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Examination of World Leaders

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EXPOSING THE SORCERERS: Examination of World Leaders

According to The Global Wealth Report 2016 by the Credit Suisse Research Institute, the global wealth is about 256 trillion dollars and the wealth per adult was near $ 53,000.  However, the average wealth is simply dividing the entire world’s wealth by total adult population and this does not show the true median wealth per adult.  For example, the U.S. average wealth in 2015 was about $353,000 and the median was less than $50,000.   In 2015, about 33.7 million adults own more than $1 million of net worth. They make up for about 0.7 percent of global population and own about $ 113 trillion, over 45% of global wealth.   The following chart reports leaders’ wealth in comparison to their fellow citizens; and it reveals a brief look at their sources of the power and connections.  About 43 nations, almost a quarter of the world’s countries, are under monarchs.

In 2008, Nepal voted to terminate its 240-year Hindu monarchy and made King Gyanendra turn over his royal palace, which became a museum.  Nevertheless, there are still numerous monarchs worth more than $150 billion and with significant power.  Additionally, in nearly every nation, the leader is thousands of times more wealthy than the average citizen and is influenced by wealthy corporations and other rich citizens.  In 2016, Forbes listed 1,810 BILLIONAIRES with a total net worth of about $6.5 trillion (down from $7T; 2015; 1,833 billionaires).  The following Examination of World Leaders reveals corruption, unfairness and that the world is still very much under the sway of the evil one and sorcerers – who control, enslave, cause rebellion against justice and impartiality, and allow their countrymen to be bewitched.

EXAMINATION of 165 WORLD LEADERS (Jan. 2017)

Key: SWP = Share of World Population; SWW = Share of World Wealth/PPP (2008);

L. = Leaders; MWA = Median Wealth per Adult; P = Population (2010-15);

m = million; B = billion; T = Trillion; k = thousands; Sources at bottom; N/A = not avail.

Country Name L. Worth P/SWP/SWW% MWA$
WORLD   4.4 billion adults $256 Tril. 7.4 B/100/100% 3.6k
January 2017 the total world wealth (GNW or Gross National Wealth = assets – liabilities) was estimated to be $256 trillion, with the top 30 nations as follows: $83 trillion in the U.S., $24T in Japan, $23.4T in China, $14.5T in the UK (loss of $1T from 2015 due to Brexit & value of pound), $12.4T in Germany, $11.9T in France, $10T Italy, $7.6T Canada, $6.4T Australia, $6.3T S. Korea, $4.4T Spain, $3.4T Switzerland, $3.2T Taiwan, $3.1T India, $2.5T Brazil, $2.4T Netherlands, $2.3T Belgium, $1.8T Indonesia, $1.7T Sweden, $1.6T Mexico, $1.4T Austria, $1.2T Norway, $1.2T Hong Kong, $1.1T Singapore, $1.1T Russia, $1.1T Denmark, $1.1T Turkey, $1T New Zealand, $.95T Greece, and .9T Israel.  Most of the other 163 countries have much less of the world’s wealth.
Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani $4.7m 33.3m /.5% / <.5% < $200
A. Ghani Ahmadzai was a former finance minister and chancellor of Kabul Uni.  He was elected in 2014, after working at the UN and World Bank.  His wife is a Lebanese-American Christian.  Ghani told BBC ‘more than 90% of the more than $1 billion that was spent on about 400 UN projects in Afghanistan in 2002 was a waste of money.’  Ghani and wife in 2015 were worth about $4.7 million.  In 2004, Hamid Karzai became the first democratically elected head of the country.  He has a net worth over a quarter billion dollars and he owns several businesses.  In 2010, Mahmoud Karzai, brother of the president disclosed that his share in Kabul Bank was about $6.6 million.   In 2015, Afghan civil servants earned about $50 per month; and their average monthly income was $174.  In 2007, about 1/3 of Afghan homes had TVs, in 2015 62% had TVs; 23% a refrigerator; 22% a car and in 2013, 21% had internet access.

