It’s good to be dictator (I guess, so long as one is alive). Since 1999 when Chavez took power he has taken a big pile of money for himself too.
But as they say, you can’t take it with you, and the “Bolivarian” revolutionary in Venezuela is leaving behind quite a lot. Can billionaires really be part of the “vanguard of the proletariat?”
(From News From Venezuela)
According to Jerry Brewer, president of CJIA, “the personal fortune of the Castro brothers has been estimated at a combined value of around $2 billion.”
“The Chávez Frías family in Venezuela has amassed a fortune of a similar scale since the arrival of Chávez to the presidency in 1999,”