Sonia Gandhi Net Worth
Sonia Gandhi net worth: Sonia Gandhi is an Italian-born Indian politician who has a net worth of $5 million, though this number has been disputed. 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 Cambridge, England and married three years later. They couple eventually had two children. Their son Rahul was born in 1970 and their daughter 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 a billionaire? There has been much debate over the years about Sonia's personal wealth. In a 2014 wealth declaration, Sonia estimated her net worth to be between $1 and $3 million. Contrarily, some sources including OpenSecrets.org and Business Insider have estimated that Sonia's actual wealth could be as high as $2 billion. That's the equivalent to Rs 10,000-95,000 crore. According to an expose in a 2012 Swiss magazine, before Sonia's husband Rajiv was assassinated he had stashed away roughly $2 billion in numbered Swiss bank accounts. This claim is not verified as of this writing.