in the international diplomacy that depicts his sense of leadership. In 2005, he efficiently monitored the ongoing activity of elections and country’s municipal council. So in a nutshell, King Abdullah has a highly respectable status in the Muslim world.

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