Is Putin the richest man in the world? This is the millionaire salary he receives and the luxuries he enjoys

Putin the richest man in the world
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a plenary session at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (Sergei Bobylev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

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The life of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been a secret for years. The president has kept a low profile since his arrival in the Russian government, as has his family. The absence of official files makes it more difficult to obtain official information about any aspect of his intimate life. However, international newspapers have launched investigations to uncover the mysteries of the Kremlin leader

Recently, the British outlet Daily Mail exposed that Putin could be the richest man in the world, due to the amount of property he owns and the monthly income he receives as president of Russia. According to the newspaper’s calculations, the Russian president annually earns 107,000 pounds sterling (about 2,300,000 Mexican pesos). For the year 2017, the Kremlin leader would have earned 18.7 million rubles (4 million Mexican pesos). However, with the war in Ukraine. Agence France Press estimates that the president has achieved an increase in his income.

His multimillion-dollar fortune and his luxurious properties

It is worth mentioning that Putin’s salary as president represents only a minuscule part of his total fortune. According to Daily Mail, the Russian president has a large number of properties and shares in companies, although he uses third-party names to avoid being discovered. Apparently, the president has shares in companies such as Gazprom, Surgutneftegas and Gunvor, so his wealth would exceed 40 billion dollars

Among the luxuries he possesses, it is said that the Russian president has two mansions, one of them in the vicinity of Lake Valdai. According to the investigations made at the time by the opponent, Alexéi Nalvalny, this palace has a spa, jacuzzis, a swimming pool, a sauna and a living room of approximately 500 square meters. Another of his residence is located on the Black Sea and it is estimated that it has its own casino and even an underground ice rink.

As if that were not enough, Daily Mail revealed that as part of the luxuries, the Kremlin leader has a large number of cars and a super yacht valued at more than 500 million pounds sterling, which was confiscated a few months ago, in the middle of the sanctions applied by Washington and the European Union, this after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Finally, the outlet also pointed out that Putin has at least four planes loaded with the highest technology; These aircraft are equipped with conference tables and an office, likewise, they have gold details on the toilet seats.