List of heads of state and government by net worth

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President Vladimir Putin meeting King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. Forbes estimates Bhumibol's personal fortune to be worth over $30 billion.

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

Name Title Net Worth Country
Bhumibol Adulyadej King of Thailand $30 billion (April 2011)[1]  Thailand
Hassanal Bolkiah Sultan of Brunei $20 billion (April 2011)[1]  Brunei
Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud King of Saudi Arabia $18 billion (April 2011)[1]  Saudi Arabia
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan President of the United Arab Emirates, Emir Sheikh of Abu Dhabi $15 billion (April 2011)[1]  United Arab Emirates
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Emir Sheikh of Dubai $4 billion (April 2011)[1]  United Arab Emirates
Hans-Adam II Prince of Liechtenstein $4 billion (April 2011)[1]  Liechtenstein
Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Emir of Qatar $2.5 billion (April 2011)[1]  Qatar
Mohammed VI King of Morocco $2.5 billion (April 2011)[1]  Morocco
Saad Hariri Prime Minister of Lebanon $2.0 billion (March 2011)[2]  Lebanon
Asif Ali Zardari President of Pakistan $1.8 billion (June 2011)[3][4]  Pakistan
Albert II Prince of Monaco $1 billion (April 2011)[1]  Monaco
Nursultan Nazarbayev President of Kazakhstan $1 billion (October 2006)[5]  Kazakhstan
Qaboos bin Said al Said Sultan of Oman $700 million (July 2010)[6]  Oman
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo President of Equatorial Guinea $600 million (2006)[7]  Equatorial Guinea
Elizabeth II Queen of the United Kingdom $450 million (April 2011)[1]  United Kingdom
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Emir of Kuwait $350 million (July 2010)[6]  Kuwait
Mswati III King of Swaziland $100 million (July 2010)[6]  Swaziland
Carl XVI Gustaf King of Sweden $42 million (February 2011)[8]  Sweden
John Key Prime Minister of New Zealand $38.7 million (July 2010)[9]  New Zealand
King Harald V King of Norway $17.3 million (April, 2010)[10][11]  Norway
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner President of Argentina $12.9 million (July 2011)[12]  Argentina
Barack Obama President of the United States $10.1 million (May 2012)[13][14]  United States
David Cameron Prime Minister of the United Kingdom $6.3 million (2012)[15]  United Kingdom
Juan Carlos I King of Spain $5 million (December 2011)[16][17]  Spain
Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada $5 million (2011)[18]  Canada
François Hollande President of France $1.5 million (2013)[19]  France
Dilma Rousseff President of Brazil $593,000 (2010)[20]  Brazil

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.

Name Title Tenure Net Worth Country
Hosni Mubarak President of Egypt 1981–2011 $40–$70 billion (2011)[21]  Egypt
Suharto President of Indonesia 1967–1998 $15–$35 billion (1998)[22][23]  Indonesia
Ferdinand Marcos
Imelda Marcos
President of Philippines
First Lady of the Philippines
1965–1986 $13–$35 billion (1999)[24]
$5–$10 billion (2004)[22]
 Philippines
Ibrahim Babangida President of Nigeria 1985–1993 $12 billion (1993)[25]  Nigeria
Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali President of Tunisia 1987–2011 $7.8 billion (January 2011)[26]  Tunisia
Bidzina Ivanishvili Prime Minister of Georgia 2012–2013 $6.4 billion (2011)  Georgia
Silvio Berlusconi Prime Minister of Italy 1994–1995
2001–2006
2008–2011
$6.2 billion (2011)[27]  Italy
Sani Abacha President of Nigeria 1993–1998 $4 billion (2011)[28]
$2–$5 billion (2004)[29][22]
 Nigeria
Wen Jiabao Premier 2003–2013 $2.7 billion (October 2012)[4]  China
Sebastián Piñera President of Chile 2010–2014 $2.4 billion (November 2011)[30][4]  Chile
Saad Hariri Prime Minister of Lebanon 2009–2011 $2 billion (March 2011)[2]  Lebanon
Saddam Hussein President of Iraq 1979–2003 $2 billion (2003)[31]  Iraq
Rainier III Prince of Monaco 1949–2005 $1.5 billion (2005)[32]  Monaco
Thaksin Shinawatra Prime Minister of Thailand 2001–2006 $1.4 billion (2004)[33]  Thailand
Mobutu Sese Seko President of Zaire 1965–1997 $1–$5 billion (1997)[22][25]  Zaire
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani President of Iran 1989–1997 $1.1 billion (2006)[34][35]  Iran
Daniel Arap Moi President of Kenya 1978–2002 $1 billion (2004)[25]  Kenya
Slobodan Milosevic President of Yugoslavia 1972–1986 $1 billion (2004)[22]  Yugoslavia
Fidel Castro President of Cuba 1976–2008 $900 million (2006)[36][37]  Cuba
Jean-Claude Duvalier President of Haiti 1971–1986 $300-800 million (2004)[22]  Haiti
Alberto Fujimori President of Peru 1990–2000 $600 million (2004)[22]  Peru
Yasser Arafat President of Palestine 1996–2004 $300 million (2003)[38]  Palestine
Paul Martin Prime Minister of Canada 2003–2006 $225 million (2004)[33]  Canada
Begum Khaleda Zia Prime Minister of Bangladesh 2001–2006 $212 million (2009)[39][40][41][42]  Bangladesh
Beatrix Queen of the Netherlands 1980–2013 $200 million (April 2011)[1]  Netherlands
Franz Joseph II Prince of Liechtenstein 1938–1989 $150 million (1945)[43]  Liechtenstein
Tony Blair Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1997–2007 $123 million (2012)[44]  United Kingdom
Pavlo Lazarenko Prime Minister of Ukraine 1996–1997 $114-$200 million (2004)[22]  Ukraine
Gyanendra King of Nepal 1950–1951
2001–2008
$100 million (2007)[45]    Nepal
Arnoldo Alemán President of Nicaragua 1997–2002 $100 million (2004)[22]  Nicaragua
Joseph Estrada President of the Philippines 1998–2001 $78-$80 million (2004)[22]  Philippines
Lee Myung-bak President of South Korea 2008–2013 $23.6 million (2010)[46]  South Korea
George H. W. Bush President of the United States 1989–1993 $20 million (1999)[47]  United States
George W. Bush President of the United States 2001–2009 $15 million (2004)[33]  United States
Constantine II King of the Hellenes 1964–1973 $14.9 million (2002)[48][49]  Greece
Milo Đukanović Prime Minister of Montenegro 2008–2010 $14.8 million (2011)[50]  Montenegro
Jacques Chirac Prime Minister of France
Prime Minister of France
President of France
1974–1976
1986–1988
1995–2007
$9 million (2004)[33]  France
Ronald Reagan President of the United States 1981–1989 $4 million (1985)[47]  United States
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo President of the Philippines 2001–2010 $3 million[51]  Philippines
Junichiro Koizumi Prime Minister of Japan 2001–2006 $2 million (2004)[33]  Japan
Gerhard Schröder Chancellor of Germany 1998–2005 $1 million (2004)[33]  Germany
Bill Clinton President of the United States 1993–2001 $697,000 (1993)[47]
$17.4–$53.7 million (2007)[52]
 United States
Felipe Calderón President of Mexico 2006–2012 $670,000[53]  Mexico
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva President of Brazil 2003–2010 $360,000[54]  Brazil
Jimmy Carter President of the United States 1977–1981 -$1 million (1981)[47]
$5 million (2011)[55]
 United States

See also

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