https://asiafoundation.org/resources/pdfs/Afghanistanin2015.pdf

Albania Bujar Nishani N/A 3m / .05% / .1% 1.5k
Nishani was elected by the Albanian Parliament.  He attended Skanderbeg Military Uni. and US Naval Postgraduate School.  He has a law degree and was interior minister before his ‘surprise’ win in 2012.  According to the Corruption Monitoring System report for Albania 2016 ‘almost one in two Albanian adult citizens admit to being demanded directly or indirectly to bribe public officials’ – including judges, political leaders, custom officials and local public officials for business purposes.
Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika $5m 40.3m /.5% / .1% 3k
The 80 year old president is in poor health and a 2015 New York Times article questioned if he was being manipulated by a ‘clique of oligarchs and ministers.’ Former PM Ali Benflis said Bouteflika’s health has left a ‘vacancy of power’ allowing others, including his brother, to take much control.   The general and tens of officers were dismissed and or jailed for conspiring.  In 2006, the Algerian Constitution was amended so Bouteflika could run for a 3rd and 4th term and indefinitely; it also increased his powers.  After abolishing term limits for the president, many see him as a dictator.  In 2015, Sonatrach and 18 others were accused of paying over $200 million in bribes to obtain Algerian oil contracts worth over $8 billion.   Many businessmen, such as Ali Haddad have significantly benefited from supporting the president’s campaigns.  Algeria’s sole billionaire, sugar baron Issad Rebrab is said to be a potential presidential candidate after Bouteflika.  Rebrab also owns a news organization.  Rebrab’s son is the CEO of Hyundai Algeria.
Angola Jose E. dos Santos $20 B 20.2m /.2% /.1% 1.2k
José Eduardo dos Santos has been president of Angola since 1979 – 4 years after Angola gained Independence.  He is considered by many to be a dictator.  He served in the MPLA guerrilla forces – the FAPLA.   A 2012 Forbes article listed him as one of ‘the 5 worst’ African rulers and he has been accused of much corruption, amassing wealth for friends and family while the poor suffer – about 70% of country lives on less than $2 a day.  When the Angolan Parliament restricted has financial holding companies, he put his daughter in position to receive kickbacks.  In 2012, the IMF reported that $32 billion in oil revenue went missing from the government’s ledger.   Santos’ worth is about $20 billion; his oldest daughter Isabel dos Santos was worth $3.2 billion at the beginning of 2017.
Argentina Mauricio Macri $20m 43.9m/.6%/.9% 6.9k
Like many foreign leaders, Macri studied in the U.S.  In 2016, he was named one of the ‘World’s 100 Most Influential People;’ as well as Time’s ‘Most Powerful President in Latin America.’  Mauricio is the son of the Italian-born tycoon, Franco Macri.  Macri was accused of spying and tapping phones of politicians and businessmen; he was cleared but 2 others when to jail.   He was also found in Mossack Fonseca’s ‘Panama Papers,’ revealing that he was a director of a Bahama-based trading company that he did not disclose when he was Mayor of Buenos Aires.  Reuters news reported in 2016 that Iecsa, a construction firm owned by the Macri family, was among numerous companies in the country being investigated in the ‘Car Wash’ scandal – which looked into kickbacks.  In 2016, Marci admitted to having $18 million in offshore tax havens.  He has been divorced twice and like many millionaires hid much of his money.  Due to changes in tax laws, Macri helped friend and banker Jorge Brito (started loan company in 1970s with $5,000) to be now worth over $1 billion.
Armenia Serzh Sargsyan millions 3.1m 1k
In 2016, President Serzh Sargsyan was said to be the second richest Armenian.  In the early 1970s he served in the USSR armed force; and after graduating college he quickly entered politics.   In 2008, on becoming president Serzh appointed multi-billionaire and Chairman of their Central Bank, Tigran Sargsyan as his Prime Minister.  Brother, Alexander ‘Sashik’ Sargsyan has become one of the richest people in Armenia and a member of parliament.  Sashik has been accused of continuous racketeering; and their other brother, Levon, heads a charity that funnels foreign donations into family interests.  Corruption is such that teachers have had to pay brides to get their jobs.
Australia Peter J. Cosgrove N/A 23m 47k
Former military chief, war-hero, Governor-General Cosgrove’s salary is over $450,000.  He has been called ‘one of the nicest and most down-to-earth blokes in Australia;’ as well as noted for his ‘dignity and toughness.’  Though Gov-Generals are the country’s leaders, it is the Queen of England (UK) that is technically over the former British colony; and it is the Prime Ministers that ‘run the country.’  In 2001, he was named Australian of the Year.
Austria Alex… Van der Bellen N/A 8.7m 31k
