Most African leaders upon assuming power, start amassing wealth, often using unorthodox means. They see leadership as an opportunity to enrich themselves over the mandate to serve their people. Countries leading in corruption menace are mostly from Africa, and in most cases under the web of the presidents and people close to them. Some are genuine business people, but the seat of presidency and its influence comes with loopholes to grow their vast businesses. In such cases, its prudent to include both curent and former presidents when ranking them in terms of their wealth.
Here is the list of the top 10 richest presidents in Africa:
1. José Eduardo dos Santos —– Angola.
2. Mohammed VI —– Morocco.
3. Ali Bongo Ondimba —– Gabon.
4. Uhuru Kenyatta —– Kenya.
5. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo —– Equatorial Guinea.
6. Cyril Ramaphosa —– South Africa.
7. Paul Kagame —– Rwanda.
8. Jacob Zuma —– South Africa.
9. Paul Biya —— Cameroon
10. Mswati III —– Swaziland.