Top Ten Poorest National Leaders Of The World


A common perception about being a leader at national level is that the influence of money would also be quiet evident. Many leaders from all around the world, who have been indulged with a powerful leadership and related tasks, are not all too rich. Factually, leadership skills have nothing to do with the power of wealth. We have got a list of poorest national leaders in the world who have made it happen for different reasons.

10. Borut Pahor

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The very first name on the list is Borut Pahor, who became the president of Slovenia in 2012. Pahor came from the Social Democrats Party and also served as a member of national assembly for some time. He has come to the list of poorest presidents in the world with an estimated net worth of $45,000.

9. Federico Franco

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A surgeon by profession and ex member of Authentic Radical Liberal Party, Mr. Federico Franco has also been included in the list of poorest leaders in the world. He became the president of Paraguay in June 2012. He has got a wealth of $40,000.

8. Xi Jinping

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The phenomenal leader of the largest nation in the world, People’s Republic of China, Xi Jiping occupies third spot on the list. He also served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China but still stands amongst the poorest leaders of the world. His wealth is estimated to $39,500.

7. Alexander Lukashenko

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Considering the last dictator of Europe, the next poorest president on our list is

Alexander Lukkashenko. He served as Belarus President since 1994 and kept his actions strict and un friendly that turned out to make him one of the worst presidents in the world. He is amongst the poorest leaders of the world with an estimated wealth of $33000.

6. Pranab Kumar Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee addressing the nation on the eve of 65th Republic Day celebration at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Jan. 25, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

Pranab Kumar Mukherjee, the President of India since 2012 is the next poorest national leaders in the world. Being with government for more than 40 years, still he comes up with an optimum wealth of 30,000. He has also remained the most trusted assistant of the Prime Minister Indra Gandhi.

5. Marin Raykov Nikolov

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Marin Raykov has served as the acting president of Bulgaria for more than nine months. He worked for the improvement of economy of the country and succeeded in making it world’s fast growing economy. He is still poor with an estimated worth of $28,500.

4. Robert Mogabe

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Robert Mogabe, the former president and prior prime minister of Zimbabwe, appears next on the list of poorest leaders in the world. He is known for his bad management skills and taking Zimbabwe to a certain level of poverty. His estimated wealth is $25,000.

3. Hamid Karzai

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Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, takes next position amongst the poorest national leaders in the world. He was elected in 2001 and was the one dealing with Taliban regime and American forces after 9/11. His estimated net worth is $20,000.

2. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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The president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also makes it to the list of poorest national leaders in the world. He is the leader of a conservative group of the country known as the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran. He has a wealth estimated to $15000.

1. Pope Francis


The president of smallest independent states in the world, Pope Francis joined the office in 2013. He has been renowned for his simplicity and modesty for his state and people. He is mainly indulged with the missionary work so he doesn’t own any remarkable wealth.