African Politics has become a very lucrative career. Some african leaders are not only powerful, but also rich and famous. Today’s African leaders make plenty of money in a continent where many citizens live below two dollar ($2) per day.
Below are the top 10 highest paid African presidents, according to Jeune Afrique and MyWage. These figures reflect just their base salary.
10) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia ($90,000 per year)
She is dogged by accusations of corruption, nepotism and failing the nation’s poor.