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Top 10 Highest Paid African Presidents and Their Salaries Revealed

African Politics has become a very lucrative career. Some african leaders are not only powerful, but also rich and famous. Today’s African leaders make plenty of money in a continent where many citizens live below two dollar ($2) per day.

Below are the top 10 highest paid African presidents, according to Jeune Afrique and MyWage. These figures reflect just their base salary.

10) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia ($90,000 per year)

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the President of Liberia. She is Africa’s first female head of state. This 76-year-old Nobel laureate earns $90,000 annually.

She is dogged by accusations of corruption, nepotism and failing the nation’s poor.

9) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana ($97,000 per year).

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is the President of Ghana, in office since January 2017. He previously served as Attorney General from 2001 to 2003 and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007.

His annual income is around $97,000. Salaries of the President of Ghana and his ministers were increased after his election in december 2016, drawing the concern of the general public.


8) Alassane Ouattara, President of Ivory Coast ($100,000 per year)

Alassane Ouattara is the fifth President of Ivory Coast. He has been the President since 2011. His annual income is $100,000.

He is an economist by profession.


7) Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria ($105,000 per year)

Muhammadu Buhari is the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired Major General in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s Head of State from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985.

His annual income was $105,000.


6) Hage Geingob, President of Namibia ($110,000 per year)

Hage Geingob has been the President of Namibia since March 2015. His annual income is $110,000.

In the year 2009, President and all other political tax bearers got a 25 percent salary hike.


5) Joseph Kabila, President of Rep. Congo ($110,000 per year)

Joseph Kabila has been the President of the Republic of the Congo since January 2001. Kabila’s term was due to expire on December 2016 per the constitution.

However the nation’s electoral authority announced that the election would not be held until early 2018.The President earns $110,000 annually.


4) Ikililou Dhoinine, President of Comoros ($115,000 per year)

Ikililou Dhoinine has been the President of Comoros since 2011. He earns $115,000 per year. At his inauguration, he pledged to stop corruption.

Dhoinine is a pharmacist by training.


3) Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya ($132,000 per year)

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is the fourth and the current President of Kenya. He assumed charge on April 9 2013. Kenyatta’s earns $132,000 annually.

He led by example in 2014 by taking a pay cut.His basic salary of $14,000 per month was reduced to around $11,000.


2) Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria ($168,000 per year)

Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been the fifth President of Algeria since 1999.

The annual salary of the President of Algeria is around $168,000.


1) Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa ($272,000 per year)

Jacob Zuma’s annual income is a whopping $272,000. He is the highest paid African president and among the world’s top 10.

In 2012, he approved a 5.5 percent salary increase for top public servants.

Updated: October 10, 2017 — 11:30 pm © 2018 Frontier Theme