Arguably, the thought for how rich some of the most well-known and prominent leaders of the world would be, would have sometimes struck our mind. Surprisingly, stats shows that some famous leaders like Barack Obama who might have some millions of dollars in their bank kitties, still don’t make to the top list when compared to their other equivalent contemporaries.

Here is a list of some of the richest leaders of the world and the list includes leaders who have been kings, sultans, presidents and queens of some countries. Most of the leaders from the east are from Middle East, wherein their wealth swells up due to various reasons profitable investments, family connections and even corrupt rule for the sake! However, most of the citizens of their countries lead a much simpler life.

Below the image of every leader, we show the GDP per capita of their corresponding country, to have a brief comparison between how actually the country is financially powerful and what actually the leaders have.

Meet some of the world’s richest world leaders:

  • Vladimir Putin, President of Russia

Topping the chart is not some sultan from UAE, but the current Russian President Vladmir Putin. A former retired lieutenant Colonel from KGB, Putin’s association with Russian politics has been a long-key affair! Serving as the two-time President and two-time Prime Minister of the country, Putin’s net worth stands between whopping $40 and $70 billion, according to the Bloomberg notes.


GDP per capita: $14,000

  • Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand

Second in the list is the King of Thailand-Bhumibol Adulyadej. The king is believed to be the largest serving monarch in the Thai history. According to Forbes estimates the king’s net wealth exceeds $30 billion.
GDP per capita: $4,400

  • Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei

Ever since his father was abdicated, Hassanal Bolkiah served as the next sultan to Brunei. He is the 29th Sultan of the state and the first and incumbent Prime Minister of Brunei. The Sultan’s net worth is an estimated $20 billion, according to Forbes.


GDP per capita: $41,000

  • Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, King of Saudi Arabia

Forbes researched that Aziz-al-Saud-the Saudi king owns an estimated $18 billion.


GDP per capita: $21,000

  • Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, President of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi

The ruler of Abu-Dhabi-Zayed-al-Nahyan is believed to have an estimated $15 billion net wealth.


GDP per capita: $40,000

  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, PM and VP of the UAE and ruler of Dubai

The emir of Dubai- Sheikh Mohammed’s fortune is believed to exceed $4 billion.


GDP per capita: $16,000

  • Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechstenstein

Hans-Adam’s fortunes stand at $5 billion as reported by Forbes.


GDP per capita: $135,000

  • Kim Jong Un, Leader of North Korea

We all know this man, as the North Korean leader had sparked of some controversy against South Korea in last year 2013. According to some report in South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo, Kim Jong Un total fortune lies near some $4 to 5 billion in bank accounts under the name of some other people. The newspaper had got this information from the South Korean intelligence services.


GDP per capita: $1,800

  • Mohammed VI, King of Morocco

The king of Morocco is believed to be worth $2.5 billion.
GDP per capita: $3,000

  • Sebastian Pinera, President of Chile

Standing as the 11th richest person in Chile, Pinera’s worth is an estimated $2.5 billion.
GDP per capita: $15,000

  • Albert II, Prince of Monaco

The Monegask prince owns an estimated $1 billion.
GDP per capita: $163,000

  • Qaboos bin Said, Sultan of Oman

The sultan of Oman-Qaboos has an estimated $700 million to his worth.
GDP per capita: $23,700

  • Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea

CNN reports via Forbes that Mbasogo is believed to be worth $600 million.
GDP per capita: $24,000

  • Bashar Assad, President of Syria

The president of Syria Assad’s fortune lies between $500 million and $1.5 billion.
GDP per capita: $3,000

  • Elizabeth II, Queen of England

Elizabeth II-The Queen of England’s net kitty is estimated at $450 million.
GDP per capita: $38,000

  • Sabah IV al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait.

The emir’s total net worth is believed to be $350 million.
GDP per capita: $56,000

  • Mswati III, King of Swaziland

Swaziland’s king-Mswati is believed to own $100 million.
GDP per capita: $3,000

  • Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan

The president Ilham Alyev and his wife have refused to disclose their assets, however according to Eurasianet reports, the total fortune is believed to be tens of millions of dollars. The president’s children hold an estimated net worth of $75 million.
GDP per capita: $7,000


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