One of the smartest and richest people in the world is Vladimir Putin the Russian President. Russian President Vladimir Putin might be the richest man in the world, according to experts who believe he could have a net worth of $200billion.
The official richest man in the world, according to Forbes, is Microsoft's Bill Gates with a net worth of $75billion. During his nearly two decades in power, Putin's net worth has been widely speculated, with the former KGB agent likely having private assets in real estate and company holdings. One of the most quoted guesses of the 64-year-old's net worth is political analyst Stanslav Belkovsky's 2007 estimation of $40billion, but Bill Browder, author and a former fund manager in Russia, has said the president has a higher worth - upwards of $200billion.
Perhaps one of Putin's most visible signs of wealth is a palace on the Black Sea that's reportedly worth $1billion 'I believe that it's $200 billion,' he said at the time. 'After 14 years in power of Russia, and the amount of money that the country has made, and the amount of money that hasn't been spent on schools and roads and hospitals and so on, all that money is in property, bank - Swiss bank accounts - shares, hedge funds, managed for Putin and his cronies.' And yet, Putin has been snubbed from the official Forbes list of the world's richest men and women over the years just like the Rotchilds. 'We value individuals' assets–including stakes in public and private companies, real estate, yachts, art and cash–and take into account estimates of debt. We also consult an array of outside experts in various fields,' Forbes wrote in 2015.
Without mentioning Putin or any other names, Forbes said the magazine excludes world leaders, particularly 'dictators who derive their fortunes entirely as a result of their position of power'. Still, even Belkovsky's low estimation of $40billion would put Putin, who's rumored to be dating Olympic gold medalist Alina Kabaeva, into the top ten of Forbes' billionaires list. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4242718/Vladimir-Putin-200-billion-fortune.html