Africa is the second largest continent in the world. It is also world’s second most populous continent and regarded as the poorest continent. There are 47 African nations led by leaders who have been ruling for over a decade. 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.
The 8 Richest African Presidents and Kings as of 2014:
Country: Zimbabwe, Years in Power: 26
Robert Mugabe is the President of Zimbabwe. His net worth is estimated to be around $10 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. 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.
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 according to Celebrity Net Worth. 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.