Trained bodyguards, armored cars, and in some cases even snipers on the roofs: the powers that be are scared for their own safety and are ready to pay a lot of money to live another day.
From world leaders to successful billionaires, these are the most well-guarded people in the world.
1. Alassane Outtara (Cote d’Ivoire)
The President of Côte d’Ivoire is guarded by a truly huge number of bodyguards and military personnel. There are even guards covering armored vehicles with their bodies, standing on the steps by the doors. They must be getting paid a lot to be ready to sacrifice their lives like that.
2. Kim Jong-un (North Korea)
The meek leader of North Korea is clearly very worried about his safety when going outside or visiting other countries. His presidential cortege is made up of armored cars and guards on motorcycles. In addition to that, Kim Jong-un loves having the guards running on foot beside the armored cars. From the outside, it looks strange and funny, but it works.
3. Shinzo Abe (Japan)
The youngest prime minister of Japan is guarded much better than the old emperor of Japan, who is basically a ceremonial decoration at this point. While the PM is moving around the city, he doesn’t block the road, but the bodyguards are literally hanging out from the cars’ windows to ask other drivers to let them through. If anything goes south, these boys are ready to bring the heat.