Benazir Bhutto Net Worth : $850 million
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Source of Wealth
Years of Experience
Date of Birth
June 21, 1953
Did B.A. from Harvard University
Benazir Bhutto’s Total Net Worth
Benazir Bhutto was a Pakistani politician and the former Prime Minister of Pakistan with a net worth of $850 million. One of the most prominent people of Pakistani politics, Benazir, was the eldest daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the founder of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and former Prime Minister of Pakistan. Benazir had an immense thirst for knowledge, due to which she took a number of undergraduate degrees in different areas. She did honours in comparative government with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Radcliffe College at Harvard University. In 1989, she also received the honorary Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) degree from Harvard University and from the University of Toronto in 2006. She further studied politics, economics and philosophy from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, from 1973 to 1977. She also went to St. Catherine’s College at Oxford.
Properties: Private Fortune
Benazir Bhutto used to own a huge two-storeyed luxurious mansion in Dubai, which is located in the posh locality of ‘Emirates Hills’ neighbourhood. She also owned a lavish house “Rockwood House” in Surrey, a county in the Southeast of England, which is priced at around £9 million.
Benazir Bhutto wrote several books, like ‘Pakistan: the gathering storm’, ‘Daughter of Destiny: An Autobiography’, ‘Daughter of the East’ and ‘Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West’.
When Benazir was 29 years old, she was appointed as the chairperson of Pakistan’s People Party (PPP) in 1982. In 1988, she became the first woman leader to head a Muslim country when she was elected as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, and served the office till 1990. Later, in 1993, she was again appointed as the Prime Minister of the country, and held the office till 1996. Benazir was best known for his charismatic personality and political abilities. She took a lot of initiatives for Pakistan’s economic growth and development. Some of her policies included flexible labour markets, deregulation of the finance sector, etc. She also worked for women’s rights. However, in 1996, the charges of corruption against her resulted in the dismissal of her government.
In 1999, she went on a self-exile in Dubai, and returned to Pakistan after nine years, in 2007. All the corruption charges on her were withdrawn by then President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf. She was assassinated on December 27, 2007, after completing the last rally of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Honours & Accolades
In 2008, Benazir was named as one of the seven winners of the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights.