A comprehensive list provided by ‘Business Insider’ cites Sonia Gandhi, President of Indian National Congress as the 4th richest politician in the world. The article titled ‘Meet The 23 Richest Politicians In The World’ has taken reference from World’s Luxury Guide section of Die Welt, a German newspaper, which lists Sonia Gandhi fourth in the list, with assets of $2-19 billion.
“No one goes into politics to get rich, but politicians happen to be some of the wealthiest figures around the globe,” begins the article and proceeds to declare that Sonia Gandhi has assets worth $2-19 billion. “Gandhi is originally from Italy. She is the widow of Rajiv Gandhi, the assassinated former prime minister. As leader of the Congress party, Gandhi played a key role in reviving the party’s fortune and power.”
The article gives a list of the richest politicians in the world, whose names are derived from local officials and US Congress members to royal heirs and foreign ministers. King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz with an asset of $21 billion finds himself numero uno in the list. The last in the list is US Senator John Kerry, with a networth of $181-$281 million.
Savitri Jindal, another Indian figures at number 7, with networth of $13.2 billion. She is the Member of Legislative Assembly in Haryana. Residing in India, she is one of the richest Indian women and serves as a non-executive board member of OP Jindal, the steel and power conglomerate and family heirloom run by her sons.
Others in the list include Michael Bloomberg, Asif Ali Zardari, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Wu Yajun, Silvio Berlusconi, Vladimir Putin, Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Darrell Issa, Sebastian Pinera etc.
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