Top 15 Highest Paid African Presidents and their Salaries

14. Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia ($65,000 per year)

Zambian president Edgar was re-elected on 15 August,2016.He is paid $65,000 annually.Edgar Lungu winning the presidential election with slightly more than 50% of the vote, ahead of his only major competitor, Hakainde Hichilema, who received almost 48%. Lungu finished a few thousand votes over the threshold for an outright victory.

13. José Eduardo dos Santos, President of Angola ($60,000 per year)

José Eduardo dos Santos is an Angolan politician and has been President of Angola since 1979.He was ranked as the richest African president.

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His official salary is $5,000 a month. In Angola, the monthly salary of the President is 461,319 kz. He is also paid an additional 276,791 kz.

12. President of Egypt, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ($70,500 per year)

Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi has been in office since 2014.He is commonly known as Sisi and he is the sixth and incumbent President of Egypt.

The former general and head of Egypt’s armed forces resigned from the military on 26 March 2014 in order to run for president.

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President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has an annual salary of EGP 504,000 ($70,400). A presidential decree to raise the president’s monthly salary from EGP 2000 ($280) to EGP 42,000 ($5,900).

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