6. Nursultan Nazarbayev – $1 billion
Nursultan Nazarbayev is a political figure that will seem vaguely familiar to you.
With a net worth estimated at $1 billion and ruling a former communist republic of Central Asia, the president of Kazakhstan is a faithful copy of a wealthy politician we introduced earlier – Islam Karimov. Nazarbayev holds the title “Leader of the Nation” and won unopposed every “free election” ever since the break of the Soviet bloc.
When it comes to money, things get damn right outrageous. Nazarbayev was caught joggling $8.5 billion in a Swiss bank account. When a Kazakh opposition newspaper tried to bring such affairs into the light, his response was brutal.
Severed dog heads and the “There will be no last time” message made it clear that Nazarbayev doesn’t like people snooping around his affairs.