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Jonathan rated 6th richest African President, wealth put at $100m (about N16.4 billion)

By News Express on 06/10/2014

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Nigeria’s leader, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has been rated the joint sixth richest President in Africa, with an estimated wealth of about $100 million. Converted to the Nigerian currency at the current exchange rate of about 164 naira to one US dollar, this comes to about N16.4 billion.

“Goodluck Jonathan is the President of Nigeria. His net worth is estimated to be around $100 million,” Richest Lifestyle, a US-based website, said in a report entitled ‘Richest African Presidents 2014’.

An academic who lectured at the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) in Rivers State, Jonathan is not known to have engaged in any business activities but to have spent all his working life in government service. From UNIPORT he joined the defunct Oil Minerals Producing Area Development Commission (OMPADEC) before going into politics, rising speedily from Deputy Governor of his home state Bayelsa in 1999 to become Governor, Vice president, Acting President and then President.

The rating sees Jonathan, who has vehemently refused to publicly declare his assets, occupying the sixth position alongside King Mswati III of Swaziland.

Below is the 9 Richest African Presidents and Kings as of 2014 as reported by Richest Lifestyle:

1) Jose Eduardo dos Santos – Net Worth: $20 Billion

Country: Angola, Years in Power: 34

Jose Eduardo dos Santos is the President of Angola. He has held on to this post since 1979. His personal estimated wealth exceed more than $20 billion, according to Cabinda Online. While around 70 percent of Angolans live on less than two dollars a day. His daughter, Isabel dos Santos is among the Forbes Africa’s billionaires with a net worth of $3.8 billion. She’s currently Africa’s richest woman and also the world’s richest black woman.

2) Mohammed VI of Morocco – Net Worth: $2.5 Billion

Country: Morocco, Years in Power: 15

Mohammed VI is the current King of Morocco. He is also the country’s leading businessman. He is worth more than $2.5 billion, according to Forbes. The King ascended to the throne following his father’s death in 1999 and he immediately set about improving upon his appalling human rights record and alleviating poverty.

3) Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo – $600 Million

Country: Equatorial Guinea, Years in Power: 34

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is the President of Equatorial Guinea. He came to power in August 1979 by ousting his uncle Francisco Macias Nguema in a military coup. He has overseen the emergence of the nation as an important oil producer, beginning in 1990s. This President and his family literally own the economy, his personal fortune exceed $600 million, according to Forbes Magazine. In October 2011, the United States government seized $70 million assets of his son, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue. Though Equatorial Guinea is Africa’s second richest nation, majority of the population actually live under the poverty line.

4) Uhuru Kenyatta – Net Worth: $500 Million

Country: Kenya, Years in Power: 1

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is the President of Kenya and the son of Kenya’s first President, Jomo Kenyatta. In 2011, Forbes estimated his net worth at $500 million. Most of his wealth comes from property. With his family, the President owns stakes in Kenya’s largest dairy company Brookside Dairies, media company Mediamax, Heritage Hotels, Commercial Bank of Africa and hundreds of thousands of prime Kenyan land. He is regarded as man of the people due to his sociability. During his inaugural speech, he promised economic transformation through Vision 2030, free maternal care and unity among all Kenyans.

5) Paul Biya – Net Worth: $200 Million

Country: Cameroon, Years in Power: 31

Paul Biya has been the President of Cameroon since November 6 1982. His estimated net worth is around $200 million; this figure was published by the ForeignPolicy.com. Around 48 percent of the citizens of Cameroon live below the poverty line. Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development (CCFD) and several on-and-offline media has placed him in the list of leaders with ill-gotten wealth. In 2009,  French online newspaper, Rue 89, reported the Cameroon President’s vacation was the top most expensive among world leaders. More than that of the American President. He was criticized for spending 30,000 euros ($40,000) per day on renting a villa.

6) King Mswati III – Net Worth: $100 Million

Country: Swaziland, Years in Power: 28

The 15th richest royal in the world, according to Forbes Magazine. Mswati III is the King of Swaziland. He is worth more than $100 million; down $100 million of his 2012 ($200 million) fortune. The King has often been criticized for his lavish spending. In 2009 summer, several of his 13 wives reportedly spent over $6 million in a shopping spree. In the 2014 budget, parliament allocated $61 million for the King’s annual household budget, while 63 percent of Swazis live on less than $1.25 per day. His luxury car collection include a $500,000 Daimler Chrysler’s flagship Maybach 62. And has banned the photography of his cars.

6) Goodluck Jonathan – Net Worth: $100 Million

Country: Nigeria, Years in Power: 4

Goodluck Jonathan is the President of Nigeria. His net worth is estimated to be around $100 million. He launched a “Roadmap for Power Sector Reform”, launched the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria and launched the Transformation Agenda. He is a member of the ruling “People Democratic Party”.

8) Idriss Deby – Net Worth: $50 Million

Country: Chad, Years in Power: 23

Idriss Deby has been the President of Chad since 1990. His net worth is estimated to be $50 million. Towards the end of August 2006, he made international news after calling for his nation to have 60 percent stake in its output after receiving crumbs from foreign companies running the industry.

9) Robert Mugabe – Net Worth: $10 Million

Country: Zimbabwe, Years in Power: 26

Robert Mugabe is the President of Zimbabwe. His net worth is estimated to be around $10 million. The dictator’s family is very wealthy. Mugabe has won many elections, although frequently these have been criticized by outsiders for violating various electoral procedures.

On the sources of the estimated wealth, Richest Lifestyle said: “Some of these leaders and their families are very rich and their wealth are considered ill-gotten. They make their wealth from natural resources of these nations through the creation of companies under the names of their families.”

It added that “some of the above-mentioned Presidents’ exact wealth and source of wealth are unknown that’s why they cannot be included in the Forbes Africa’s Rich List. They steal from their own people.”

•Photo shows Dr. Jonathan waving from the door of the Presidential Jet.

Source News Express

Posted 06/10/2014 11:33:28 AM

 

 

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