Top 10 Most Corrupt Politicians in the World 2022

The term corruption is so widespread and frequently used that it has become a norm in the world. Here is the list of the Top 10 Most Corrupt Politicians in the world. No country is free from corruption and every country is striving to become free from its clutches.

Corruption is defined as inducements of wrongdoing through unlawful means mostly by people in power such as Government Officials and Police Officers.

According to a report most, Government Officials such as Prime Ministers, Presidents, and Cabinet Ministers etc. are more likely to get involved in corruption because of their access to country resources.

Top 10 Most Corrupt Corrupt Prime Minister in the World

Honestly, it takes nothing but persuasive talent, verbal ambition, valuable connections in the right places at the right time, and a ton of money to squander in order to master the art of bribing someone of high rank and putting it on. A situation where something dear to them is threatened if they don’t comply with any suggestion that you are brave enough to bring them to their tables on a short, random and unexpected notice.

The corrupt politicians enjoy various privileges and dodge authorized bodies and break the trust of their people.

Here is a list of the top 10 most corrupt politicians of the world as of 2018, who have ruled their countries by unfair means and for their own personal gains.

Here is the list of the Top 10 most corrupt politicians in the World:

10. Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson (Prime Minister of Iceland)

9. Petro Poroshenko ( President of Ukraine)

8. Kim Jong-UN (President of North Korea)

7. David Cameron ( Former Prime Minister of UK)

6. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (King of U.A.E)

5. Narendra Modi (Prime Minister of India)

4. Asif Ali Zardari (Former President of Pakistan)

3. Salman bin Abdulaziz (King of Saudi Arabia)

2. Vladimir Putin (President of Russia)

1. Nawaz Sharif (Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan)

10. Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson (Prime Minister of Iceland)

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is an Icelandic politician who was the youngest serving prime minister of Iceland from May 2013 until April 2016. He was also chairman of the Progressive Party from 2009 to October 2016. He was elected to the Althing as the 8th member for the Reykjavík Constituency North on 25 April 2009.

He resigned as Prime Minister after that the Panama Papers published that he was involved in offshore companies. Like Panama Papers shoes, he has many illegal possessions in London and many hidden resources from the people. All property and other sources of income are obtained through the corruption and publicity of the world’s most corrupt politicians.

Born: March 12, 1975 (age 46 years), Reykjavík, Iceland
Spouse: Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir (m. 2010)
Party: Centre Party
Office: Member of the Althing
Previous office: Prime Minister of Iceland (2013–2016)
Education: University of Iceland (2005), University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Iceland, Wolfson College
Parents: Gunnlaugur Sigmundsson, Sigríður G. Sigurbjörnsdóttir

9. Petro Poroshenko ( President of Ukraine)

Petro Poroshenko is deeply involved in a high level of corruption, but he speaks more and more against corruption and earns a lot of money through corruption, he is the richest person in the world. Petro Oleksiyovych Poroshenko is a Ukrainian businessman and politician who served as President of Ukraine from 2014 to 2019. Poroshenko served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2009 to 2010, and as the Minister of Trade and Economic Development in 2012.

Petro Poroshenko is the fifth and current interim president of Ukraine. He has held the presidency since 2014. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2011, and also served as Minister of Trade and Economic Development in 2013.

Born: September 26, 1965 (age 56 years), Bolhrad, Ukraine
Height: 1.84 m
Spouse: Maryna Poroshenko (m. 1984)
Net worth: 1.6 billion USD (2021) Forbes
Children: Olexiy Poroshenko, Oleksandra Poroshenko, Mykhaylo Poroshenko, Yevheniya Poroshenko
Parents: Oleksiy Poroshenko, Eugenia S. Poroshenko
Nationality: Soviet, Ukrainian

8. Kim Jong-UN (President of North Korea)

Kim Jong-un is a North Korean politician who has been Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011 and the leader of the Workers’ Party of Korea since 2012. He is the second child of Kim Jong-il, who was North Korea’s second supreme leader from 1994 to 2011, and Ko Yong-hui.

The North Korean country is implicated in a high level of corruption, but the United Nations’ Kim Jong is popular around the world as the most dangerous and corrupt politician in the world according to Panama daily. He has an amazing lifestyle, he is the richest person in the world with $ 500 billion, he owns many properties and he is building a business globally. His fortune is in more than 200 banks and that is why he has been declared one of the largest corrupt politicians in the world. He is the current Chairman of the Korean Workers’ Party and the supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He is a very dangerous man for his country.

Born: January 8, 1984 (age 37 years), Pyongyang, North Korea
Nationality: North Korean
Spouse: Ri Sol-ju (m. 2009)
Children: Kim Ju-ae
Siblings: Kim Yo-jong, Kim Jong-nam, Kim Jong-chul, Kim Sol-song
Grandparents: Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-suk, Ko Gyon-tek, Lee Maeng-in
Parents: Kim Jong-il, Ko Yong-hui

7. David Cameron ( Former Prime Minister of UK)

David William Donald Cameron is a British politician, businessman, lobbyist, and author who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016. He was a Member of Parliament for Witney from 2001 to 2016 and leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016.

