This article is focused on the richest presidents globally. In case you've ever inquired how wealthy are the world's leaders, we've come up with a top ten list based on available information from Huffington, Wikipedia, Bloomberg, Celebrity Net Worth, and more.
These people who count as leaders have always stood for the rights of the people and carry with them the burden of the wants, wills, and needs of the people, and it's their sole duty, by virtue of the position they hold, to sift through those diverse opinions, and needs and discover unifying resources which can lead to the forging of a powerful state.
Kings, queens, presidents, sultans, there are a lot of world leaders who are actually billionaires right now, but here are the top 10 wealthiest leaders in the world currently.
10. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
Net Worth - $2 billion
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (born June 3, 1980) is the Emir of Qatar. Apart from the fact that he is ruling a spectacular country, he has a hefty fortune worth $2 billion. Tamim is the fourth son of Hamad bin Khalifa, the previous Emir. He has been ruling the country since 2013 when his father abdicated the throne.
The monarch of Qatar, an absolute monarchy, Tamim has been involved in efforts to raise the country's international profile through hosting sports events and by buying Paris Saint-Germain F.C. He was commissioned in the Qatar Armed Forces as a second lieutenant after graduating from Sandhurst.
On June 25, 2013, Tamim's father revealed his own will to step down as Emir of Qatar in a meeting with his aides and close relatives. His father then handed over the power to him in a televised speech. Tamim is the first ruler from the Al Thani family in a succession of three Qatari rulers to ascend to power without resorting to a coup.
9. Sebastian Pinera
Net Worth - $2.8 billion
Sebastian Pinera (born December 1, 1949) is a Chilean billionaire businessman and politician who served as the president of Chine from 2010 to 2014 and again from 2018 to 2022. The politician's net worth stands at $2.8 billion, making him among the richest people in Chile.
He is a member of the liberal-conservative National Renewal party and has served as a senator for the East Santiago district from 1990 to 1998. He first ran for the presidency in the 2005 election but lost to Michelle Bachelet.
In the 2010 election, Pinera successfully amassed the presidency and became Chile's first conservative president to be elected democratically since 1958. He was also the first to hold the position since the departure of Chilean general Augusto Pinochet in 1990.
Pinera was born the sixth child of Jose Pinera Carvallo, Chilean engineer, diplomat, Christia Democratic politician, and Magdalena Echenique Rozas. He served as an economics lecturer from 1971 to 1988 at the University of Chile, the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and Andolfo Ibanez University.
8. Hans-Adam II
Net Worth - $5.62 billion
Hans-Adam II (born February 14, 1945) is the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, the son of Prince Franz Joseph II and his beloved wife Countess Georgina con Wilczek. His net worth stands at $5.62 billion at the moment. He also holds the titles of Count of Reitgerg and Duke of Troppau and Jagerndorf.
He owns the banking group LGT, and had a family fortune of US$7.6 billion and a personal fortune of around US$4 billion as of 2003, making him among the world's richest heads of state, and Europe's wealthiest monarch. Hans-Adam II owns a huge art collection, much of which is displayed for the public at the Liechtenstein Museum.
7. Mohammed VI
Net Worth - $9 billion
Mohammed VI (born August 21, 1963), the King of Morocco, belongs to the Alawi dynasty and acceded to the throne on July 23, 1999, following the death of his beloved father, King Hassan II. His estimated net worth is around $9 billion, one of the richest men in Morocco.
Upon ascending to the throne, he introduced several reforms and changed the family code, Mudawana, which granted more power to women. He owns vast business holdings across economic sectors in Morocco.
According to the American business magazine Forbes, Mohammed was the richest king ton Africa and the first richest monarch in the world. He was the second and oldest son of Hassan II and his wife Lalla Latifa Hammou. Upon his birth, he was appointed Heir Apparent and Crown Prince.
6. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Net Worth - $14 billion
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (born July 15, 1949) is the vice president, prime minister, and minister of defense of the Unites Arad Emirates (UAE) who has a whopping net worth of around $14 billion. He is the 3rd son of Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, former vice president of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai.
