Ever wondered just how rich the richest world leaders really are? To put it in perspective, President Obama may be worth several million dollars, but he does not even come close to some of his contemporaries.
Based on available data, HuffPost World has compiled a list of some of the richest world leaders currently in power. The roster includes a mixture of kings, presidents, sultans and queens. Most are male (as the world's political leaders tend to be, too). They skew to the Middle East, and their wealth generally comes from family connections, profitable investments and in some cases, corrupt rule. Unsurprisingly, many of their countries' citizens lead much, much humbler lives.
For comparison, each country's GDP per capita is juxtaposed with a leader's personal net worth, just to show how different life is for the haves and have-nots.
Meet some of the world's richest world leaders:
1. Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
Putin is believed to be worth between $40 and $70 billion, Bloomberg notes.
GDP per capita: $14,000
Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony to hand over the diplomatic credentials at the Kremlin in Moscow, on October 23, 2013. (MAXIM SHEMETOV/AFP/Getty Images)