In this article, You can read how rich is the world’s most powerful man. The Richest Man In the world, Vladimir Putin, is a Russian Politician and currently the President of Russia, the most powerful country. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union, on October 7, 1952. Putin got a law degree and then spent 16 years in the KGB before he got into politics. He went to the 401st KGB school in Leningrad, Okhta, for training. Putin’s annual salary as President is reported to be $187,000. (5.8 million rubles).
Vladimir Putin’s Early Years
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union, on October 7, 1952. His mom “Maria,” worked in a factory, and his dad, “Vladimir Spiridonovich” was in the Soviet Navy. He started learning Judo and sambo when he was twelve and now has a black belt in Judo. He learned German at St. Petersburg High School 281, so he can speak it well.
Putin got his law degree in 1975 from Leningrad State University, not Saint Petersburg University. He met Anatoly Sobchak, who helped write the Russian constitution and was an assistant professor who taught business law while in college. He had a huge impact on Putin’s career.
Vladimir Putin’s Career
Putin got a law degree and then spent 16 years in the KGB before he got into politics. He went to the 401st KGB school in Leningrad, Okhta, for training. In 1984, he was sent to the Yuri Andropov Red Banner Institute in Moscow to learn more after working in Leningrad to keep an eye on foreigners and consular officials. After that, he worked in Dresden, East Germany, from 1985 to 1990 under the name of a translator. After the Communist East German government fell, he moved to Leningrad and worked in the International Affairs department at Leningrad State University. There, he met Anatoly Sobchak again. Putin says that on the second day after the failed coup against President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991, he quit the KGB because he disagreed with what had happened and didn’t want to be part of the new government’s intelligence operation.
Sobchak, who used to be his professor, soon became the mayor of Leningrad, and Putin was put in charge of the mayor’s office’s Committee for External Relations.
He worked in different political and government positions to build his political career. Putin was named Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB) by then-President Boris Yeltsin in July 1998. The FSB is the successor to the KGB and is the central intelligence and security organization of the Russian Federation.
Yeltsin made him acting Prime Minister of the Government of the Russian Federation on August 9, 1999. Later that day, after Yeltsin said he wanted Putin to be his successor, Putin agreed to run for President. His first time in the White House was from 2000 to 2008. Putin also led Russia as Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000 and 2008 to 2012. Over the years, Putin has become known for being very controversial. He is often criticized by other world leaders and political experts when it comes to human rights and foreign policy. Many people in the West have said that the way he has stayed in power in Russia is “not democratic.” Still, Putin has been pretty popular with the Russian people since he became President in 1999 after Boris Yeltsin quit unexpectedly.
Vladimir Putin’s Secret Billion Dollar Fortune
Putin’s annual salary as President is reported to be $187,000. (5.8 million rubles). In 2012, he said he made 3.6 million rubles, which is about $113,000. Putin also says he has a modest amount: $180,000 in a savings account, a few cars made in Russia, and a 16,000-square-foot plot of land in the Moscow suburbs. Putin’s ex-wife, Lyudmila, controls $260,000 in bank accounts. They said that, all together, their net worth was less than $500,000.
Many Russian insiders and experts think that Putin has done more than make life better for the average Russian citizen during his time in power. While many industries that used to be owned by the government were sold to private companies, it is said that Putin used his influence to build up large, secret ownership stakes in several multi-billion dollar commodity firms. Putin’s most vocal critics say that he used his power to get a 4.5% stake in the natural gas company Gazprom, a 37% stake in the oil company Surgutneftegas, and a 50% stake in the Swiss oil trader Gunvor. Gazprom brings in more than $150 billion a year, Guvnor brings in $80 billion, and Surgutneftegas brings in more than $20 billion.
Vladimir Putin’s Personal life
Putin married Lyudmila Shkrebneva on July 28, 1983. From 1985 to 1990, they lived in East Germany, where they had their daughter Yekaterina Putina. Mariya Putina, their other daughter, was born in Leningrad. They said they were getting a divorce in June 2013, and in April 2014, they said it was official.
For a politician, he has a pretty unique public image, which is mainly made up of how “macho” and outdoorsy he is. Several times, he went shirtless or did dangerous or extreme sports that made him famous. He is also known for sayings that are called “Putinism.” These come from how he uses the Russian language uniquely (similar to how George W. Bush is famous for his malapropisms here in the United States). During an interview with American journalist Larry King, Putin was asked what happened to a Russian submarine that had been lost in an explosion. He answered, “She sank.” This is an example of “Putinism.”
Vladimir Putin Net Worth: How Much Money Does He Have?
Vladimir Putin is a Russian politician whose net worth is estimated at $70 billion. During his career, he has been President and Prime Minister of Russia. Because of this, he has a very controversial reputation around the world. His second term as President of Russia began in 2012 and is still ongoing.
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