A prime minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government, often in a parliamentary or semi-presidential system. However, prime ministers are commonly the title of the head of government in a parliamentary system, such as that of Britain and Canada. They have the power to select and may even dismiss other members of the cabinet while they can also allocate posts to members within the government. Leading a country is no easy feat, but the job can attract immense wealth. Are you curious as to how the richest prime ministers in the world become so wealthy and successful? No one ventures into politics to become rich. However, some people trade money for power while others use power to acquire money. Whichever way, there are several politicians turn out to be the wealthiest figures around the globe as both money and power come in spades. The world’s richest prime ministers literally make the rules, but how much they earn is quite unknown so they can possibly get wealthy. In fact, they pocketed relatively low compared to those who won by society’s regulations. Ever heard of Silvio Berlusconi? This former Italian Prime Minister may have been forced to resign in 2011, but he still continues to be in good financial standing with major stakes in the commercial broadcaster Mediaset, Mediolanum bank, and the football club AC Milan. Meles Zenawi may not be familiar to most of you, but this Ethiopian Prime Minister who ruled the country from 1995 until his death in 2012 has also made some fortune. Here is our list of the richest world leaders from the past to the present.