The following list of the 5 highest-paid African leaders was compiled using information gathered from the websites of individual African nations as well as sources such as the International Monetary Fund and the CIA World Factbook.
1. Paul Biya – $620,976
Cameroon’s President Paul Biya, who is 88 years old and has held his position since 1982, is the oldest head of state in all of Africa.
Cameroonian politician Paul Biya has held the office of president of Cameroon continuously from the 6th of November 1982. He is the oldest head of state in Africa, as well as the second-longest serving president in Africa, and he holds the record for the longest serving non-royal leader in the world.
2. King Mohammed VI – $488,604
Mohammed VI, King of Morocco and Ruler of the Kingdom of Morocco
The current monarch of Morocco is His Majesty King Mohammed VI, who has reigned since 2011. On July 23, 1999, when his father, King Hassan II, passed away, he ascended to the throne and became King of Morocco. According to Forbes, the operating budget for his palace is $960,000 per day. This budget is paid for by the Moroccan state as part of a 2.576 billion Dirhams/year budget as of 2014. A significant portion of this budget goes toward the cost of personnel, clothing, and vehicle repairs.
3. Cyril Ramaphosa – $223,500
It is generally agreed that Cyril Ramaphosa will succeed Zuma as president.
Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa is a South African businessman and politician who has served as both the president of the African National Congress since 2017 and the president of South Africa since 2018. He became the fifth president of South Africa in 2018. It is common knowledge that he is one of the wealthiest people in South Africa. His estimated net worth is greater than 450 million dollars, and he has been featured in publications about finance such as Forbes Africa and Bloomberg.
4. Uhuru Kenyatta – $192,200
On September 23, 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta made an excursion to the Manda Naval Base for a special event.
His Excellency President Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H., is the fourth and current president of Kenya under The National Alliance (TNA), which was part of the Jubilee Alliance with his running mate William Ruto’s United Republican Party. His Excellency President Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H., was inducted into the Order of the C.G.H. in 2013. (URP). It has been estimated that he possesses a fortune of $650 million.
5. Yoweri Museveni – $183,216
Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is one of the longest serving president in Africa and on the globe, he has been the president of Uganda for 34 years and throughout that year has amassed a whopping $13 billion…..See More