Benazir Bhutto Net Worth, Money And More
Net Worth $850 Million
Benazir Bhutto the first female prime minister of Pakistan has an estimated net worth of $850 million.
Early Life & Career
Benazir Bhutto the former president of Pakistan was born in 1953 in Pakistan to former premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. She attained her early education in Pakistan and later she pursued her higher studies in the United States. She is a graduate in Arts in comparative government and has a certificate in International law and diplomacy. After completing her education, Bhutto returned to Pakistan in 1977 and was inherited the leadership of Pakistan People’s Party after her father. Bhutto’s father was hanged against the charge of authorizing murder of opponent. two years later in 1980, her brother also died. He was killed in an apartment. Although the family said that he was poisoned, no charges were bought. Her second brother was also killed in a police firing in Karachi. six years after becoming the leader of PPP, Bhutto moved to England in 1984 and got the position of being the joint leader of PPP. But soon in 1986 Bhutto decided to move back to Pakistan and participate in elections. During that time Zia ul- Haq had dictatorship over Pakistan. However he was killed in a plane crash and Bhutto became the Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1988. She became the first women prime minister of Pakistan. In spite of getting elected, she lost in 1990 elections and further came back to power in 1993 but was later replaced in 1996. In 1999 she was found guilty against the charges of corruption and was sentenced to three year prison. She returned to Pakistan in 2007. she also returned to politics the same year. however her return was hit by an attack. In the suicide bomb attack nearly 136 people were killed and Bhutto survived the attack after she hid behind her car. The politician had a very charismatic authority and political scene. Bhutto’s Economic and philosophical views emphasized on financial sector. She received the title of “Iron Lady” from India because of her hard line against the union plus. while she was living in Dubai, UAE, she took care of her three children and her mother Nusrat. Her mother was suffering from Alzheimers. While she was living in Dubai, she remained in tough with PPP’s supporters and also traveled to United States to give lectures. She reunited with her husband after living separately for five years. however soon in 2006, Interpol issued an arrest warning against Bhutto and her husband on corruption charges on Pakistan’s request. The year she died in 2007, she was invited by then president George Bush and state department after she questioned the authenticity of the request letter to Interpol. Apart from this she also appeared on News night a TV series for BBC on several occasions. Apart from this Bhutto was involved in several controversial events. The defense cooperation of Pakistan and North Korea states that Bhutto had a deep role in North Korea’s nuclear program me. After India established itself as sixth nuclear power in 1998, Bhutto too called for Pakistan’s nuclear tests in response. It was released in Wiki leaks that Bhutto assured Americans that she was against the nuclear test but later it turns out that Bhutto did not keep her words and made public calls in Pakistan to conduct nuclear tests. She died in 2007 in an attack.
Benazir Bhutto was married to a wealthy business man, Asif Ali Zardari in Pakistan Karachi in 1987. The couple together have three children. Two daughters Bakhtawar and Aseefa and a son Bilawal.
Bhutto was assassinated in 2007. An assassin during an election campaign rally fired shots and later killed himself at Rawalpindi, Pakistan. In the attack other twenty eight people were killed and over hundred were injured. She didn’t die of a bullet shot, but after hitting her head on her car’s sunroof. Thousands of people gathered to mourn to Bhutto. She was later buried in Garhi Khuda Baksh which happens to be her family’s mausoleum. she was buried besides her father.
The Iron Lady has an estimated net worth of over $ 850 million. After her death her wealth is inherited to her son. She was born in rich family and earned most of her wealth from politics.
She owned a beautiful 5000 square feet mansion in Dubai. The home include six bedrooms and seven baths. The home also includes a fireplace, huge wooden piano, elegant chandeliers. Interiors of the home has modern as well as classic tough to it. Bhutto’s Dubai home screams luxury and elegance from all around. The home has an estimated worth of over $50 million.
She also owned a luxurious home in Rockwood. The home was in spread of over 70 acres and home was built in the area of 12000 square feet. This luxurious home includes 15 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms. This lovely home also include indoor swimming pool, expensive artifacts, a glass dining table worth $300,000, crystal chandeliers and luxurious furnishing. The home has an estimated worth of over $20 million.
“I was a very shy girl who led an insulated life; it was only when I came to Oxford, and to Harvard before that, that suddenly I saw the power of people. I didn’t know such a power existed, I saw people criticising their own president; you couldn’t do that in Pakistan – you’d be thrown in prison.”