Graphic shows wealth of Nazarbayev’s family and associates.


Former Kazakh leader’s family wealth in spotlight

January 12, 2022 - Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has said that associates of his predecessor Nursultan Nazarbayev needed to share their wealth with the public to help alleviate discontent after a week of violent unrest.

Nazarbayev, 81, was the longest-serving leader of any former Soviet state, running Kazakhstan between 1989 and 2019, first as Communist Party boss and then as president, Reuters said.

Several members of his family and former associates are among Kazakhstan's richest people, according to Forbes magazine.

PUBLISHED: 12/01/2022; STORY: Graphic News