VLADIMIR Putin could be the world’s richest person with a stolen $US200 billion ($257 billion) fortune, a foreign investor claims.

Hermitage Capital Management CEO Bill Browder claims the Russian president stole billions from his country’s coffers and hid it in overseas accounts.

“I believe (Putin’s net worth) is $200 billion. After 14 years in power of Russia, and the amount of money that the country has made, and the amount of money that hasn’t been spent on schools and roads and hospitals and so on, all that money is in property, bank — Swiss bank accounts, shares, hedge funds, managed for Putin and his cronies,” Browder told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.

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