Not unlike the czars that preceded him, Vladimir Putin rules Russian seemingly with an iron fist, making him a dictator of sorts. He is often touted to make a salary of only £56,000, compared to President Obama’s $400,000, but we have always suspected him of having notably more wealth than some would have you believe. As it turns out, he might actually be the richest man in the world.
According to the New York Post, Putin has stolen enough money from the Russian economy to make Bill Gates and Warren Buffet blush, not that the two American billionaires have stolen anything from anyone. Bill Browder, the CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, estimates his net worth at $200 billion, stating:
The amount of money that hasn’t been spent on schools and roads and hospitals and so on, all that money is in property, Swiss bank accounts, shares, hedge funds.
Frankly, I don’t find that hard to believe. Russia remains in bad shape and living conditions haven’t improved much in decades.
Don’t get me wrong, I like ballers, but not those who obtained their wealth by robbing millions of people of their livelihoods.
Just look at him up there — he couldn’t give a care in the world…