After decades ruling oil-rich Libya, Moammar Gadhafi and his family have amassed billion of dollars in wealth around the world. They have used their fortune to buy into Italian soccer teams, and pay for private performances by American pop stars. Much of it is sure to be taken away from the Gadhafis thanks to U.N. sanctions, but here, a brief guide, by the numbers:
Liquid assets worldwide that the Gadhafi regime controls, according to a January 2010 State Department cable released by WikiLeaks
Regime funds managed by each of “several” U.S. banks
Investments the U.S. has seized from the Gadhafi family. Canada and countries throughout Europe have also seized Gadhafi funds. “These assets appear to be just the tip of the iceberg,” says The Daily Mail. “No one is yet certain exactly what the family owns around the world.”
Amount singer Mariah Carey was paid to sing four songs for Gadhafi’s son Muatassim in 2008 at a New Year’s Eve party in the Caribbean. Other top entertainers have performed for the Gadhafis over the years, as well.
Share of the Gadhafi stake in the Italian soccer team Juventus
More numbers and info on Gadhafi’s money here.