Rumor has it that Teodorin Obiang Nguema, the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema has recently bought a $380 million yacht, which is almost three times the amount this country secludes for public healthcare and education. This luxury yacht has cinema, pool and a restaurant. Although this number may seem high, it is - just like president Obiang Nguema's wealth - hardly a breeze when compared with fortunes the other rich dictators from this list posses.
These days he is busy strongly suppressing the rebellion and riots that are taking place all over the Syria and refusing to come down from power despite numerous demands of his citizens. He became president in 2000, when he took over the presidential position from his father, Hafiz al-Assad.
$ 70 billion
He's been at the head of Egypt for 28 years, since 1981, without ever being elected for this position. He proclaimed himself to be the president of Egypt after the assassination of Anwar Sadat. After the "Arab Spring" he had to resign, and already dissipated was sentenced to life imprisonment. It is believed that he has hidden around $70 billion. If this assumption is correct, it means that he is the richest man in the world, and to a longer period of time, bearing in mind that Bill Gates has "only" 53 billion. Research for the NGO Global financial legality indicated that the $ 57 billion came out of Egypt, during the 2000s and in 2008. It is suspected that the money was put away in Swiss and other banks, and invested in real estate in Manhattan, London and Los Angeles.
$ 35 billion
"Transparency International" proclaimed Suharto the most corrupted leader. He was a president for 31 years and during that time he collected a billion dollars. Research conducted by "Time Magazine" showed that Suharto transferred nine billion dollars from Switzerland to an Austrian bank account a few days after he resignation in 1998.
$ 32 billion
He fled to Saudi Arabia after a failed assassination attempt on him this year, but returned to Yemen. He was the first president after the unification of North Yemen and South Yemen in 1990.
$ 30 billion
Grand Ayatollah likes to leave the impression of ascetics, while, on the other hand, he receives large commissions from the sale of Iranian oil and arms trade. Khamenei has been Supreme Leader of Iran since June 1989. year when he succeeded Khomeini Ruholaha.
$ 21 billion
The king of Saudi Arabia likes to live the high life. Last November he flew to New York to get one vertebra of his spine adjusted and he rented three charter flights, as he traveled with his bodyguards, and an entire film crew that took up a convoy of 40 vehicles, of which as many as 20 vehicles passed on luggage only. He also closed the entire wing of the New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he was treated.
$ 20 billion
The wealth of this country is based on the vast fields of oil and natural gas, and the Brunei Investment Agency for Investments, which owns luxurious hotels in Dorchester in London. In addition, the sultan owns 3667 cars that cost around $789 million.
$ 20 billion
He is considered to be the greatest African dictator which has taken half a billion dollars from the state treasury in 2003 and transferred it to private family accounts "in order to fight corruption". It is believed that the revenues from oil sales are completely under his control, while only a fraction of it is separated for the poor - according to UN figures, 70 percent of the population lives with less than two dollars a day.
$ 19 billion
He didn't like the official seal of the Seychelles in his passport, which is a palm fruit, and said it looks like a bottom, so he had it replaced by a square. His wealth is somewhat reduced due to the crisis - it is assumed that he has lost five billion dollars at stock market.
$ 15 billion
Rashid is one of the biggest owners of horse racing in the world. He owns 68 thoroughbred race-horses, and owns a number of stables in six countries, including Japan, Australia and the United States.
$ 5,1 billion
Longtime president of DR Congo, died in exile 1997 in Morocco. According to the "Transparency International", he embezzled more than five billion dollars. He will remain known for organizing a boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Forman in 1974, and to do so and pay five million each boxer, he went into the state budget.
$ 5 billion
Almost half of businessmen in Tunisia were in some kinship with Ben Ali, and most of them were connected with the family of his wife, Leila, whom Tunisians criticized for her poor education, low status and arrogance in spending money. They criticized even more her brother Belhasen, who owned airline, several hotels, one of two private radio stations, factories, cars ... and much more.
$ 600 million
Aleksandar Lukasenko has been the President of Belarus since 1994. West considers him the last true dictator in Europe. He is known for statements such as "History of Germany is a copy of the history of Belarus ..." and "not everything related to Hitler is so bad", but also insults to the German Minister Gidu Vestervelu, in his statement that it is "better to be a dictator, than gay".
Written by: Sanela Todjeras