In recent years it has become a cliche that the Forbes rich-list is packed with the names of Russian citizens. Less well known, perhaps, is that Russia's politicians are also a pretty wealthy bunch. The American business magazine has named the Russian parliament the richest on the planet. ( RT )
There are no less than 12 billionaires with seats in the State Duma.
Leading the pack by miles is stockbroker Suleiman Kerimov. He's worth an incredible $U.S.17.5 billion.
Next richest is businessman Gleb Fetisov, worth $U.S.3.9 billion.
But what makes Russia's parliament the world's richest is the total net worth of all twelve men - a staggering $US 41 billion.