Corruption can be found in the almost every part of the world, whether it is the United States or Pakistan, no country is safe from it. Some of the countries may have successful tackling with the corruption, but there are many nations where it is continuously growing day by day. Moreover, the politicians from the poor countries spent their life with complete pleasure by utilizing the funds of the people.
In this article, we will tell you about the top 11 most corrupt politicians in the world in 2018. The majority of these people are Prime Ministers or Presidents who have betrayed their people for the sake of increasing own wealth.
11. Kim Jong UN, North Korea
North Korea may have been known to make lots of missiles and arms under the Kim Jong UN, but his name is listed as one of the most corrupt leaders in the Panorama Papers. He uses the public money to spend his life in pleasure and forced the people to live a miserable life.
Moreover, he has also imposed many strict laws in their country that make the North Korea one of the most dangerous countries to live in the world.
10. Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine
Petro Poroshenko is a Ukrainian President who has been involved in endless corruption during his tenure as a foreign minister and minister of trade and economic development. He generates a great amount of money by concealing secret deals with other countries.
Still, it is a bad luck of the people living in Ukraine that this man has become the President of the country. He is responsible for destroying the economy of the country and known as one of the most corrupt persons in the history of politics.
9. M. Karunanidhi, India
M. Karunanidhi served as the Chief Minister of the Tamil Nadu state in India five times and known for the popular corruption scandal 2G spam. He is known as the king of corruption in the Indian politics. Even his daughter and Indian telecom minister A. Raja was arrested in this biggest corruption case in the world.
As per the official reports, he earns a whopping amount of more than $1500 million in this case. Now, you might be understood why he made the list of the most corrupt politicians in the world right now.
8. Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, United Arab Emirates
Khalifa Bin Zayed is the current President of the UAE and the Supreme Commander of the country’s Union Defense Force. Zayed’s royal family owns the resources of more than $150 billion and the majority of their earnings came from the corruption with the offshore companies.
Moreover, he owns lots of properties in the London city, that include Mayfair’s Berkeley Square Estate and BHS Building, Oxford Street.
7. King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabia
Salman Bin is a present king of the country and served as the head of the house between 1963 and 2011. As per the Panama Papers, he has made more than $17 billion through offshore companies. It causes an extreme damage to the economy of Saudi Arabia.
He owns many expensive properties in the different countries across the world. Additionally, he has a great range of cars in his wardrobe. In total, his total earning is $34 million that makes him one of the most corrupt politicians in the world.
6. David Cameron, United Kingdom
David Cameron is one of the popular politicians in the United Kingdon who served as the Prime Minister of the country between 2010 and 2016. He is one of the corrupt ministers who have been mentioned in the Panama Leaks Paper because of the corruption in offshore resources. However, Cameron denied it and said he only has one house in London and a limited amount of money.
According to the secret sources, the corruption was the major reason for resign of the David Cameroon in 2016. It makes him one of the most corrupt leaders in the world.
5. Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, Iceland
Sigmundur was the youngest Prime Minister in the history of Iceland who served from May 2013 to April 2016. He announces resign from the post after the release of the Panama Papers that reveals lots of things about him. It includes the shared ownership of Wintris with his wife and showing off only 50% share while entering the parliament.
As per the leading sources, he has made a corruption of US $4.5 million through his tenure and illegally sold companies in the name of his wife.
4. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatorial Guinea
Teodoro is one of those leaders who belong to one of the world’s poorest countries but counted as one of the wealthiest persons in the entire globe. He has been serving as the President of Equatorial Guinea since 1979. According to a report by the Forbes Magazine, he has a net worth of $600 million that makes him one of the wealthiest heads of state in the world.
He took a great amount of bribe from the Exxon Mobil and Hess Corporation for the sake of giving tenders in the country. Moreover, the real question is that how a President can have such a big amount of money in their bank account. All these things make Obiang as one of the most corrupt leaders in the world.
3. Joseph Estrada, Philippines
This Filipino politician served as the President of Philippines from 1998 to 2001. There were corruption charges against Joseph during 2000 and accused of making at least $80 million during his tenure. In addition to that, he made it into the list of World’s All-Time Corrupt Leaders in the 2004 Global Transparency Report.
During his Presidency tenure, Joseph Estrada cared about making the people of upper class happy and earned bribe in return. No country in the world will ever want to have such a leader as their President.
2. Vladimir Putin, Russia
Vladimir Putin is the present Russian President who is one of the most popular politicians all over the world. In addition to that, he was the Prime Minister of the country three times between 1999 and 2012. During his working tenure, the Russia scored extremely weak in the Corruption Perceptions Index of the Transparency International.
Additionally, the Panama Papers declared him one of the most corrupt politicians in the world because of his increased wealth and established businesses.
1. Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan
Without any doubt, Nawaz Sharif, the current Prime Minister of Pakistan is the most corrupt politicians in the world right now. He is also the richest person in Pakistan and established many businesses all over the country. As per the secret reports, he has made a corruption of $418 million during his tenure as the Prime Minister.
In addition to that, he owns many sugar mills and developing hidden projects all over the country. Sharif also makes a great amount of money from the Metro Bus Service and it makes them one of the most corrupt leaders in the world.
Here we are, the above list of the most corrupt politicians in the world consist of many famous persons. These people have misused the public money and increase their wealth by a significant amount.