Viral Message: Gandhi is originally from Italy. She is the widow of Rajiv Gandhi, the assassinated former prime minister, the viral message claims she is the fourth richest politician.
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Viral Message Verification:- The article was published in a businessinsider, back in 2012. The article named as “Meet The 23 Richest Politicians In The World”.
The fact is based on German newspaper Die Welt's World's Luxury Guide section recently released a list of the world's richest politicians, and from local officials and members of Congress to foreign ministers and royal heirs, the list includes newcomers and regulars alike.
This news is based on the basic of a weblink http://www.worlds-luxury-guide.com/Luxury-News/433294/Worlds-Richest-Politicians, however this link does not exist anymore. You get a Not Found message, if you visit the web page.
Business Insider is an American financial and business news website that also operates international editions in the UK, Australia, China, Germany, France, India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nordics, Poland and Singapore. Several International editions are published in local languages: Chinese, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Polish and Japanese.
It is a global website which content can be accepted and is reliable as well. However as the reference given in this article regarding the source, as it is no more available , the news as well cannot be trusted.
As per forbes, the richest politician of the world are:
- Michael Bloomberg, Net Worth: $22 billion
- Mikhail Prokhorov, Net Worth: $13.2 billion
- Bidzina Ivanishvili, Net Worth: $6.4 billion
- Silvio Berlusconi, Net Worth: 5.9 billion
- Henry Ross Perot Sr., Net Worth: 3.5
- Andrei Guriev, Net Worth: 3.5 billion
- Naguib Sawiris, Net Worth: 1
- Nijib Mikati, Net Worth: 3 billion
- Sebastian Pinera, Net Worth: 2.4 billion
- jeff Greene, Net Worth: 2.1 billion
- Dmitry Ananyev, Net Worth: 1.8 billion
- Saad Hariri, Net Worth: 1.7 billion
- Tom Golisano, Net Worth: 1.5 billion
- Meg Whitman, Net Worth: 1.4 billion
- lord david, Net Worth: 1.1 billion
- Alexander Lebedev, Net Worth: 1.1 billion