Vladimir Putin net worth

You would probably be staggered if we said that after more than a decade in charge in Russia Vladimir Putin is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The fact is that he’s estimated to be worth a lot more than that. The Vladimir Putin net worth amount is said to be somewhere approaching $200 billion. If that’s true, he is the richest man on the planet.
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Mother Russia’s been kind to Putin but he’s not been kind to it. Insiders reveal that his fortune comes from money meant for the Russian people which was pushed into Swiss accounts, stocks and shares that Putin benefits from and property that is under his name. While roads, schools and hospitals are allowed to deteriorate, Putin’s bank balance rises daily. If the $200 billion estimate that leading industrial figures claim he has access to is true, Putin’s net worth outstrips Microsoft founder Bill Gates who’s worth $79 billion.

Bill Browder

Hedge fund manager Bill Browder was once the largest foreign investor in Russia and he’s the one making this $200 billion claim. In an interview with CNN he claims that Putin’s “first eight or 10 years about reign over Russia was about stealing as much money that he could,” which is what set him up as a billionaire. To understand the man’s claims we should have a look at his history in Russia. Browder went from being Russia’s top investor when he was CEO of Hermitage Capital Management to being blacklisted from working in the country. He went from supporting President Putin to bad-mouthing him on CNN. He was expelled from Russia in 2005 as he was labelled a “threat to national security” so this $200 billion figure for Putin’s net worth is coming from a source who knows what he’s talking about.

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