PARIS: Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, reality TV star and US president-elect whose worth Forbes estimates at $3.7 billion, joins an ultra-elite group of billionaire business tycoons who have come to power through the ballot box.
Other political leaders who first made fortunes in businesses from chocolates to telecoms include:
ITALY: Media mogul Silvio Berlusconi served as prime minister three times between 1994 and 2011. According to Forbes magazine Berlusconi was in 2016 Italy’s fifth-richest man with a fortune of $6.2 billion, at 188th place in the world. Conflicts between his private interests and his public duties landed him in …read more
Source: The Kooza