Sonia Gandhi: World's Fourth Richest Politician

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  1. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    Bangalore: Sonia Gandhi is the world’s fourth richest politician, said Business Insider, a U.S. based internet news aggregator and publisher. As per the report, the UPA chairperson’s wealth is currently valued at $2-19 billion (Rs 10,000-45,000 crore).


    The wide range given, $2-19 billion is a giveaway that these numbers may have been plucked out of a hat.


    As per Netapedia, an online encyclopedia about India’s politicians and the political events, Sonia Gandhi has movable assets worth 1, 17, 70,468 and immovable assets worth 20, 24,300. This financial information was as per affidavit filed before the 2009 general elections.


    Firstpost’s own estimate, based on income disclosed by Sonia Gandhi during the last general elections and the income-generating assets she owns, suggests that her annual income cannot be more than Rs 50-75 lakh.


    Given the wide range within which her assumed wealth is estimated, it is obvious that Business Insider is not sure what the numbers really are. The online publication has sourced the story to a website called ‘World’s Luxury Guide’. Luxury Guide in turn traces its information to five other sources like OpenSecrets.org, Forbes.com, Bloomberg.com, Wikipedia.org, and Guardian.co.uk.

    Sonia Gandhi: World's Fourth Richest Politician
     
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    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    This us huge money!! Madamji has looted India, no wonder party men are at her mercy....apart from Swiss bank we should look at recovering money from MadamJi also.
     
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    If they are not taking legal action then we know the truth. Also this report refers to other sources from which this report has been culled.

    In similar way Rajiv Gandhi was named in a Swiss Magazine, along with Imelda Marcos and Adnan Kashoggi. If somebody has links to the magazine please post it here.
     
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    Ha ha, why do you think the CONs are so adament to protect the names of the swiss bank holders?:p:p How can they rat themselves out :heh:

    And no one should act surprised here. Even the supporters of CONs know it is the most corrupt party in India:taunt1:
     
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    100% correct. But their plus point is that they are already rich enough with all the robbing, so now they rob less.:p

    The other parties members are beggars and so they loot as if there is no tomorrow.:lol:
     
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    Stockholm Syndrome much... :rolleyes:?

    In Goa the ruling Congress was thrown out for the same reason - too much looting [illegal iron mining] and behaving like a Mafia. Sons of 2 politicians were rape accused, out of 40 assembly seats 17 were given to members of 7 Congress families. Voters gave them a well deserved kick on the a**.
     
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    Lucky woman!

    Money grows on trees or on her?
     
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    Ray Sir, Remember the old adage, Money attracts money.
     
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    She loots us and eats 3 cheese piZza.not acceptable :mad:
     
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    World's Richest Politicians
     
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    I usually dont like to support any politicians and it could very well be possible that Sonia has huge wealth stashed abroad.

    These numbers are supposed to have derived based on OpenSecrets.org, Forbes.com, Bloomberg.com, Wikipedia.org, Guardian.co.uk.

    Seriously, how do you think these websites get their hands on these numbers? Giving some random number against a random politician doesn't take rocket science. It will have some entertainment value and fill up a page in a newspaper, nothing more than that. They are just selling what people would like to hear.


     
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    Shame that she continue to lead party like congress which fought for independence against foreign power and now it's under foreign hands again.
     
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    Sh*t attracts flies. Who is the sh*t and who are the flies?
     
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    Well said:tsk:
     
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    Did people actually read the article? Its funny how many posts here look like they haven't even READ article. :D

    The FirstPost article actually is rubbishing the Business Insider claim.

    The statement: "The wide range given, $2-19 billion is a giveaway that these numbers may have been plucked out of a hat."
    is an insult not a compliment to the Business Insider.

    The article then goes on to say that according to their own investigation, her assets are around USD $250,000 altogether with annual income estimated to be around 60-75 lakh INR annually. Hardly anywhere near the $2-19Billion USD mark that Business Insider claims.


    Does anyone have the exact source they point to? The Forbes article or Guardian article that lists the assets of Sonia Gandhi?
     
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    Karnataka is an example where the loot is like there is no tomorrow.
     
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    If indeed this spurious argument was true then under Congress there should not be any scandals, since they are well fed after looting this country for almost 60 years.
     
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    i wonder if didi is clean ?
     
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    Have you not seen her clothes? :p
     
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    i meant her bank accounts :D
     

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