It's most often said that most African leads clinch to power for self gain, aggrandizement and political gains.
Here's the list of top 10 richest African Presidents.
1. King Mohammed VI
He's the King of Morocco and a member of the Alaouite Dynasty who ascended to power in 1999 after the death of his father, King Hassan II. He's the leading businessman and banker in Morocco. His wealth is worth $5.8 Billion.
2. Ali Bongo Ondimba
He's a Gabonese President since 2009 after the death of his father, Omar Bongo. He's worth $1 Billion.
3. Teodoro Obiang Nguema
He's an Equatorial Guinean politician who has been the President of Equatorial Guinea since 1979. He has been widely accused of corruption and abuse of power. His wealth is worth $600 Million.
4. Uhuru Kenyatta
He's a Kenyan politician, businessman and the 4th and current President of Kenya. He's the son of the Kenya's First president, Jomo Kenyatta. His wealth is worth $500 Million.
5. Paul Kagame
He's a Rwandan politician and a former military leader who's the 4th and the current President since 2000. He's worth $500 Million.
6. Cyril Ramaphosa
He's a South Africa politician and the fifth and current President. He served as the Deputy President from 2014-2018. His wealth is worth $450 Million.
7. King Mswati III
He's the King of Eswatini and head of Swazi Royal family. He was crowned King at the age of 18 in 1986 after the death of his father. His wealth is worth $200 Million.
8. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
He's an Egyptian politician and the current sixth president of Egypt. He's worth $185 Million.
9. Isayas Afwerki
Born in 1946, he's the first and current President of Eritrea since 1993. His wealth is worth $100 Million.
10. Idris Derby
He was a Chadian President since 1990 until his death in 2021. He's worth $50 Million.
By Dominique Lao