Find out the Top 15 list of politicians to see who has the biggest net worth.

Find out the Top 15 list of politicians to see who has the biggest net worth.

Updated on August 16, 2022 22:03 PM by Anthony Christian

Everyone wants to be rich; some are born with a silver spoon while others toil their life hard to be made rich as all want to earn huge bucks and be on the list of the world's richest people.

Most politicians are from great backgrounds that turned out to be massive politicians. Some are born to rule; some are made to rule with that they manifest fortune and top the list of richest politicians. Though most politicians gained money right before taking up their seats, very few became rich later.

This article will show the top 15 richest politicians in the world based as of 2022. They are the game-changers who transformed their countries' wealth and standard of living and reshaped it for a better world to combat the economic crisis and handle the financial situation.

Donald Trump- $4.5 billion

wealthiest  businessman ever to reside as the 45th president of the United States of America. Based on the August 2022 date, Donald Trump's net worth accounted for approximately $3.1 billion. Previously Forbes listed him with a net worth of $4.5 billion in 2016 and $2.1 billion in 2020. During his stay in the White House, he lost 50 percent of his net worth, and several companies halted doing business with him.

When he was sworn in as the president, Donald Trump was the oldest person to take up the office of the president of the United States. As of January 20, 2017, he was 70 years and 220 days old. Donald Trump won over the other contenders to become the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. He then defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and his term ended on January 20, when Joe Biden began his term as the 46th president.

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Prince Azim-$5 billion

Prince Azim, the second prince of Sultan of Brunei, recorded a net worth of $5 billion at the time of death. He was the fourth Prince to inherit the throne and one of the twelve siblings of the Brunei Royal family who is also known for his charity work and as a major producer of 6 films. In October 2020, he died months after he was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease systemic vasculitis.

Kim Jong-Un-$5 Billion

Kim Jong-Un, the current supreme leader of North Korea ever since 2011 and the leader of the Workers' Party of Korea since 2012, is recorded to possess a net worth of $5 Billion as per the August 2022 report. Following his father's death, he rose to power. And in 2013, Forbes magazine ranked him as the 46th most powerful person in the world.

Kim Jong-Un is trying his best to restore his relations with South Korea, and recently he even sent his delegates to participate in the Olympics. Even his younger sister participated in the Olympics. She had dinner with the South Korean president, which made her the first-ever member of North Korea's ruling family to visit South Korea.

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Imelda Marcos's- $ 5 billion

The Filipino politician Imelda Marcos, the wife of late former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, has a net worth of $ 5 billion. And best known for collecting over thousand pairs of shoes, a part of her collection is now on display in the National Museum of the Philippines. She just kick-started her life as a singer and model and later married her husband. 

Being a wife president allowed her to travel to acquire real estate and artwork assets. During his period, President Ferdinand Marcos was accused of assassinating Benigno Aquino, Jr., which made the People Power Revolution throw the couple out of power and exile into Hawaii. Later they were forgiven by the government and called back to the country. 

Sultan bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Kabeer-$7 million

Prince Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Kabeer is a part of the Saudi Royal family. His net worth is $8 million; he made such a huge fortune outside the royal family business and set an Exemplary Gratia as how a royal lineage can survive without royal money. Saudi Prince Sultan bin Mohammed Al Kabeer is also the founder of the largest dairy food company in the world since 1977. He is nicknamed Al in his country.

He is planning to expand his business outside the Middle east so that he will play safe if something worst happens to the royal family. He has huge assets inside and outside the country, estimated to be more than $2 billion with his net worth of $7 Million.

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Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair-$7.5 billion

 Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair is a businessman with a net worth of $7.5 billion, making him the richest person in the United Arab Emirates. He is also the current CEO of Mashreq Bank, and it was his father who founded the bank and served as the director of the Abdullah Al Ghurair Group of Companies.

He has huge plans to invest more in Libya, as he controls 50% of Libya's largest oil refinery. He also owns the Arab Business Angels Network, a venture capital group focused on Arab startups, and serves as the Speaker of the House for the Federal National Council. He has a plan to resign from his government duty as he plans to focus more on his business. 

