The presidents of countries not only play a decisive role in world politics. They are respected, obeyed, feared. Some presidents have managed not only to become famous, but also to become rich by earning a decent amount of money.
Among all the rulers of the world, Western European analysts single out the ten most wealthy.
Top ten wealthiest rulers
1. President of the Russian Federation
2. Ruler of Thailand
3. Ruler of Brunei
4. Monarch of Saudi Arabia
5. President of the UAE
6. Emir of Dubai
7. Prince of Liechtenstein
8. Emir of Qatar
9. King of Morocco
10. President of Chile
How is this financial level achieved?
In tenth place, with a fortune of $ 2.3 billion, analysts place Chilean President Sebastian Piñera. The Chilean ruler earns his main income from a local TV channel, credit cards and a quarter of LAN Airlines shares.
The ninth place is occupied by the king of the small state of Monaco, Mohammed VI, whose financial threshold is 2.5 billion dollars. The bulk of the capital was obtained from the shares of ONA Group, as well as activities in the mining industry.
In eighth place is the Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalif Al Thani, whose financial independence is ensured by $ 2.5 billion. Hamad bin Khalifa has been the ruler of Qatar since 1995. His financial interest is reflected in the creation of the Al Jazeera TV channel, and he also manifests itself in the field of big football.
The seventh position on the list is occupied by the Prince of Liechtenstein, Hans-Adam I, with a capital of $ 4 billion. He is the owner of the LGT banking group. In general, the state of the monarch's family is equal to $ 7.6 billion.
The sixth step is occupied by the main shareholder of the Dubai holding, the Emir of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. His fortune is equivalent to $ 12 billion. Analysts point to the family's total financial income of $ 44 billion.
The ruler of the UAE, Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, is the owner of the sovereign wealth fund. The purpose of the fund is to invest in the tasks set by the government of Abu Dhabi. The president's fortune is estimated at $ 15 billion, and his family as a whole - at $ 150 billion, which makes it the fifth place on the list.
The fourth place belongs to the monarch of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, whose fortune is formed by oil production and is equal to $ 18 billion.
The third position is occupied by the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, and his financial condition of $ 20 billion obtained during the extraction of natural gas and oil.
The second place in the rating is occupied by the ruler of Thailand, Bhumibon Adulyadej, whose fortune is estimated at $ 30 billion. He owns Siam Cement companies, industrial plants in Thailand and land in Bangkok.
The leader of the rating is the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. His financial position is estimated at $ 40 billion. The bulk of the capital was received from the assets of Gazprom and Surgutneftegaz.