Born: October 9, 1966 (age 55 years), London, United Kingdom
Height: 1.85 m
Nationality: British
Spouse: Samantha Cameron (m. 1996)
Children: Ivan Reginald Ian Cameron, Nancy Gwen Cameron, Arthur Elwen Cameron, Florence Rose Endellion Cameron
Education: Brasenose College (1988), University of Oxford, Eton College, Heatherdown School

6. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (King of U.A.E)

Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is the president of the United Arab Emirates, the ruler of Abu Dhabi and the supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces since 2004. He has also served as the chairman of the Supreme Petroleum Council since the late 1980s.

Born: September 7, 1948 (age 73 years), Qasr AlMuwaiji, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Full name: Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifa bin Shakhbout bin Theyab bin Issa bin Nahyan bin Falah bin Yas
Spouse: Shamsa bint Suhail Al Mazrouei (m. 1964)
Education: Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Children: Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, MORE
Siblings: Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, MORE
Parents: Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Hassa bint Mohammed Al Nahyan

5. Narendra Modi (Prime Minister of India)

Narendra Damodardas Modi is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current prime minister of India since 2014. Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is a Member of Parliament from Varanasi. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and its National Democratic Alliance.He is also the highest-paid prime minister and his net worth is around $ 250,000, which is a really huge amount. Narendra Modi allegedly took money from Sahara and Perla while he was chairman of the Gujarat board of directors. It is said that there were 13 different transactions involving Modi and for a total of 55 million Indian rupees, when he was the Prime Minister of India.

Born: September 17, 1950 (age 71 years), Vadnagar, India
Height: 1.7 m
Spouse: Jashodaben Modi (m. 1968)
Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
Movies: 100 Years of Chrysostom
Education: Gujarat University (1983), University of Delhi (1978), School of Open Learning, University of Delhi (1978)

4. Asif Ali Zardari (Former President of Pakistan)

Asif Ali Zardari is a Pakistani politician who is the president of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians and was the co-chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party. He served as the 11th president of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013, the first president born after Partition.

Born: July 26, 1955 (age 66 years), Karachi
Height: 1.74 m
Spouse: Benazir Bhutto (m. 1987–2007)
Education: St. Patrick’s High School (1973–1974), MORE
Children: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari
Siblings: Faryal Talpur, Owais Muzaffar, Azra Fazal Pechuho, Fouzia Zardari

3. Salman bin Abdulaziz (King of Saudi Arabia)

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the King of Saudi Arabia. He is the 25th son of King Abdulaziz and the sixth of his sons who have reigned as kings. Salman is a son of King Abdulaziz and Hassa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi, making him one of the Sudairi Seven.

Born: December 31, 1935 (age 85 years), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Education: Ecole Les Princes
Spouse: Sultana bint Turki Al Sudairi (m. ?–2011), MORE
Children: Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, MORE
Siblings: Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, MORE
Parents: Ibn Saud, Hussa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi
Grandchildren: Ahmed bin Fahd Al Saud, MORE

2. Vladimir Putin (President of Russia)

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer who is serving as the current president of Russia since 2012, previously being in the office from 1999 until 2008. He was also prime minister from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. As of 2021, Putin is the second-longest serving European president, after Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus.

Born: October 7, 1952 (age 69 years), Saint Petersburg, Russia
Full name: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Spouse: Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Ocheretnaya (m. 1983–2014)
Previous offices: Prime Minister of Russia (2008–2012), MORE
Presidential terms: May 7, 2000 – May 7, 2008, December 31, 1999 – May 7, 2000, May 7, 2012 –
Parents: Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin, Maria Ivanovna Shelomova

1. Nawaz Sharif (Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan)

Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is a Pakistani businessman and politician who served as the prime minister of Pakistan for three non-consecutive terms. Nawaz, the longest-serving prime minister of Pakistan, has served a total of more than 9 years.

According to the Panama Papers, Nawaz Sharif and his family committed a high level of corruption in the amount of $ 418 million. From 1985, when he became Prime Minister of Punjab, until 2017, Pakistani assets were brutally looted. He and his family have assets totalling nearly $ 30 billion from this corruption money. The family owns many established companies around the world.

Born: December 25, 1949 (age 71 years), Lahore
Height: 1.73 m
Spouse: Kulsoom Nawaz (m. 1971–2018)
Children: Maryam Nawaz, Asma Nawaz Sharif, Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz
Education: St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, MORE
Previous offices: Prime Minister of Pakistan (2013–2017), MORE
Grandchildren: Muhammad Junaid Safdar, Zayd Hussain Sharif, Mahnoor Safdar, Mehr-un-Nisa Munir, Zakariya Hussain Sharif

Top 10 Most Corrupt Prime Minister in the World 2021
Rank PM Name Country
1 Nawaz Sharif Pakistan
2 Vladimir Putin Russia
3 Salman bin Abdulaziz Saudi Arabia
4 Asif Ali Zardari Pakistan
5 Narendra Modi India
6 Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan U.A.E
7 David Cameron United Kingdom
8 Kim Jong-UN North Korea
9 Petro Poroshenko Ukraine
10 Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson Iceland

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