How much do the politicians in our country earn is something we still are oblivious to but something we know very well is that they earn quite a huge amount. Legally and illegally, the “People’s servants” as they call themselves, have various sources of earnings and most of them have a bank balance that any human being can just dream of.
Here is a list of the richest politicians in India. Most of the names you will see here will surprise you as this is the list of the officially rich politicians.
1) Anand Singh (Karnataka)
Serving as one of 8 Senators nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in 2001 to 2006, Anand Singh from Karnataka is the richest politician in the country with a net worth of around Rs. 900 Crore. He serves as India’s Tourism Secretary and he also has stakes in a mining company.
2) Abhishek Sighvi (Rajasthan)
A graduate from Harvard University, Abhishek Singhvi is one of the most intelligent and highly qualified politicians in the country. With a net worth of Rs. 860 Crore, he stands second in the list. He is a member of Indian National Congress party and a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha for the region of Rajasthan.
3) Nama Nageshwara Rao (Telangana)
A member of the current Lok Sabha, Nama Naheshwara Rao is a leader of the Telugu Desam Parliamentary Party. He was considered the richest among all the candidates for a government position that year. His net worth sums up closely to Rs. 800 crore.
4) Dr. Mahendra Prasad (Bihar)
Known as King Mahendra in political circles, Dr. Mahendra Prasad represents Bihar in the Rajya Sabha and is currently serving his sixth consecutive term in the Upper House. Owner of a pharmaceutical business as well, his estimated net worth is INR 750 Crores.
5) Dr. Vijay Mallya (Karnataka)
Love him or hate him, you cannot ignore him, this is a phrase that would suit Dr. Vijay Mallya aptly. One of the richest members of parliament of India. He own his liquor baron and represented Karnataka in Rajya Sabha. He is the Chairman of public companies both in India and the US and has a net worth of Rs. 500 Crore.
6) Jaya Bachchan (India)
One of the finest actresses of all time, Jaya Bachchan is also one of the richest politicians in the country. An effective member of the Rajya Sabha from the Samajwadi Party, Jaya Bachchan has a net worth of Rs. 400 Crore.
7) Satyanarayana Choudary (Andhra Pradesh)
Member of the Legislative Assembly from the Telugu Desham Party, Andhra Pradesh, Satyanarayana Choudary is the founder and chairman of Sujana Group of Companies. He has an estimated net worth of around Rs. 190 Crore.
8) Anil. H. Lad (Karnataka)
A social activist, business magnate and politician ofcourse, Anil H Lad from Karnataka has an estimated net worth of Rs.179 Crores and remains in the headlines regarding his participation in illicit mining, which he refused to accept.
9) Naveen Jindal (Kurukshetra)
Well known Industrialist Naveen Jindal, who is the founder and chairperson Jindal Steel and Power Limited is also a member of parliament in the Lok Sabha. His estimated net worth is INR 130 Crores as a politician. He is well renowned for his effective works on issues like women empowerment, education, and health.