29. Kim Jong-un – $4 billion
Kim Jong-un rules North Korea with one fist full of dictatorship attributes and another one firmly holding the many billions written to his name.
News from the other side of the Iron Curtain is never trustworthy. However, no one denies the 35-year-old Communist ruler has at its disposal enough money to fund a lavishing lifestyle, one that comes in dark contrast with the daily hassle of the impoverished citizens.
No one knows how Kim’s dynasty took hold of such an extravagant fortune, as North Korea has virtually no competitive industry. Some go as far as to say the ruler perfected an operation that deals with forging foreign currency.
Most dictators settle for smoking fine cigars and whipping their fellow citizens to work faster and more productive. Kim is more ambitious, as he made a personal obsession out of gifting the country with a nuclear arsenal.
Kim Jong-un recently entered a bitter feud with Donald Trump, and something tells us the primary source of discord is on measuring their wealth.