There’s been some talk that Donald Trump and Mussolini(or maybe even Hitler) have a lot in common. But that got me to thinking, has there ever been a billionaire who took over a country that way? "The rich"as a class might decide to back the horse they think is winning(and is not socialist), but don’t dictators usually come from the working class or the military? I do know of some fabulously rich individuals who have run countries or states, and the usual result seems to be that they have the arrogance of dictators, but don’t tend to upset the system. I’m thinking Silvio Berlusconi more than anyone else here, he and Trump seem to have more in common than Trump or Mussolini.
So here’s my question: Has there ever been a dictator who came from the very top of the economic elite? Every one I can think of was either working class or military.