Richest people on the earth you have no idea
What comes to your mind when you heard about the richest men on the earth? Probably the list of names that Forbes publishes it every year including Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos or Amancio Ortega Gaona
and you think they have all the wealth. In case you think so, let me clear your doubt that there are people on the earth who have ten times more wealth than the current richest person according to Forbes. There is a different part of the discussion that how rich people hide their wealth or whether they are doing it or not. For now, let’s have a look and some of them have more wealth than Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates combine or maybe more than the official top 10 richest people! The list includes both dead and alive people as well. Dead people descendants are still enjoying the same status without getting any public attention as it’s still a mystery about their wealth. Here we are presenting 10 Richest people on the earth you have no idea.
10. Bhumibol Adulyadej
He ruled the country for seven decades till his death in October 2016, and one of the most popular kings in the country. He left $30 billion before his death that mostly comes from properties and real estate investment. As Thailand is becoming a major tourist nation, the valuation of his properties rapidly growing.
09. Ali Abdullah Saleh
The former president of Yemen who never finished his education and joined the army at a very young age and later became the colonel and finally the president of two countries. From 1978 to 1990 he was the president of North Yemen and after Yemeni unification, he continued his dictatorship for 22 years till the Yemen Revolution. Even he forced to resign after the Yemen Revolution but managed to loot more than $ 60billion. Treachery with Houthis whom he openly supported once took his life.
08. British Royal Family
Though here we are including the entire royal family, however, the main power holder is no other than the Queen who has direct/indirect control over the assets. According to a research, the royal family contributes £1.8bn to the UK economy every year. The Royal Family net-worth £ 67-68 billion that includes Royal collection of arts that consists of Crown Jewels and various valuable assets that are yet to be calculated. Some brands are directly managed by the families and would be some billion dollars in valuation.
07. Hosni Mubarak
The second victim of Arab Spring that ended his 30 years political career but that didn’t affect him financially. Because he already had the massive wealth that about $70 billion and took it with him after resignation. Still, no one can what’s the actual amount, and this is just an overall calculation. According to The Washington Post report, he may be the richest person on the earth with a net worth of $ 700 billion. That is pretty good and at least seven times higher than Jeff Bezos current wealth.
06. JP Morgan & his Family
Lesser known family with well-known company JP Morgan ‘s exact net worth is still unknown and there is a massive difference between the Forbes and historians Michael M. Klepper- Robert E. Gunther data. The official figure says $42 billion whereas unofficial figure is $119 billion. There are lots of controversies regarding their financial activities, but nothing has been proved yet.
05. Bashar al-Assad
Probably the most well-known face, for now, a day and a doctor by education, and is fighting the longest battle since the Arab Spring. Even after the seven years of bloodiest war still, there is no solution and in fact, in the other word, no one is ready to give up yet. Of course, when you have $122 billion as net worth how can anyone ready to resign especially if it is hidden. While the official figure shows $ 1.5 billion, unofficial data tells a different story.
04. A. Vladimir Putin
Source: Kremlin Official
The guy who is on a mission to save Assad from being overthrown is no less than him. We can safely predict his net worth is not less than $ 200 billion and his ties with other Russian Oligarchs is helping him to grow his personal assets.
04. B. Muammar Al Gaddafi
In his 4 decades of the ruling, he would never imagine that his own people would drag and kill him. At the same time, we can easily predict he would have some billion dollars in his bank account, but his fortune is beyond imagination. If we believe the source, it is a massive $200 billion or more, but no one knows where all his wealth is. Gaddafi was smart and successfully managed to hide his assets from the public eye, and his children would never worry about the future even though they are not enjoying the power.
03. The House of Saud
Source: US Department of Defense
Another richest family (we choose to say so) in this list whose wealth is not billion but trillion dollar. Of course, they made their fortune through oil, and the current King Salman alone control more than $ 50 billion, and rest are spread across the family. According to a data, they have $ 1.4 trillion, and we can imagine with the prediction only.
02. Rothschild Family
There are controversies and conspiracy theories regarding the actual wealthiest family in the world. Some say, Rothschild, whereas other say Rockefeller. The actual data is yet to be proved and will never come to the public eye. By combining their large family tree, it is assumed that they have more than $3 trillion and some say it is close to $4 trillion.
01. Rockefeller Family
Source: Barrybar- Flickr
We put his name because of the official Forbes data that make him the history’s richest whose only aim was to earn $1 lakh and live 100 years. At the 25 he became the richest man of the world, and gain control over 90 percent of America’s oil. Though his flagship company Standard Oil closed in 1911 that did not deter him to continue his monopoly and today the Rockefeller Foundation works as a cover of his wealth. His 200 family members spread across the world and continue his legacy. His official net-worth that is divided in between his 200 family members are about $ 340 billion or $3.4 trillion that is more than Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Jeff Bezos combine.
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