A billionaire, Rashid generated most of his income from real estate. He is described as one of the world's most prominent real estate developers. There exists a blurred line between the assets of the ruling Al Maktoum family and the Government of Dubai.
Mohammed oversaw the development of Dubai into a global city and launched a number of government-owned enterprises including DP World, Emirates Airline, and the Jumeirah Group. Some of these enterprises are held by Dubai Holding.
5. Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Net Worth - $18 billion
Khalifa Bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (September 17, 1948 - May 13, 2022) was the second president of the United Arab Emirates. He also was the ruler of Abu Dhabi whose estimated net worth was $18 billion at the time of his death. He served in the position from November 2004 until his death on 13 May 2022.
He was the eldest son of the first president of the United Arab Emirates, Zayed bin Sultan Nahyan. As a ruler of Abu Dhabi, Khalifa attracted cultural and academic centers to Abu Dhabi, helping develop the New York Univerity of Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.
4. Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Suad
Net Worth - $20 billion
Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Suad (born December 31, 1935) is the King of Saudi Arabia and among the wealthiest men in the country with an projected net worth of $20 billion. He is reigning Saudi Arabia since January 23, 2015, and prior to his accession, he was a Crown Prince from June 16, 2012, to January 23, 2015.
Son of King Abdulaziz and Hassa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi, he is one of the Sudairi Seven. 25th son of King Abdulaziz, Salman is the sixth of his sons who have reigned as kings. He served as the deputy governor of Riyadh and later the governor for 48 years from 1963 until 2011.
Later, Salman was appointed minister of defense and was named crown prince in 2012. Following the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah, he became the king in 2015 and is the oldest surviving son of King Abdulaziz since December 2019.
3. Hassanal Bolkiah
Net Worth - $30 billion
Hassanal Bolkiah (born on July 15, 1946), the 29th and present Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei since 1967. He serves as the Prime minister of Brunei since independence from the United Kingdom in 1984 and has a whopping net worth of around $30 billion.
One of the last absolute monarchs in the world, Hassanal is the eldest son of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III and Raja Isteri (Queen) Pengiran Anak Damit. The Sultan succeeded to the throne following the abdication of his beloved father on October 5, 1967.
He is ranked among the wealthiest persons in the world and after Queen Elizabeth II, he is the world's second-longest reigning current monarch. He celebrated his Golden Jubilee on October 5, 2017, marking the 50th year of his reign on the throne.
2. Maha Vajiralongkorn
Net Worth - $30 billion
Vajiralongkorn (born July 28, 1952), the King of Thailand, has a hefty net worth of around $30 billion. He was the only son of Queen Sirikit and King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was made crown prince in 1972, at the age of 20, by his father.
Upon his father's death on October 13, 2016, Vajiralongkorn was likely to ascend to the throne of Thailand but instead asked for time to mourn before taking the throne. Later on the night of December 1, 2016, Vajiralongkorn accepted the throne and his coronation was held from 4-6 May 2019.
The wealthiest monarch in the world Vajiralongkorn's reign was declared to have begun on October 13, 2016, by the Thai government. He is the tenth monarch of the Chakri dynasty and is also styled as Rama X.
1. Vladimir Putin
Net Worth - $70 billion
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born October 7, 1952) is the president of Russia and is the current richest president, having an estimated net worth of $70 billion. The Russian politician is also a former intelligence officer. He was the prime minister from 1999 until 2000, and again from 2008 until 2012.
During Putin's first tenure as president, the Russian economy raised on average by seven percent per year, following economic reforms and a fivefold increment in the price of gas and oil. He also led the country during a war against Chechen separatists and reestablished federal control of the region.
Earlier, Putin served as a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, growing to the rank of lieutenant colonel, prior to resigning in 1999 to begin a career in politics in Saint Petersburg. In 1996, he moved to Moscow and joined the administration of president Boris Yeltsin.