It’s no doubt that African leaders leap a lot of benefits, more so monetary ones. They are ranked among the highest paid state leaders in the word, despite their countries being undeveloped, with high rate of unemployment and inflated wage bills. This is evident when comparing what the president earns with the country’s GDP and minimum wage paid to the country’s workers.
Most presidents, salary commissions or finance ministries, don’t take that into consideration. That’s why you will find a president and government officials pocketing millions as majority of the people live below a dollar per day. Indeed politics pays, not just with power, influence but also with money.
Here are the top 10 highest paid presidents in Africa.
Annual base pay
King Mohammed VI
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo
Denis Sassou Nguesso
Republic of the Congo