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The Wealthiest African Leaders Of 2015


8) Robert Mugabe – $10 million

The Zimbabwean President has steered his country for over 26 years and has also been asked by the UN to become a ‘leader for tourism.’

7) Idriss Deby – $50 million

Idriss Deby is Chad’s president and has survived three attempted coups in 2006, 2008 and 2013. He is also notable for winning Chad’s first post-independence election in 1991.

6) King Mswati III – $100 million

The King of Swaziland has held onto office for the best part of 30 years; he is well known not only for his massive spending sprees, but also for having 13 wives.

5) Paul Biya – $200 million

The Cameroonian president gained notoriety for staying at a luxury villa, reportedly costing $40,000 a night!

4) Uhuru Kenyatta – $500 million

Compared to his compatriots, Kenyatta is a relative newcomer to the halls of power in Kenya since 2013. He was elected on the basis that he would make Kenya prosperous over the next two decades through the Vision 2030 programme.

3) Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo – $600 million

Mbasogo unseated his uncle to gain the presidency of Equatorial Guinea and controls the country’s economy through his own will and through his family.

2) Mohammed VI of Morocco – $2.1 billion

King Mohammed inherited his father’s title in 1999 and immediately initiated reforms intended to tackle human rights abuses and countrywide poverty.

1) Jose Eduardo Dos Santos – $20 billion

Dos Santos has been the President of Angola for 36 years and holds major stakes in government assets, especially oil. His daughter, Isabel Dos Santos, is famous for being one of the wealthiest women in Africa and is herself worth more than $3 billion.


By: Nye Longman

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