Africa is the second largest continent in the world. It is also world’s second most populous continent but is sadly regarded as the poorest continent. Africa is a continent endowed with mineral and human resources aplenty. While most of their nationals are struggling to earn a living, most African presidents are regarded as the richest people in Africa.
Over 47 presidents in Africa have been ruling their respective countries for over 10 years yet aspire to continue. Most of these leaders have amassed a lot of wealth which is considered ill-gotten. They derive joy in milking the resources of their countries.
In this article, we would explore the top 10 richest Rulers in Africa.
10. Jacob Zuma
It’s been a rough year for the politician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 72-year-old Jacob Zuma has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2015 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
The South African politician has an estimated net worth of $215 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics.
He also owns several restaurants in Pretoria, a Football Team, has launched his own brand of Vodka, and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Jacob) and a fashion line called “Jacob Zuma Seduction”.