The Five Richest World Leaders

World Leaders Meet For G8 Summit AT Lough Erne

The various leaders of different nations are some of the most powerful people, and many of them are extremely wealthy. Depending on the country, their resources, and the leaders background some are obviously more wealthy than others. When we examine some of the wealthiest world leaders, many leaders from oil producing nations pop up, and also a few surprises. In this article we are going to examine the five richest leaders in the world

Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images

5. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan – $15 Billion

Gulf Cup Final: UAE v Oman

The first person on our list of the richest world leaders is Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates and Abu Dhabi. Khalifa was born on January 25h, 1948 from in Abu Dhabi from an extremely wealthy family. In fact, the Al Nahyan family is estimated to be worth over $150 billion dollars. Khalifa took rule on November 3rd, 2004 after his father and remains as the president of the UAE and leader of Abu Dhabi to this day.

Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images 

4. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud – King of Saudi Arabia – Net Worth: $18 Billion

King Abdullah Of Saudi Arabia Visits Berlin

Next up on our list is the current king of Saudi Arabia from the al-Saud family, Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud. Abdullah comes from the long line of the ruling family in Saudi Arabia. At head of the nation, Abdullah came into office in August of 2005 when his half-brother who was previously ruling passed away. Abdullah is the 6th king of Saudi Arabia, which means he controls 18% of the worlds oil. Saudi Arabia has an estimated GDP over $900 billion, so its no surprise why Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud makes our list.

Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

3. Hassanal Bolkiah – Sultan of Brunei – Net Worth: $20 Billion

President Obama Holds Meeting With The Sultan of Brunei

For those who are unfamiliar with Brunei, it is a small sovereign state located on the island of Borneo is Southeast Asia. The small nation is entirely surrounded by Malaysia, and has a population of a little over 400,000. The Sultan was born in 1946 and came into power in October of 1967. The Sultan has 3 wives, 8 children, and lives in a 1,800 room palace. He has an estimated net worth of $20 billion.

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

2. Bhumibol Adulyadej – King of Thailand – Net Worth: $30 Billion

Thailand Celebrates King's 60th Anniversary

Next up on our list is the King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej. At 86 years of age, Bhumibol Adulyadej is the longest-serving current head of state. He was born in 1927 and started his reign as the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty in 1946. King Adulvadej is extremely wealthy and owns the worlds largest faceted diamond, the Golden Jubilee Diamond. With an average GDP per capita of just $4,400 dollars in Thailand, King Adulyadej is certainly in the small minority of ultra wealthy in a predominantly poor nation.

Photo by Pool/Getty Images

Vladimir Putin – President of Russia – Net worth: $40-$70 Billion

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

With an estimated net worth somewhere between $40 and $70 billion dollars, Vladimir Putin comes in at number 1 on our list of the richest world leaders. Russia is filled with a lot of resources, primarily natural gas and Putin has a large amount of controlled interests in various oil companies and other business ventures making him extremely wealthy.

Photo by David Goldman/Getty Images

One Response

  1. migtex1234 January 21, 2015

Add Comment

Actors Basketball Players Bloggers Boxers Celebrities Criminals Football Coaches Football Players Golfers Hockey Coaches MMA NASCAR Olympians Politicians Skateboarders Soccer Coaches Soccer Players Tennis Wrestlers
Jamie Oliver
The Top Five Richest Chefs in the World
San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams & Mizuho Securities USA CEO John Koudounis Visit "Opening Bell With Maria Bartiromo" On FOX Business Network
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Maria Bartiromo
Masaharu Morimoto
Masaharu Morimoto: 10 Things You Didn’t Know
New Bentley GT Model Teases Extreme Design
A Rare 2005 Maserati MC12 sells for $1,575,000
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Set to Sell for $55 Million
1967 Ferrari 330 P4
The One-Of-A-Kind 1967 Ferrari 330 P4
Niseko Village in Niseko, Japan
Top Five Hotels to Send Christmas Abroad
Sydney Plane 3
A $191,000 Flight is One Way to Ring in 2017
New Year's
Five Luxurious Places To Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2016
The Top 5 Airport Lounges In The World
First Time Rolex
A Guide for the First-Time Rolex Buyer
Why We Love the The 2016 Rolex Air-King
watch up close
Why We Love the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thing Squelette
michael kors
The Top Five Michael Kors Women’s Watches
gucci kicks
The Top Five Women’s Sneakers Brands in 2016
Five Upcoming Sneaker Collections to Check out in August
yeezy solar red
Five of the Most Expensive Sneakers at Sneakerness Berlin
Five Sneaker Brands to Look for at New York Market Week
The Top Five Red Wines of 2016
Enjoy A $1000 Box of Tequila Infused Chocolates
John Walker Philip Lawson Johnston Limited Edition
Five Whiskey Brands That are On the Rise
The Four Seasons Gorgeous New Hawaiian Resort
Suite 1
Milan’s Excelsior Hotel Gallia Gets Best Hotel Suite
Spa Alila Rainforest Retreat 1
Spa Alila Rainforest Retreat at the Edge of the Valley
w puerto rico
The 10 Most Stunning W Hotels in the United States