Africa, the second largest continent in the world. It is also world’s second most populous continent endowed with natural resources yet widely regarded as the poorest continent. There are 56 nations in Africa, led by different leaders who have been ruling for several decades. Some of these leaders and their families are very rich and their wealth are considered ill-gotten. They make their wealth from natural resources of these nations through the creation of companies under the names of their families. Here is a brief overview of the richest Presidents in Africa.
The Richest/Wealthiest African Presidents and Kings (2015)
9: JACOB ZUMA (SOUTH AFRICA) $10MILLION
It’s been a rough year for the politician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 72-year-old Jacob Zuma has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2015 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
Jacob Zuma tops annual list of highest-paid politicians
8) Robert Mugabe (ZIMBABWE) – Net Worth: $10 Million
Robert Mugabe is the President of Zimbabwe. His net worth is estimated to be around $100 million. The dictator’s family is very wealthy. Mugabe has won many elections, although frequently these have been criticized by outsiders for violating various electoral procedures.