Putin could have billions hidden away
April 30 , 2014
Vladimir Putin may be the richest leader in history. There has been a widespread hunt for his suspected hidden fortune and analysts say it could be worth about $70 billion.
The Russian leader has been accused of being involved in shady dealings and some officials think that he made huge wealth this way. The search that lasted for 15 years has been a failure to find any hard evidence that supports these suspicions and Putin's reported income was only $102k last year.
"Just gossip that's not worth discussing. It's simply rubbish," he said. "They picked everything out of someone's nose and smeared it on their little papers."