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. While Cameroonian President Paul Biya is Africa’s highest paid President with $601,000 in a year.
In this article, we brought to you the list of the most paid African presidents. And below are the top 7 most paid presidents in Africa;
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.
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.
3. Jacob Zuma – President of South Africa ($272,000)
Jacob Zuma’s annual income is a whopping $272,000. He is one of the highest paid African presidents and among the world’s top 10. In 2012, he approved a 5.5 percent salary increase for top public servants.
4. Jakaya Kikwete – President of Tanzania ($192, 000)
Jakaya Kikwete has been the President of Tanzania since 2005. The annual salary of the President of Algeria is around $192, 000.
5. Abdelaziz Bouteflika – President of Algeria ($168,000)
Abdelaziz Boutetlika has been the fifth President of Algeria since 1999. The annual salary of the President of Algeria is around $168,000.
6. 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.
7. Uhuru Kenyatta – President of Kenya ($132,000)
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.