Muammar Gaddafi net worth: Muammar Gaddafi (Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi) is the former president of Libya. At one point, it is believed that Muammar Gaddafi had a net worth of $70 billion which would have made him one of the wealthiest people on the planet. Perhaps the wealthiest at the time. Muammar Gaddafi was the longest serving ruler of Libya since the Ottoman Empire, and the longest non-royal ruler still living at the time of his death. His forty-two year reign has been the subject of much controversy and internal unrest. As of February 2011, political unrest within the country has boiled over into full-scale violence, largely perpetrated by the military against civilian protesters.
Gaddafi was forced out of office and onto the run from rebel forces. Both the United States government and Nato encouraged Gaddafi to turn himself in and liberate his country from continued violence. On October 20th, 2011, after several months on the run, Muammar Gaddafi was captured by rebel forces and executed. Evidence is now pointing to Gaddafi having a vast hidden fortune of assets in bank accounts, real estate and investments around the world, with his personal control over Libya's vast oil fields was the main contributor to his wealth. It's possible that Gaddafi was worth as much as $200 billion at the time of his death. This would have made him the richest person on the planet by a long shot.