The richest human being lives in Russia.
This sounds weird, but this guy’s net worth is a mystery.
Some estimates have him at $70 billion. Others have him at $200 billion.
And both figures are modest.
On the Kremlin website, it shows the Russian president earned approximately $135,000.
Vladmir Putin also reports owning a 830 square foot apartment in St. Petersburg, along with a few very modest vehicles.
Of course, Putin has a rumored secret billion dollar mega-mansion that is held by a company that is rendered impossible to trace.
Of course, involvement with the compound is denied.
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project have good reason to believe that he has a large stake in the state-controlled gas giant Gazprom.
Other firms that operate out of his homeland, too.
In 2012, there was a report that had revealed he owned 58 planes and helicopters and 20 palaces that were worthy of tsars.
I’d tack on a secondary title; most powerful man in the world.
Richest? I mean, it could very well be that his net worth is in excess of $200 billion.
We won’t know, given Putin seems firm that his $135,000 salary camouflages him from the rest of the world.
If it is true, though? (Spoiler; it’s true)
Sure is a whole lot of money for a man who is supposed to be working for the people.