But is Putin actually the richest person in the world, or are these just rumors? The question of the hour is whether he is secretly the richest person in the world with a net worth in excess of $200 billion as so many claim. Presuming that half of this wealth belongs to Putin, his net wealth would amount to $100-160 billion. Putin doesn’t see them either,” which is why he finds it unlikely that Putin will ever willingly leave office. A luxury cruise, use of a private dacha, expensive consumer goods, etc….Ivan owns a shipping company and owes his wealth to Putin, so when Putin requests a favor, Ivan— like Sergey—honors the request.”So, is Putin the richest person in the world?