3) Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya ($132,000 per year)
Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is the fourth and the current President of Kenya. He assumed charge on April 9 2013. Kenyatta’s earns $132,000 annually. He led by example in 2014 by taking a pay cut. His basic salary of $14,000 per month was reduced to around $11,000.
2) Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria ($168,000 per year)
Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been the fifth President of Algeria since 1999. The annual salary of the President of Algeria is around $168,000.
1) Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa ($272,000 per year)
Jacob Zuma’s annual income is a whopping $272,000. He is the highest paid African president and among the world’s top 10. In 2012, he approved a 5.5 percent salary increase for top public servants.