List of 15 highest paid African leaders in 2021

List of 15 highest paid African leaders in 2021


One question that has been asked by lots of African citizens is: Who is the highest paid African leader?

This has now been revealed in a recent report in Business Insider Africa. The report expressed concern that the annual salaries of most African leaders are well above the country’s GDP per capita or average wages. This is why many young citizens are curious to discover how much African leaders earn so that they can compare their pay packets with the average salaries and GDPs of other countries.

Cameroonian President, Paul Biya tops the list with an annual salary of $620,976 according to data sourced from websites of countries, data from organisations such as the International Monetary Fund and the CIA World Factbook.

Morocco’s King Mohammed follows Biya in second place with an annal salary of $488,604 while South Afrca’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa is third with an annual salary of $223, 500.

Below is a list of 15 of the highest-paid African leaders in 2021.


Name Country Sslary (US $) GDP Per Capita
Paul Biya Cameroon $620,976 1,469
King Mohammed VI Morocco $488,604 3,121
Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa $223,500 4,736
Uhuru Kenyatta Kenya $192,200 2,075
Yoweri Museveni Uganda $183,216 915
Abdelmadjid Tebboune Algeria $168,000 3,331
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Equatorial Guinea $152,680 8,132
Emmerson Mnangagwa Zimbabwe $146,590 2,583
Denis Sassou Republic of Congo $108,400 457
Alassane Ouattara Ivory Coast $100,000 2,281
George Weah Liberia $90,000 654
Paul Kagame Rwanda $85,000 2,393
Nana Akufo-Addo Ghana $76,000 2,188
Lazarus Chakwera Malawi $74,300 399
Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria $69,000 2,149

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