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The Wealthiest African Leaders of 2015

Nye Longman | African Business Review   in 
June 11, 2015

8) Robert Mugabe – $10 million

The Zimbabwean President has been in power for over 26 years and has also beencontroversially 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.


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