10 Highest Paid African Presidents In 2015

(Last Updated On: June 7, 2015)

African Presidents are mostly the highest paid people in their country. So today we focus on which African presidents take home the biggest pay-cheque.

10. John Dramani Mahama, President Of Ghana – $76,000 a year

John Dramani Mahama

He has been president of Ghana since July 2012. This is also the year when salaries of the president and prime ministers were increased.


9. Paul Kagame – President Of Rwanda: $85,000 per year

Paul Kagame

Paul Kagame is the longest serving president of Rwanda who makes around $85,000 a year. Through his time of leadership, he has brought his country from a period of almost collapse to a rapid economic growth.


8. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia – $90,000 per year.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

She is the first woman president in Africa. She is also a Nobel prize laureate and earns approximately $90,000 a year. In 2014 she was listed as the 70th most powerful woman in the world.


7. Alassane Ouattara, President of Ivory Coast – $100,000 a year.

Alassane Ouattara

He is the 5th president of Ivory Coast and an economist by profession.


6. Hage Geingob, President of Namibia – $110,000 a year


He is Namibia’s 3rd president and was the first Prime Minister of Namibia. He won the election by an overwhelming margin.


5. Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of Rep Congo – $110,000 a year

Denis Sassou Nguesso

He has been in power for a number of years.


4. Ikililou Dhoinine, President of Comoros – $115,000 a year.

Ikililou Dhoinine

He has been president since 2011. He is a pharmacist by trainings.


3. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya – $132,000 a year

uhuru kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta is the 4th president of Kenya and son of the first president of Kenya. He is the first president to take a pay cut in order to tame the overwhelming wage bill in the country for public officers.


2. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria – $168,000 a year


Is the 5th president of Algeria and has been in power since 1999.


1. Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa – $272,000 a year


He is the highest earning president and leads the wealthiest country in Africa. He also approved a 5.5% salary increase for top public servants.

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