02. Andrej Babis – $5B
The nicknamed Czech Donald Trump was elected President of the Czech Republic in December 2017.
Prior to the election, Agrofert was asked to invest in trusts to comply with the Czech Conflict of Interest Act.
Its wealth comes from Agrofert, which operates more than 210 companies in everything from agriculture to renewable energy to the media.
The leader of the political party YES (which means “yes”) abandoned the management of Agrofert in 2013. Babis started out as a fertilizer trader.
He also worked in Morocco, where he gained experience in foreign trade.