Alexander Bellen is called ‘the professor’ or ‘Sascha;’ yet, some call him the ‘green dictator.’  He won victory over Hofer and has been also called ‘the lesser evil of the two.’  The former dean of economics at the Uni. of Vienna is the son of a Russian aristocratic father and Estonian mother – both who fled Stalinism.   Austria has had its share of corruption scandals.  Several of the previous Chancellors and Ministers were investigated for suspicion of bribery and money laundering.  Finance Minister Grasser was found guilty of embezzling funds in connection with the sale of 60,000 government-owned apartments.  And like most nations, their politicians have ‘outsourced’ business deals through lobbyists. According to a 2014 European Commission EU Anti-Corruption Report, ‘66% of Austrian respondents polled in the 2013 Special Eurobarometer on corruption agree that corruption is widespread in their country (EU average: 76%).’  Van der Bellen’s grandfather and namesake was head of the Pskov government before the Russian Revolution.
Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev $500m 9.9m 1.8k
Ilham Aliyev’s father was the former president of the country which borders Russia and Iran.  He was in the Panama Papers for having hidden offshore millions in AtaHolding ($490m) through Mossack Fonseca who represented him for about 40 years from 1977 to 2015.  According to the former U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan (R.D.K.), ‘the franchising out of economic activity has been perfected in Azerbaijan.’  Ilham became president after his father in 2003.   His son Heydar, age 12 in 2010 bought 9 Dubai waterfront mansions totaling $44 million; and his 2 daughters also received $30 million worth of properties.  In 2015, it was reported Aliyev, the oil-rich president, owns a 10,500 sq’ London mansion worth more than $25 million.  He is a former Lenin Prize winner, as is Vladimir Putin.   Aliyev was also OCCRP’s Organized Crime and Corruption ‘Person of the Year’ in 2012.  OCCRP reporters compared him to a ‘mafia crime boss.’  His family has secret ownership in the country’s largest bank, construction companies, phone companies and gold mines, while the average citizen remains in poverty.
Bahrain King Hamad Khalifa 2.5B 1.4 / .02% / < .01% 20k
H. M King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa in 2016 was listed as the 11th richest monarch in the world with about 2.5B in 2015.    The nation has been ruled by the Al Khalifa dynasty since 1783.  After the death of his father in 1999, Hamad became the Emir.  In 2011, the royal family was accused of asking for millions in bribes related to FIFA soccer league. Bahrain is the third smallest nation in Asia, located next to Saudi Arabia.
Bangladesh Abdul Hamid N/A 156m .5k
President Abdul Hamid was elected unopposed in 2013 in this former British India.  He has the same name as the 34th Sultan but unclear if related.  In 2016, Hamid vowed to fight against corruption in his country.  He was elected to Parliament in 1970 and remained in politics.  Hamid is reported to make a modest salary.
Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko 9m 9.6m/.13%/ < .01% .8k
It is said that Lukashenko has run an authoritarian regime or dictatorship since 1994.  He is known as ‘Batka (father of the nation),’ and his administration has been known to jail protest leaders such as Pinchuk.   He has also been called ‘Europe’s last dictator’ by the Bush Administration.   After being inaugurated for his 5th term in 2015, he suggested that he intends to stay in power until he dies.   Ironic seeing in 1991 he was he only local member of the parliament to vote against independence from the Soviet Union.  About 80% of the country’s economy is state ran.  Although, his salary is about $35,000 a year; he has hidden assets worth about $9 million.
Belgium King Philippe Millions 11.4m / .15% / .1% 81.3k
After reigning over 20 years, King Albert II, son of Leopold III, turned over his throne to his son Prince Phillipe Leopold Ludwig in 2013.  The royal family receives state-paid allowances.  The royal budget in 2015 was about 28 million euros ($ 30m).  The king’s salary is a million euros and his brother and sister get 300,000 a year.  The German prince, Leopold I became the first King of the Belgians in 1830, following Belgian Independence.   King Phillipe and his family reside at the Royal Palace of Laeken (built 1783), which in 1804 was bought by Napoleon Bonaparte and given to his first wife Josephine; then acquired by King Willem of the Netherlands in 1815 and by Leopold I in 1831.   The Palace estate is as large as Monaco, which actually includes other royal residences, Stables, golf course, Greenhouses, gardens and a Museum.
Benin Thomas Yayi Boni N/A 10.7m .5k
Patrice Talon became president mid-2016, succeeding Thomas Boni Yayl; a former banker and Chair of the African Union.  Talon is known as ‘King of Cotton,’ owning a cotton ‘empire.’  In 2012, he fled to France after being accused of embezzling about $20 million.  He was pardoned in 2014.  That same year (2014) Benin’s Minister of Energy and Water resigned after $4 million went missing from a Netherland’s water project.
Bolivia Juan Morales Ayma N/A 11m .7k
