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World’s richest heads of state 20, May 2010

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Random.
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The Independent has a fascinating list of the world’s richest heads of state. The most interesting nugget that I take from it is that the Kuwaiti Emir, on ascending to the throne in 2006, upped his own salary from £26 million to £188 million per year. Nice.

Also, Australia’s Mandarin speaking Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is worth an estimated £41 million and New Zealand’s PM is worth some £25 million. Curious.

1. King of Thailand – £20 billion

2. Sultan of Brunei – £13.3 billion

3. Khalifah bin Zayed Al Nayhan – £12 billion

4. King of Saudi Arabia – £11.5 billion

5. King  Dictator  Emperor  Ruler  Oligarch  Tyrant  Misogynistic idiot famous baldy of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi – £6 billion

6. Prince of Lichtenstein – £2.5 billion

7. Emir of Qatar – £1.4 billion (he’s not the richest Qatari – the Foreign/Prime Minister HBJ is)

8. “Mr 10%’ – President of Pakistan – £1.2 billion

9. Prince Albert II of Monaco – £700 million

10. Chilean President – £700 million

12. ‘Africa’s worst dictator’ [now THAT is quite the list to be at the top of...]  Teodoro Obiang-Nbasogo – President of Equatorial Guinea – £400 million

16. King of Swaziland – £68 million [...]

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