Gaddafi was richest man on the planet at time of death

Gaddafi was richest man on the planet at time of death
Published: 2014 December 13 14:48:47 (10364 Views)
Libya's Colonel Gaddafi was the richest man on the planet at the time of his death at the hands of a mob of resistance fighters in 2011.

He was worth £111 billion at the time of his death, beating Bill Gates to second place.

Much of the dictator's loot had been secretly hidden away in South Africa – with former members of the country's special forces transporting planes full of diamonds and gold to warehouses in Johannesburg.



Six million carats of diamonds – six tonnes – and $179 billion in U.S. dollars were among the treasures squirrelled away in South Africa.

Gaddafi also owned hotels in the country – hinting at where he might have headed had he not been apprehended and killed as he tried to flee Tripoli in 2011.

The Libyan people have yet to reclaim the money: a commission designed to repatriate the dictator's loot is still fighting a legal battle to get it back.

As well as representatives of Libyan government officials, several companies are trying to claim the loot – in what South African officials have described as the 'biggest heist in the world'.



Source - Daily Mail

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