Today we’re going to be looking at ten people who make Bill Gates look poor. We all know those lists of the richest people in the world, Bill Gates always ranks number one with a net worth of 80 billion dollars. But for reasons like secrecy or criminality, Forbes doesn’t publish a lot of people! So here are the actual richest people in the world.
So Let’s Take A Look At 10 People Who Will Make Bill Gates Look Poor!
10. KIM JONG-UN ($170 Billion)
This one may come as a surprise to a lot of you. We think of North Korean people as poor and starving because well they are, but that’s not to say their leader is a fair man. Despite his country being so poor Kim Jong-Un is super rich. Kim Jong-Un and his family owned almost everything in the country and his estimated his assets are over a hundred and seventy billion dollars.
He spends thousands of dollars every day on liquor, cheese and designer cigarettes. He has his own mansion, yacht ski resort, Airport, golf courses, racehorse tracks and hundreds of more things at his disposal that he buys with North Korean money. The reason why he’s not on Forbes lists is that most of North Korea’s GDP comes from illegal things like black market trading and Cyber-Crime. In 2017, Kim apparently bought a collection of over 20,000 movies including Rambo and Godzilla hmm for a guy who hates America he sure loves Hollywood.
9. ROTHSCHILDS ($2 Trillion)
Now this is not a person, but a family. But don’t worry many members of this family are far richer than Bill Gates. The family is known for their insane secrecy which has led to a lot of conspiracies about them. Some say they’re responsible for planning every historical event in order to make money. There is some evidence to support this such as them funding many political activities all around the world. And they do hold a secret meeting called the ‘Bilderberg’ meeting each year where they plan secret ways to make tons of money. The family’s net worth is said to be over two trillion dollars, but believe it or not there are only the second richest family in the world.
8. MUAMMAR GADDAFI ($180 Billion)
Before he was overthrown this guy was the evil leader of Libya. He had a lot of money thanks to his corruption. He was known for his mansions his boats and his infamous Golden Gun. Gaddafi was parodied in the Sacha Baron Cohen’s movie ‘The Dictator’ about a rich dictator who is crazy and the movie was surprisingly accurate even including the Golden Gun. Gaddafi was worth around 180 billion dollars in 2011 and this wasn’t exactly hard for him when he’s in charge of the entire country and anyone who says no to him can be taken out. He took money from the country and spent it on himself, secret banks and investments all over the world. Even though he’s now long gone and his family does have some of his worlds, billions of Qaddafi’s dollars are still missing.
7. HOUSE OF SAUD ($2-2.4 Trillion)
We still haven’t got to the richest person in the world, but what we have looked at is the world’s second richest family. Well here is the world’s richest family ‘the House of Saud’. This is the royal family of Saudi Arabia which is known for being crazy rich, thanks to all of its oil and gas. As you may know, oil is crazy expensive just think about the last time you had to fill up your car. Well that times millions for a few barrels of the stuff is going into this family’s pockets.
Their wealth is very secretive and they don’t like anyone knowing how much they really have which explains why they’re not on any Forbes lists. But the family net worth is likely in the range of two to two point four trillion dollars. Despite them being secret about figures they spend money lavishly on land mansions and supercars.
6. BASHAR AL-ASSAD ($122 Billion)
This is probably the most controversial politician right now. Assad is the dictator of Syria and aside from causing a giant global issue surrounding Syria, he has also used the country like a piggy bank. He claims to only be worth. 1.5 billion, but this is very wrong and he only says this so it looks like he steals less. He’s more likely worth $122 billion according to expert sources. Of course, he has this money hidden away in secret bank accounts in countries like Panama, but it’s safe to say this is yet another dictator of a poor country living the rich life.
5. PABLO ESCOBAR ($155 Billion )
If you’ve seen the Netflix show ‘Narcos’ you’ll know who Pablo Escobar is. He used to run the world’s biggest cartel and at one point is believed to have been the richest man on earth. Of course thanks to his criminality, he wasn’t included on any Forbes lists, but he did have dozens of planes, mansions, and boats. He even had a zoo and Airport in one of his houses and he spent $2500 a month just on rubber bands to keep his money.
At his peak, he was making 66 million dollars a day, but will always give away % to his local community which is why he was called Robin Hood. One winter when it was cold, he even burned two million dollars in cash on a fire to keep his daughter warm at the time. His net worth was a hundred and fifty-five billion making him the world’s richest man at that time.
4. HOSNI MUBARAK ($70 Billion)
This is yet another African dictator who used corruption to get rich like Gaddafi. Mubarak was also overthrown in 2011. He was president of Egypt from 1981 to 2011, corruptly of course. During this time of corruption he saved a lot of money for himself, seventy billion dollars in fat, but thanks to all of his corruption he doesn’t appear on any Forbes lists. He’s 89 and is still living off that money today however in 2011 one insider told American media companies he’s actually more likely worth upwards of $700 billion.
3. ALI ABDULLAH SALEH ($126 Billion)
Here’s another rich middle eastern politician. He was the president of Yemen for three decades obviously manipulating many polls. He was also removed from power in 2011, but this didn’t stop him collecting billions to add to his personal fortune. Ali was known for his money and for his women which he also reportedly paid to spend time with. He’s estimated to have a hundred and twenty-six billion dollars stashed away in secret bank accounts. This, of course, makes the former prime minister of this poor country filthy stinking rich.
2. VLADIMIR PUTIN ($200 Billion)
Here is the richest man on the planet right now! He doesn’t appear on the Forbes rich list but he is number one on the Forbes ‘Most Powerful People’ list and with great power often comes great wealth as we’ve already seen on this list. While Bill Gates his 80 billion dollars is a large amount it’s nothing compared to Putin’s 200 billion dollars. Putin claims to have far less than this, but it was leaked he has billions stored away in Panamanian bank accounts. He has million dollar watch collections, yachts and mansions so this really isn’t a surprise and thanks to all the Russian oligarchs paying Putin a ton of money. It’s clear he has far more than the mere two billion he claims to have. So not only is Putin the world’s most powerful person he’s also the world’s richest.
1. MANSA MUSA ($400 Trillion)
So we’ve just covered the richest man in the world right now, but we’re not done that’s right! There’s one more now this guy isn’t alive anymore, but he is the richest person in time ever. He had a net worth of over 400 trillion dollars, but you’ve likely never heard of him he was the sultan of the West African empire which was massive. As a result, he pretty much owned the entire of West Africa which has a lot of land and resources. Sultan’s were also treated like kings.