No one goes into politics to get rich, but politicians happen to be some of the wealthiest figures around the globe.
German newspaper Die Welt's World's Luxury Guide section recently released a list of the world's richest politicians, and from local officials and members of Congress to foreign ministers and royal heirs, the list includes newcomers and regulars alike.
Though many of those who made the list come from the Middle East and Southeast Asia, the third richest lawmaker on the list is New York City's own Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
Leaders without any real involvement in matters of state, like Bhumibol Adulyad, King of Thailand were excluded from the list.