Silvio Berlusconi-$8.5 billion

The Italian media tycoon cum politician Silvio Berlusconi

He was a former Prime Minister of Italy who is also considered Italy's greatest post-war minister to serve the nation. He controls the shareholder of Mediaset and, from 1986 to 2017, owned the Italian football club A.C. Milan. 

The latest report shows he owns a net worth of $8.5 billion. He was accused of many charges in his political career, including tax evasion, tax cheating, false accounting, and bribery. He was even accused of criminal misbehavior and was also involved in a sex scandal.

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Mohammed bin Salman-$10 Billion

 The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, has a net worth of $10 Billion. After his father's death, he became the King of Saudi Arabia and the Prime Minister of Saudia Arabia in January 2015. He is also known as "MBS," he has served as deputy prime minister and minister of defense of Saudi Arabia.

Mohammed bin Salman also served as the Council for Economic and Development Affairs president. During his regime, he brought several reforms that included the removal of the ban on female drivers and regulations restricting the powers of the religious police. A staunch believer in women's rights includes the first Saudi sports stadium admitting women, the first Saudi public concerts featuring a female singer, and an increasing amount of women in the workforce  Mohammed bin Salman reports a net worth of $10 Billion, making him one of the richest politicians in the world. 

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Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum- $14 billion

Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum is the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates and the constitutional monarch of Dubai. Since January 2006, he has been in power after overthrowing his eldest brother Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He is also known by the name Sheikh Mohammed who holds majority shareholder of Dubai Holding, a conglomerate with the stakes in HSBC Holdings and Sony, and real estate holdings such as New York’s Essex House Hotel. Dubai’s sovereign wealth fund paid $5 billion for a piece of MGM Mirage and another $825 million to purchase retailer Barneys New York outright. He also owns 3,800 acres of farm in Kentucky and bought a farm in Australia for $460 million.

He holds a net worth of $14 billion and stands among the richest politician in the world. 

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Sultan of Brunei- $20 Billion

This Asian country Brunei is ruled by the crown prince and Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah. Prince Hassanal Bolkiah ascended to the throne as Sultan in 1968 and received the honor of the night title by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, just the way his father got. 

As of August 2022, the Sultan of Brunei’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $20 Billion; where he gains this fortune money from oil reserves and natural gas. Brunei is only the fifth-leading oil producer in Southeast Asia - behind Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud-$20 Billion

 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud is a businessman, investor, politician, and philanthropist in Saudi Arabia. He also served as a member of the Saudi royal family and was listed as one of ‘Time Magazine’s Time 100.

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud’s net worth is $20 Billion. 

Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan-$30 Billion

Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan is a United Arab Emirates politician and businessman who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and is also the minister of presidential affairs, and a member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi with his half-brother Khalifa bin Zayed Nahyan As of August 2022, Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan's net worth is roughly 30 Billion dollars.

Maha Vajiralongkorn-$30 billion

Maha Vajiralongkorn, who happened to become the Crown Prince of Thailand in 2019, three years after his father's death, the new King was given Rama X as his regnal name. The King is called a German as he resided in the country for the last ten years before he came to power. Until 2018, the wealth of Maha Vajiralongkorn was managed by the CPB (Crown Property Bureau), which is a governmental agency controlled by board members appointed by the King. Revenue generated through this board is free from taxes and used only for the royal institutions rather than used by the King. After he came to power, Maha Vajiralongkorn had moved this to the Crown's coffers.

And now, he records a net worth of $30 billion. 

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Michael Bloomberg-$70 billion

The American politician and entrepreneur Michael Bloomberg have a net worth of $70 billion. He earned this huge chunk of money through the financial news and the services he offers through his media company Bloomberg LP. 

The company is majority owned by him as he was appointed as the former Mayor of New York City and even entered into the Presidential race in 2020. 

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Vladimir Putin-$80 billion

Russian President Vladimir Putin is said to be the richest politician in the world as his total assets are worth more than $80 billion. His net worth is something so controversial, which makes him the richest politician. Based on testimony by financier Bill Browder to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017, he acquired most of his wealth after a Moscow court jailed Oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky in 2003 due to tax evasion and fraud.

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