Who is Africa's highest paid President? - See List of Top 10

Posted: 2015-07-24T16:17:21Z Read: 55,075 times

According to a report published by the African Review, a publication based in Kenya, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni is among the least paid African Presidents. Museveni earns $13,000 accoeding to this research.


Cameroonian President Paul Biya is Africa's highest paid President carting home $601,000 in a year.



The best ten paid presidents are:


10) Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of Namibia ($100,000 per year)
Hifikepunye Pohamba has been the President of Namibia since March 2005. His annual income is s110,000. In the year 2009, President and all other political tax bearers got a 25 percent salary hike.



9) Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of Rep. Congo ($110,000 per year)
Denis Sassou Nguesso has been the President of the Republic of the Congo since 1997. Global Witness recently reported that one month of personal consumption spending by Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso, son of the President, could have paid for vaccinations against measles for 80,000 Congolese babies. The President earns $110,000 annually



8) Ikililou Dhoinine, President of Comoros (s115,000 per year)
Ikililou Dhoinine has been the President of Comoros since 2011. He eamns $115,000 per year. At his inauguration, he pledged to stop corruption Dhoinine is a pharmacist by training



7) Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya ($132,000 per year)
Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is the fourth and the current President of Kenya He assumed charge on Apnl 9 2013. Kenyattas earns $32,000 annually. He led by example in 2014 by taking a pay cut. His basic salary of s14,000 per month was reduced to around $11 ,000


Teodoro Mbasogo ( President of Equatorial Guinea) – $150,000


Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is the President of Equatorial Guinea. He came to power in August 1979 by ousting his uncle Francisco Macias Nguema in a military coup. He has overseen the emergence of the nation as an important oil producer, beginning in 1990s. This President and his family literally own the economy, his personal fortune is estimated at $600 million, according to Forbes Magazine (back in 2006). In October 2011, the United States government seized $70 million assets of his son, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue. Though Equatorial Guinea is Africa’s second richest nation, majority of the population actually live under the poverty line.




5) Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria ($168,000 per year)
Abdelaziz Boutetlika has been the fifth President of Algeria since 1999. The annual salary of the President of Algeria is around $168,000.




4) Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania ($192, 000 per year)


Jakaya Kikwete has been the President of Tanzania since 2005. The annual salary of the President of Algeria is around $192, 000.



3) Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa ($272,000 per year)
Jacob Zuma's annual income is a whopping $272,000. He is the highest paid African president and among the world’s top 10. In 2012, he approved a 5.5 percent salary increase for top public servants.


2) King Mohammed (King of Morocco) - $480,000


Mohammed VI is the current King of Morocco. He is also the country’s leading businessman. He is worth more than $2.5 billion, according to Forbes. The King ascended to the throne following his father’s death in 1999 and he immediately set about improving upon his appalling human rights record and alleviating poverty.



1) Paul Biya (President of Cameroon) - $630,000


Paul Biya has been the President of Cameroon since November 6 1982. His estimated net worth is around $200 million; this figure was published by the ForeignPolicy.com. Around 48 percent of the citizens of Cameroon live below the poverty line. Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development (CCFD) and several on-and-offline media has placed him in the list of leaders with ill-gotten wealth. In 2009, French online newspaper, Rue 89, reported the Cameroon President’s vacation was the top most expensive among world leaders. More than that of the American President. He was criticized for spending 30,000 euros ($40,000) per day on renting a villa.




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