The Richest Man You Know Nothing About

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.

Why?

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.

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