Joseph Lau, a businessman from China, has a fortune of over 13 billion US dollars. Recently, he was accused of corruption, which is why his name often came to the front pages of newspapers. Joseph Lau is indecently rich: he has recently spent $ 77 million on two diamonds for his seven-year-old daughter.
Rupert Murdoch, the owner of the Australian media empire, was convicted of corruption by Professor of Economics Bill Black. He said that his empire, which costs at least $ 12 billion, is teeming with corrupt officials.
Won Kwon Yu, a 46-year-old Chinese billionaire who made a fortune thanks to electronics retailing, was found guilty of corruption in 2010. It was also proved that he bribed not only the police officers, but also all tax officials of the country.
Sheldon Adelson, USA. It is a tycoon of the gambling business, and his condition is estimated at 28 billion US dollars. He accumulated it due to doubtful investments in real estate. Recently, he was accused of corruption and connections with organized crime.
Elba Esther Gordil, a former Mexican teacher and trade union leader, was arrested because of corruption and links to criminal groups, which was unequivocally proved. Her fault lies in the appropriation of more than $ 200 million from trade union funds. So a woman paid herself a lot of plastic surgery and provided a luxurious life.
Silvio Berlusconi is known for his antics and scandals. The former prime minister of Italy earned $ 6.6 billion in business in the areas of construction, sports, media and others. Not so long ago he was found guilty of violating tax laws, and intimate contact with a minor girl.
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, president of the poorest country Equatorial Guinea, has a fortune of 600 million US dollars! He earned his income through drug trafficking and illegal oil production. His family has luxury cars and real estate around the world.
Kim Jong Un, North Korea. There is perfect secrecy around the regime of Un. Despite this, throughout the civilized world know that the leader of North Korea has an extravagant taste, loves expensive alcohol and indecently luxurious parties.
Robert Allen Stanford used to be one of the richest people in the world. In 2012, he was sentenced to 110 years in prison for creating a financial pyramid, with which US investors were deceived by $ 7 billion.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, famous Italian designers, were convicted of concealing hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes. They came up with a scheme for concealing taxes, which helped them to work this way for many years. Domenico and Stefano appealed, but the verdict remained in force. Designers have not served their sentence in prison, but the reputation of the fashion house was tarnished.
Platon Lebedev, a famous Russian businessman and former executive director of the oil holding, was sentenced to nine years in prison in 2009. He was convicted of corruption, money laundering and tax fraud.
Hamid Karzai, the first elected president of Afghanistan, earned millions on drug trafficking. He promised his people much, but he did not do anything he promised. Until now, he is unpunished.
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran. The former president of the country was one of the richest people in Iran. His fortune is estimated at several billion dollars. It was earned due to schemes in the wholesale trade of pistachios and corrupt transactions related to real estate.