Some of the richest despots in the world are in New York this week, so we decided to highlight of few of the richest ones. It's good to be the king.
It’s Good to be the King
Back in March, Parade magazine came out with its list of the world’s worst dictators. It’s a fun read, though it doesn’t really focus on the fact that these guys are all pretty much loaded. It’s often hard to settle on a definitive number when estimating their net worth, primarily because their personal fortunes and the holdings of their countries often overlap. So, in honor of the fact that many of these guys or their representatives are in the U.S. for the U.N.’s big annual get together, we’ve put together a rundown of some of their financial holdings. We think it’s only fair to point this out, given that the citizens of these countries – regular people like me and you, except much, much poorer – are the one’s paying for the dictators’ American vacations.If you have your own favorite rich dictator, please feel free point that out in the comments.Photo Credit: Alan Saunders