PUTIN IS WORTH US200 BILLION:
Russia's former largest foreign investor says president is world's richest by far
Michael B KelleyYesterday at 3:19 AM
Hedge fund manager Bill Browder, once the largest foreign investor in Russia, estimates Russian President Vladimir Putin’s wealth at $US200 billion — which would make him by far the richest man in the world.
When asked to estimate his net worth by Fareed Zakaria of CNN, Browder said: “I believe that it is $US200 billion.
“After 14 years in power of Russia, and the amount of money that the country has made, and the amount of money that hasn’t been spent on schools and roads and hospitals and so on — all that money is in property, Swiss bank accounts, shares, [and] hedge funds managed for Putin and his cronies.”
Bill Gates is considered the world’s richest man with a net worth of $US79 billion.
Putin, a former KGB lieutenant colonel, became Russian prime minister in August 1999 and president in May 2000.
Browder notes that the “first eight or 10 years about reign over Russia was about stealing as much money that he could.”
From 2001 to 2007, the Russian economy made average gains of about 7% per year, and its GDP grew six fold.
As the economy (driven by oil) boomed in the 21st century, Putin consolidated power while making his friends and himself absurdly richfrom state coffers.
“Soon after taking over, [Putin] made it clear that he intended to remove the Yeltsin-era elite and to put a new elite in its place — mostly from St. Petersburg, equally corrupt, but loyal exclusively to him,” Anne Applebaum wrote recently in The New York Review of Books.
No wonder Putin is so arrogant towards others and according to Bible Prophecy the Leader of Russia at the time of the End is called "Gog" ie. a chief one a strong and authoratarian ruler.
Putin is very much fitting this description as the above article highlights. Gog will develop a close relationship with the EU whereby Gog will become a "guard" unto the EU.
Gog is also spoken of militarily as the "King of the North". Together the Bible says that Gog and the EU will invade the Middle East in the Last Days.
Yet again we see in Todays News Headlines words that show how the Nations are fulfilling the latter day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible.
See this article below to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.