Highest Paid African Presidents.
As per tradition, Politicians must be fair and objective; and should be dedicated to serve their people. They should be held accountable for their actions. They need to think globally and act locally.
In Deuteronomy 1:13 the Bible says, “ Choose for your tribes wise, understanding, and experienced men, and I will appoint them as your heads.” Therefore for those of us in democratic countries, it is our duty to appoint worthy leaders to lead us.
Nowadays, Politics have become a lucrative career, a get quick scheme. Many Political leaders are not only powerful, but also extremely rich and wealthy. Today’s African political leaders make plenty of money in a continent where many live only on $2 a day.
Here is a list of the Highest Paid African Presidents as of July 2015. This is based on records from Jeune Afrique and My Wage. These figures just represent their basic salary, of course with allowances and other incomes its way much more.
#15. Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon. ($65, 000 /annum)
Ali Bongo Ondimba was elected as president of Gabon in 2009. He is reported to have an annual income of $65,000.
Gabon is a full of resources and is the fifth largest oil producer in sub Saharan Africa and the sixth most developed nation in Africa.
#14. Edgar Lungu, President of The Republic Of Zambia. ($68,500 /annum).
Edgar Chagwa Lungu is the head of government of Zambia. Edgar Lungu has been officially elected as President of Zambia since January 2015. His annual salary is believed to be $68,500
Abdel Fattah el- Sisi is the sixth and current President of Egypt and has been in office since 2014. President el-Sisi has an annual salary of $70, 400, which is EGP 504,000.
#12. John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana. ($76, 000 / annum)
John Dramani is the current president of Ghana. He has been the President of Ghana since July 2012. His yearly income is roughly $76,000.
#11. Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, President of Angola. ($81, 075.96 /annum)
Jose Eduardo Dos Santos is an Angolan politician who has been the president of Angola since 1979. He receives a salary amounting to $81,075.96 per annum. He is believed to be one of the richest African presidents.
#10. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda. ($ 85, 000 / annum)
Paul Kagame is the sixth and current President of Rwanda. He has been in office since 2000. He pockets $85,000 per annum as his basic salary. Rwandans believe that President Kagame deserves the big pay because the country is making rapid economic progress under his presidency.
#9. Ellen Johnson, President of Liberia. ($90, 000 / annum)
Ellen Johnson made history as Africa’s first head of state. Ellen Johnson pockets $90,000 per annum as her basic salary. According to Forbes 2014, Johnson is the 70th most powerful woman in the world.
#8. Alassane Ouattara, President Cote d’Ivoire. ($100,000 / annum)
Alassane Ouattara is the current President of Cote d’Ivoire who has been in office since 2011. He is the fifth President of the Ivory Coast. His annual income is a staggering $100,000 as his basic salary.
#7. Abdullah al-Thani, Prime Minister of Libya. ($105,000 / annum)
Abdullah al-Thani has been serving as Prime Minister of Libya since 11 March 2014. Abdullah al-Thani is assumed to be receiving an annual income of $105,000.
#6. Hage Geingob, President of Namibia. ($110, 000 / annum)
Hage Geingob is the third and current President of Namibia. Hage Geingob has been in office since 21 March 2015. Hage Geingob receives $110, 000 per year.
#5. Denis Sassou, President of the Rep.Congo ($ 110,500 /annum)
Denis Sassou is the current President of the Republic of Congo. The Congolese politician who heads The Republic Of Congo receives a basic pay package of $110,500.
#4. Ikililou Dhoinine , President of Comoros. ($115, 000 / annum)
Ikililou Dhoinine is the President of Comoros who has been serving as one since 2011. He earns a pay package of $115,000 per annum.
#3. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya. ($132, 000 / annum)
Uhuru Kenyatta is the President of Kenya. He is the fourth President of Kenya and has been in office since April 9 2013. Kenyatta gets a hefty $132, 000 every year.
#2. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria. ($168, 000 / annum)
Abdelaziz Bouteflika is an Algerian politician who has been the fifth President of Algeria since 1999. Before he became President of Algeria, he was the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1963 to 1976. He is reported to take home an annual salary amounting to $168,000.
#1. Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa. ($272,000 / annum)
Jacob Zuma is the current President of South Africa. He is rated to be highest paid President in Africa with a staggering salary of $272,000 per year. Jacob Zuma is also amongst the world’s top 10 highest paid leaders.