One of the most powerful people on earth, “The “Vicar of Christ” and the “Ruler of Vatican” I.e. “The Pope”. He is the spiritual leader for over 1.3 billion people on earth making him the most powerful Latino today.
Note: There is a difference between the Vatican’s Net worth and Pope Francis’s Net Worth.
Pope Francis was born in a modest family on 17 December 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was the first child with six siblings. From a very young age, he was fascinated by philosophy and the Church. So he started his career as priesthood and moved up the ladder when he became the auxiliary Bishops of Buenos Aries.
Then he was made a cardinal in 2001 by Pope John Paul II. He is a very close friend of the Argentina government ever since. In 2016, he was named the next Pope by the conclave.
Now here comes the problem, nobody can accurately calculate his net worth due to Vatican secrecy. We know for a fact he earns substantially as being in the church and he also released quite a bit of his own documentary films, music albums and books such as the Joy of Gospel, Praise Be to you etc. which were a huge success.
Some sources claim he has a net worth of $2-3 million which can’t be true. While other estimates Pope Francis’s net worth to be near $25 to $28 million. But if we look at past pope income and as Pope Francis being a creative artist and the head of the richest religious organization in Europe, his income should come around 73$ million.