Donald Trump must be the first to strike one’s thought while hearing the line ‘Billionaire turning into a politician. However, he’s not the first of such kind. There were several other billionaires who set foot in the political arena. Here are some billionaires other than Donald Trump who turned into a politician,
MICHAEL BLOOM BERG
This American Business magnate and former Mayor of New York city support Democrats. He has already spent more than $100 million on campaign ads. And, he is a candidate in the Democratic Party primaries for the 2020 United States presidential election.
While there would be no higher honor than serving as president, my highest obligation as a citizen is to help the country the best way I can, right now. That's what I'll do, including the launch of a new effort called Beyond Carbon. My full statement: https://t.co/b3cQUF1PhU
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) March 5, 2019
He’s another billionaire in the democratic contest who has spent $100 million on his part for campaign advertising. Tom Steyer has spent millions of dollars on gathering support for President Donald Trump’s Impeachment.
It’s true. I’m running for president. pic.twitter.com/u8x2lZah7Z
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) July 9, 2019
Suleiman Kerimov is a Russian billionaire and politician who has been a member of the Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament, since 2016. Kerimov’s wealth comes from his majority stake in Uralkali, one of the world’s largest potash producers. He is also the owner of Anzhi Makhachkala, a Russian football club. In 2007, Kerimov was arrested in France on suspicion of money laundering and tax evasion. He was later released on bail and has not been charged with any crime. Kerimov has been described as a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In 2016, he was placed on a U.S. sanctions list due to his involvement in the Ukrainian conflict.
Koch brothers- Charles and David Koch spent a record-setting $899 million for the 2016 elections backing Republicans. They stand as a big influence in United States politics.
The billionaire casino owner and Republican party funder spent more than $200 million are facing a bad. Sheldon Adelson has spent millions on backing Israel and attacking supporters of Palestinian rights in the US.