List of heads of state and government by net worth
Listed are the heads of state and government by their net worth, generally entered in U.S. dollars for simple comparison purposes, with former heads of state, and government listed separately from current incumbents in the same position.
It should be disclosed that there are issues with converting the net worth of various individuals from around the world to a single currency, notably ignoring the buying power, and standard of living in a person's native country that could inflate or deflate the real value of his net worth relative to others upon this list. For example, when comparing the same standard of living it would cost more to live in a developed, and industrialized nation than it would in an undeveloped or poor nation, thus deflating the real value of a person's net worth in a lesser industrialized nation by representing their wealth in nominal form alone.
It is also difficult to distinguish between the personal and Crown wealth of several ruling monarchs upon this list, particularly in countries ruled by an absolute monarch that do not have a need or practicality to separate the two. Many constitutional monarchies require a distinction between a monarch's personal finances from the monarch's state finances as a matter of law, thus several royals upon this list may have figures that underestimate their total financial standing because the wealth of their Crown is excluded.
Current heads of state and government
Former heads of state and government
The following list of individuals comprises former heads of state and government. The dollar amounts are not adjusted for inflation, but are nominal dollars accurate to the year given.
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- List of current heads of state and government
- List of richest American politicians
- List of the richest royals
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