Guess Who Is The Highest Paid President In Africa

By Staff Published: July 22, 2017, 5:21 pm
President In AfricaSouth African President Jacob Zuma. Photo: SABC

African heads of governments are among the highest paid in the world despite the continent’s many challenges.

Jacob Zuma, South African president is the highest paid in the continent earning $272 000 per year, he was ranked fourth in the world. Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame is ranked tenth, earning only $85 000 per year.

According to African Rakings.com, these are some of the wealthiest leaders in Africa.

From IT News Africa.

1. South Africa: Jacob Zuma $272 000 per annum

Jacob Zuma has been the president of the Republic of South Africa since 2009. Zuma was among the world’s top 10 highest paid president, he was listed fourth. He was re-elected in the 2014 election. He is currently the top-earning president in Africa.

2. Alegria: Abdelaziz Boufika $168 000 per annum
Abdelaziz Boufikais aMoroccan-born Algerian politician who became president of Algeria in 1999. Boufika is the second highest paid president in Africa.

3. Kenya: Uhuru Kenyatta $132 000 per annum
Uhuru Kenyatta is the 4th and current President of Kenya, in office since 2013. He is the son of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president. Kenyatta is the third highest paid president in the continent. In 2014 he took a salary cut and decreased his salary from $14 000 per month to $11 000.

4. Comoros: Azali Assoumani $115 000 per annum
President of one of the smallest country in Africa, Assoumani has been in office since 2016. Aged 57, Assoumani first came to power in 1999 after ousting acting President Tadjidine Ben Said Massounde in a coup.

5. Namibia: Hage Geingoba $110 000 per annum
Hage Geingoba has been in office since 21 March 2015, he is the third and the current President of Namibia. He gained a PhD in 2004 from the University of Leeds, in Britain. The president, who shares executive power with the cabinet, is limited to two five-year terms.

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