Vladimir Putin the president of the Russian Federation might be secretly the Richest Man in the World and the most powerful man in the world. News which is going around the world says he is the richest man and his net worth is more than Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates combined.
You’re wondering how much he Vladimir Putin net worth is? Well the former KGB officer, once a prime minister, a president between 2000 and 2008 and 2012 to date is said to have a net worth value of $200 billion that’s according Bill Browder a former Hermitage Capital Management CEO who testified to Senate Judiciary Committee in US. But these are rumors and not facts and no one exactly knows his net worth. But let’s dig deep into his career and we might get to the bottom of this matter, we might even uncover the truth in the $200 billion net worth claims.
Biography & Career
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is the son of Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin and Maria Ivanovna Putina who gave birth to him in 1952 in Russia. He is the youngest child in their family though he is the only living child in the family and the only surviving member of the family. He went to school at Baskov Lane, then joined Peterburg High School and after graduation attended Saint Pertsburg State University where he graduated in 1975. Putin had a wife named Lyudmila Shkrebneva whom she married in 1983 but divorced in 2013. The couple had two daughters.
Putin career kicked off as a KGB officer and trained in 401st KGB School in Okhta Leningrad. He was in KGB for 16 years and before he resigned in 1991 he was in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His political career kicked off in 1990 when he was appointed the advisor on international affairs by mayor Sobchak and held other political offices in Saint Petersburg. His involvement with Moscow came when he was appointed the Deputy Chief of the presidential property management department in 1996, then deputy chief of presidential staff in 1997 and in 1998 appointed first deputy chief of presidential staff for regions. In the same year he took the position of director of Federal Security service which was a successor to KGB and in 1999 he became the fifth Prime Minister of Russia.
In 1999 December 31st the president of Russia Yeltsin resigned and Putin became the acting president of Russian Federation. In 2000 to 2004 he became the president of Russia and he was reelected for a second term until 2008. Since he could not run again for the third term Putin was appointed the Prime Minister of Russia in 2008 a term that went until 2012. In 2012 he run for the president position for a third term and won by 63.6% and he is still the president of Russia to date.
Vladimir Putin has received a number of civilian awards, honorary doctorates among other awards. some of these honors he has received are Order of José Martí from Cuba, Order of Zayed from UAE, Order of Ismoili Somoni Tajikistan, Légion d’honneur by France, Angel of Peace Medal from Pope Francis, Confucius Peace Prize from The China International Peace Research Center among other several awards.
Vladimir Putin Net Worth
Vladimir Putin net worth figures off late have been estimated to stand at $200 billion making him the wealthiest person in the world secretly. However, this information is according to the former Hermitage Capital management CEO Bill Browder who put the figures to $200 billion. The source of the wealth is from nefarious practices but that is something Putin has been accused of on numerous times. As of today, no one can clearly give the actual figures of Vladimir Putin net worth although many sources reveal he might have more than Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos net worth fortune combined.
8 Facts You Need To Know About Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin who has dominated Russian political scenes for more than a decade now either as prime minister or the president of Russia has recently been on the spotlight over his association with President Donald Trump. Trump has nothing but praise even though many know him as a ruthless ruler who has had a murky rise to power. However other than being said he is the world’s richest most powerful man and an international boogeyman what other facts don’t you know about Vladimir Putin.
1. Since his capture of the presidency he has raised Russia GDP per capita from $2400 to $12,000 which he says his vision is to see Russia become a super power
2. He is the man behind the silent opposition as he quashed it and if you’re against him your either forced to leave the country or get some jail time just like Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
3. Russia is ranked at number 131 out of 176 in the list of most corrupt countries in the world by Transparency International a scenario that has been blamed on Vladimir Putin.
4. There rumors that Putin is the world’s richest man and he may have $40 billion worth of assets and Vladimir Putin net worth might be at $200 billion.
5. It’s also said that he has a house on the Black Sea worth $1 billion.
6. Putin has quick temper and when he was growing up he was a thug.
7. He excelled at martial arts and Judo no wonder he does have a blackbelt.
8. One of his favorite music groups are The Beatles and most favorite Beatle is Paul McCartney. The most favorite song is Beatles “Yesterday”.
Vladimir Putin might be the richest person alive in the world today looking at his net worth which is again unverifiable but no one can deny he has really improved the economy of Russia and made Russia a super power. Maybe what they say is true. He is the most powerful man on the planet.