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8 World Leaders Who Have Way More Money Than Donald Trump

As a man who doesn't seem to be too fond of poor people, President Donald Trump loves to brag about how rich he is.

When he announced he was running for president, Trump pointed to his wealth as a sign he should run the country. “I'm really rich,” he said at the time.

It's clear the president derives much of his self-worth from being perceived as extremely affluent and loves to be surrounded by other wealthy people.

His cabinet, which is full of millionaires and billionaires, is the richest in the history of the United States.

But, when it comes down to it, there are actually a number of world leaders who are far more wealthy than Trump.

In the past, Trump claimed to be worth $10 billion. But, according to Bloomberg Billionaire's Index, he's worth closer to $2.9 billion.

That's certainly not a small amount of money, but here are eight foreign leaders who are more wealthy than Trump.

Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives for the first day of the G20 economic summit on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. The G20 group of nations are meeting July 7-8 and major topics will include climate change and migration.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump's alleged BFF, is believed to be worth anywhere from $40 billion to $70 billion, The Washington Post reports.

According to Time, some believe Putin is worth as much as $200 billion. If that's true, it would make Putin the richest person in the world.

Like many politicians, Putin is not particularly open about his finances. Trump, who has yet to release his tax returns, isn't much different.

But, unlike Trump, Putin has tried to downplay how wealthy he really is. Putin reported making 3.6 million rubles in 2013, according to The Washington Post, which is equivalent to around $101,000.

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud during his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People on March 16, 2017 in Beijing, China. At the invitation of President Xi Jinping, King Salman Bin Abdul-Aaziz Al-Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will pay a state visit to China from March 15 to 18, 2017.

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Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the king of Saudi Arabia, is estimated to be worth around $17 billion, according to International Business Times.

Maha Vajiralongkorn

Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn arrives at the airport to greet foreign monarchs arriving for the 60th anniversary celebration of Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej's accession to the throne on June 11, 2006 in Bangkok, Thailand. Royals from 25 countries will attend the 60th anniversary celebrations of King of Thailand's accession to the throne.

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Maha Vajiralongkorn became king of Thailand in 2016 after his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Vajiralongkorn is believed to have inherited a fast sum of money from his late father — somewhere between $30 to $40 billion, according to International Business Times.

Hassanal Bolkiah

In this handout image provided by Host Photo Agency, Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, representing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), attends the first working meeting of the G20 summit on September 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The G20 summit is expected to be dominated by the issue of military action in Syria while issues surrounding the global economy, including tax avoidance by multinationals, will also be discussed during the two-day summit.

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Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei, is estimated to be worth around $20 billion, according to Forbes.

Prince Hans-Adam II

The 30-year-old hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg is the last hereditary Prince in Europe to get married, marrying his 28-year old Belgian Countess bride in a lavish 2-day ceremony.

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Prince Hans-Adam II, the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, is believed to be worth around $4 billion, according to Forbes.

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum looks on during the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse on March 26, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, is believed to be worth over $4 billion, Forbes reports.

Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates attends with other OPEC Heads of States the opening session of their Third OPEC Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 17, 2007.

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Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates, is worth approximately $15 billion, according to Forbes.

Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un clapping.

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Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, is believed to be worth around $5 billion, International Business Times reports.

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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