Jamaica's Top 10 Richest Politicians And Their Net-worth (2017)

‘Politics is a game’ That is what most people say when they enter politics. However, none of them was able to say ‘Politics is a business’.

Politics is a very business and here are the top 10 people who are really high up on their game.

The below list is the top 10 richest Jamaican Politicians and their net-worth 2017.

1. Phillip Paulwell
The Honourable Phillip Paulwell (born 14 January 1962) is a Jamaican politician.
Paulwell is the current Member of Parliament for the constituency of Kingston East and Port Royal and former Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining STEM in the People’s National Party administration, which has formed the Government of Jamaica following the party’s electoral victory in the December 2011 General Elections.

His estimated net-worth is $56 Million.


2. Anthony Hylton
George Anthony Hylton (born 27 April 1957) is a Jamaican politician who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2007. Hylton has been Member of Parliament with the People’s National Party from Western Saint Thomas Parish, Jamaica since 1993. He has held other portfolios including Minister of Foreign Trade as well as Mining and Energy.
In 2014, he faced charges of breaching the Parliamentary Integrity of Members Act. As of 2016, he is the opposition spokesperson on industry, investment and commerce.

His estimated net-worth is $52 million


3. Peter Phillips
Peter Phillips, MP (born 28 December 1949) is a Jamaican politician who is the currently the president of the People’s National Party and the Opposition Leader in Jamaica. He served as Minister of Finance and Planning of Jamaica from 2012 to 2016. He is Member of Parliament for East Central St Andrew.

His estimated net-worth is $49 million.


4. Andrew Holness
Andrew Michael Holness, ON, MP is a Jamaican politician who has been the Prime Minister of Jamaica since 3 March 2016, following the 25 February 2016 general election. Holness previously served as Prime Minister from October 2011 to January 5, 2012.


His estimated net-worth is $45 million.


5. Marlene Malahoo Forte
Marlene Patricia Malahoo Forte, QC is a Jamaican politician. She has been Attorney General of Jamaica since 7 March 2016. She served as a Senator for the Jamaica Labour Party from 2009 to 2016, and served as State Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade from 2009 to 2012. Prior to entering politics, she served as a Resident Magistrate. Forte studied at the University of the West Indies, Norman Manley Law School and King’s College London (LLM, 1999),obtained a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and has lectured in criminal practice and procedure at the Norman Manley Law School.

Her estimated net-worth is $44 million.


6. Karl Samuda
Karl Samuda is a Jamaican politician. He is currently the Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries in Jamaica and previously served in that position between 2007 and 2011.

His estimated net-worth is $39 million.


7. Pearnel Charles
Pearnel Charles is a Jamaican politician with the Jamaica Labour Party.
As of March 10, 2016, he holds the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives. He served as the Minister of Labour and Social Security in Jamaica between 2007 and 2012.

His estimated net-worth is $35 million.


8. Edmund Bartlett
Edmund Bartlett is a Jamaican politician. He is the former Minister of Tourism of Jamaica having been succeeded by Wykeham McNeill after his party lost the 2011 general elections.
He retained his title after the Jamaican general election, 2016.

His estimated net-worth is $35 million.


9. Audley Shaw
Audley Shaw is a Jamaican politician. He currently serves as the Minister of Finance and the Public Service in Jamaica since 7 March 2016 and previously served in the post from 2007 to 2012.

His estimated net-worth is $28 million.


10. Robert Montague
Robert Montague is a Jamaican politician with the Jamaica Labour Party. He comes from a political family; his father Asquith Nathaniel was a charter member of the JLP. He entered politics in 1990 as a councillor for Carron Hall, Saint Mary Parish.

His estimated net-worth is $28 million.


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