Sonia Gandhi Net Worth
Sonia Gandhi net worth: Sonia Gandhi is an Italian-born Indian politician who has a net worth of $2 billion. Sonia Gandhi was born in Lusiana, Veneto, Italy on December 9, 1946. Her birth name was Edvige Antonia Albina Màino. Sonia was married to the late Rajiv Gandhi, India's 6th Prime Minister until his assassination in 1991. They met while they were both students in Camridge, England. They married three years later. They couple eventually had two children. Their son Rahul was born in 1970 and their Priyanka Gandhi was born in 1972. Their family entered the spotlight after Rajiv's mother was assassinated and he was subsequently elected as Prime Minister. Rajiv served as Prime Minister from 1984 until 1989. After her husband's assassination in 1991, Sonia refused to take his place as Prime Minister. She became President of the Indian National Party in 1998. She became Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance in the Lok Sabha in 2004. She is the longest serving Congressional President of the past 125 years. She is considered one of the most powerful and influential women in the world.
Is Sonia Gandhi really a billionaire? Sonia's wealth is largely derived from her late husband and his family. She personally states her wealth to be between $200,000 and $500,000, but several sources including OpenSecrets.org and Business Insider have estimated that Sonia's actual wealth could be as low as $2 billion and might be as high as $19 billion. That's the equivalent to Rs 10,000-95,000 crore. According to an expose in a 2012 Swiss magazine, when Sonia's husband Rajiv was assassinated, he had stashed away roughly $2 billion in numbered Swiss bank accounts.