Juan Evo Morales has been president since 2006.  He is said to be the first indigenous president of Bolivia.   In 2006, at the ancient Tiwanaku, he was crowned ‘apu mallku’ or Supreme Leader (King/Prince) of the Aymara the day before becoming president.  His ‘communitarian socialism’ approach is feared by the rich classes and corporations, who opposed his 2010 5% increase in the minimum wage.  Nevertheless, Bolivia still has very high poverty rates – as much as half its population.  Before Morales took office, in 2001, Bolivia canceled a $25 million contract with Bechtel who actually bought the water rights to their 3rd largest city – Cochabamba.  In 2000, many poor citizens protested after Bechtel raise prices on water and started a ‘Water War.’  Tens of thousands did not have access to water for long periods of time.  During a 4-day protest and city strikes, 200 were arrested, 70 injured along with 51 policemen; and during another protest rocks were being throw at officers and soldiers; several opened fire killing 2 people including a teenage boy (in a previous clash 5 died), after which the community stormed a local hospital and dragged the injured army captain into the streets where they dismembered his body.  Soon after the government informed Bechtel the contract was canceled and their losses were due to foreseeable risks.
Bosnia & Herz. Ivanic, Izetbegovic, and Covic 3.9m 2.3k
In 1992, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia.   The war that followed claimed about 80,000 Bosnian Muslims and 20,000 Serbs within just a few years.  The war was said to be the worst genocide since the Nazis killing of more than 5.5 million Jews.  In 1908 Bos-Herz was annexed to Austria-Hungary.  In 1914, it was a Bosnian Serb student that assassinated the Austrian archduke Ferdinand and lead to World War I.  After WWII Bos-Herz was liberated; and in 1991 after Communism had collapsed, nationalist won election to the highest offices.  In the midst of a war crimes Tribunal and strife, EU peace forces took over in 2004.  In order to promote nationalism among the Bosnians, Serbs and Croatians, Bosnia signed Stabilization and Association Agreement with the EU.  Moreover, the country has a tripartite Presidency (Bosniak, Croat and Serb), rotating each year.
Botswana Seretse Ian Khama Millions 2.2m .8k
In 1966, Sir Seretse G. M. Khama (KBE) became the first president of the newly independent Botswana.  KBE ruled nearly 14 years, followed by Masire’s 8 years.  In 2008, Seretse Ian Khama, son of the first president, became Botswana’s 4th president.  Botswana is reported having one of the highest unemployment rates in the world.  Ian has appointed many friends and family to high government positions, such as his brother to Minister of Wildlife.  The president also has a part ownership in many of the nation’s companies such as Linyanti Investments and Wilderness Safaris (owned in part by Puma and Paul Allen – co-founder of Microsoft); and his family benefits from De Beers (diamonds) ventures in the nation.  Moreover, his cousin Rose Seretse was the head of the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crimes.   Ian’s multi-millions net worth is kept secret, though the presidents are by law to disclose it.
Brazil Michel M. E. Temer Millions 206m 1.9k
Temer became the 37th president of Brazil in 2016 following the suspension and impeachment hearings of President Dilma Rousseff.  It is reported that Brazil’s coup-installed government is ran by elites.  Temer’s 7 year old son owns properties at about $600,000.  At nearly 76 Temer is their oldest president to take office, though he is currently married to a 33-year-old former model (2016; m. 2003).   April 2016, the acting president was also brought up on Impeachment charges for corruption.  Mid-2016, Marcelo Odebrecht – Brazil billionaire, incarcerated for corruption related to Petrobras Oil, vowed to bring down dozens of politicians including Dilma, whose 2014 campaign manager, J. Santana, took about $7 million in bribes and was later arrested on conspiracy charges.   Pricewaterhouse estimates that at least $14 billion has been lost by the state-owned Petrobras due to corruption; and that 30,000 have been laid off increasing unemployment which doubled in 2016 to 11%.  In 2015, over 60% of the population lived below the poverty line and most were dependent on government remittances to survive; all the while Brazil’s multi-billionaires (such as Eike Batista – once $30 Billion before oil commodities fail and his insider trading trial) grow in power and wealth.
Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkian $20B .4m 13.9k
In 1984, Brunei (next to Malaysia) gained independence from Britain.  In 2012, Forbes ranked it is the fifth-richest nation.  Sultan Bolkian is listed as the second richest world leader.  He has the world’s largest residence with about 1,800 rooms and has a 9,000 fleet of the world finest cars.  The old dictator has been rumored to have sex slaves and a harem.  The N.Y. Post has called the rough looking general Sultan ‘sex-obsessed,’ as many women have disclosed this.  His 152’ yacht is called ‘Tits.’  His oil wealth has got his royal family global investments.  At one time he paid Michael Jackson $17 to perform 3 concerts.   As the royal family baths itself with riches, in 2014, 60% of the people did not have internet access and government assistance is required to sustain much of their citizens – as about 45% of the population made less than $1,000 a month in 2015; while the Sultan’s net worth is larger than the GDP of the country.
Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev 1m 7.1m 2.3k
Rosen’s family comes from Bulgarian refugees from Macedonia.  His mother was a teacher and father was a leader in a local Communist Party.  Before 1989 he was a member of the Communist Party, then became Independent.  Europost in 2013, accused Rosen of tax evasion and siphoning off $1 million from offshore accounts of businesses affiliated with him.  Bulgaria is one of the worst EU nations for tax evasion.  According to the EU and Ec.europa.eu, tax evasion in the EU could total hundreds of BILLIONS a YEAR.  Just last year (2016) the EU ordered Apple to pay about $15 billion and in 2014 Google had to pay about $180 million.
Burkina Faso R.Marc Christian Kabore N/A 19.5m .2k
The country is located in West Africa.  In 1994, Roch Marc C. Kabore served as the Prime Minister, and in 2015 he became their president.  He and his father were bankers for the BIB.  After a failed coup, former PM Zida was stripped of his military command by Kabore late 2014.   Kabore became the first new president after former leader Compaore  resigned under pressure after 27 years of rule.  Two of Compaore’s former Ministers were arrested in 2015 for corruption and 8 of his cabinet members are being investigated for embezzling public finances and illicit enrichment.  Before Compaore ‘Africa’s Che Guevara,’ Capt. Thomas Sankara seized power in a 1983 coup, stating their goal was to end French power and corruption.  Sankara’s was the first African government to call attention to the AIDS epidemic.  He also outlawed polygamy, forced marriages, female genital mutilation, sold the government’s fleet of Mercedes, and lowered his salary to $450 a month.  Before Sankara, there were at least 4 coups and change in leaders from 1966 to 1982.  Their people remain very poor and the country is threatened by Islamist militants.
Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza N/A 11.1m .1k
His Excellency Pierre N… is the son of a Hutu father (a former governor killed in 1972) and Tutsi mother.  His courts ruled against the protests of the people for a 3rd term.   He came to power after a civil war between the two African tribes that left 300,000 dead.  In 2015, a coup was attempted against the president and over 100 were killed; violent protest continued and 200 more were killed and about 200,000 fled the country.  Aggression is so bad in the country; in 2014 the president banned jogging in public streets.  There were claims his administration had assassinated certain opposition by ‘summary executions;’ though he is now said to be a ‘born-again Christian.’  Though Sec. of State Kerry spoke against the 3rd term election, the U.S. gave the Burundian army $80 million.  In 2012, Burundi was reported to have high levels of private and public sector corruption.  It has high levels of inflation and a very poor population.
Cambodia King Norodom Sihamoni N/A 16m .4k
His Merciful Excellent Majesty Protector, King Norodom Sihamoni succeeded his father, King Sihanouk, in 2004.  His father, a Buddhist King has at least 6 wives.  His mother is a French-Corsican-Italian descent.   Norodom was sent to Prague during a 1970 coup attempt.  After graduating and travel, he returned to Cambodia in 1977 and was under house arrest by the Khmer Rouge, until the 1979 Vietnamese invasion.  From 1975 to 1979, it is estimated that between 1.7 m – 2 million Cambodians were killed by the Khmer Rouge (‘Killing Fields’) under the hand of Pol Pot.  In 1981, Norodom moved to France to teach ballet and lived there 20 years.  In 1993 he returned home and served as the country’s ambassador to UNESCO.   In 1994 he became titled Sdech Krom (Great Prince).
Cameroon Paul Biya 200m 24.3 .6k
It has been reported that following the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Biya (in office since 1982) is the longest ruling Non-Royal head of state in the world (he will be 84 Feb. 2017).  He was very wealthy with mansions and holdings in Europe.  He has been criticized for spending tens of thousands of government funds a day for villas and entertainment; while about half his population lives in poverty. Biya’s former ally Atangana was jailed for embezzling about $5 million in 2006.   In 2008, Awono was jailed for corruption, in which many stolen up to $150 million in public funds. The north African nation in rich in oil and agricultural; yet, most of the people live on about $50 per month.  Biya has been called a ‘supra president’ – a ‘supreme dictator,’ as he heads the country’s military, judiciary and government.

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