Worst kleptocrat of modern times
Who
President Suharto
What
15000000000 - 35000000000 US dollar(s)
Where
Indonesia ()
When
1998
President Suharto, President of Indonesia from 1967 until 1998 when his regime was overthrown, was the world’s biggest kleptocrat, that is a person who thieves from his government. Transparency International, in a 2004 report, estimated that he had stolen US$15-35 billion. In 2006, doctors testified Suharto had been brain damaged by a series of strokes and that he was not fit to face prosecution. He thus escaped justice and died in 2008.