Being a head of state is the highest position that a person can serve during their lifetime. This position not only comes with many responsibilities, privileges, powers as well as a fat bank account.
Though Africa is not rated as one of the developed continents in the world, some of its presidents earn salaries that will blow your mind.
People living in Africa have over the years lamented their continent’s over-dependence on other regions.
Even though the continent is blessed with vast natural resources such as minerals, vegetation, among others,the citizens of some countries live well below the poverty line.
In our present dispensation, African politicians earn alot of money while citizens live poorly.
Below are the list of African presidents with the highest salary per annum.
1. Paul Biya
Paul Biya is the President of Cameroon. His monthly salary is US$50,833.33 per month. He is the highest paid African president.
2. Cyril Ramaphosa
Cyril Ramaphosa is the fifth president South Africa. He became president following the resignation of Jacob Zuma. Previously an anti apartheid activist, trade union leader, and businessman, Ramaphosa served as the deputy president of South Africa from2014 to 2018. He earns US$21,174.67.00 every month.
3. Uhuru Kenyatta
Uhuru Kenyatta is the current president of Kenya. He came into office in April 2013. He is the fourth highest paid president in Africa even though he ordered that some percentage of his salary should be cut off in2014. He earns US$13,860 monthly.
4. Abdelmadjid Tebboune
He is the president of Algeria. He earns $168,000 per annum.
5. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
He is the president of Equatorial Guinea. He earns $152,680 per annum.
6. Emmerson Mnangagwa
He is the president of Zimbabwe. He assumes office after the resignation of Robert Mugabe. He earns $146,500 per annum.
8. Joseph Kasavubu
He is the president of Republic of Congo. He earns $108,400 per annum.
8. Alassan Ouattara
He is the president of Ivory Coast. He earns $100,000 per annum
9. Hage Geingob
He is the president of Namibia. He earns $99,241 per annum.
10. Prithviraj Sing
He is the president of Mauritus. He earns $93,783 per annum.