6) King Mswati III – Net Worth: $100 Million
Country: Swaziland, Years in Power: 28
Mswati III is the King of Swaziland. He was the 15th richest royal in the world, according to Forbes Magazine. He is worth an estimated $100 million; down $100 million of his 2012 ($200 million) fortune. Swaziland is one of the smallest countries in Africa.
The King has often been criticized for his lavish spending. In the summer of 2009, several of his 13 wives reportedly spent over $6 million in a shopping spree. In the 2014 budget, parliament allocated $61 million for the King’s annual household budget, while 63 percent of Swazis live on less than $1.25 per day. His luxury car collection include a $500,000 Daimler Chrysler’s flagship Maybach 62. He has banned the photography of his cars.
5) Paul Biya – Net Worth: $200 Million
Country: Cameroon, Years in Power: 31
Paul Biya has been the President of Cameroon since November 6 1982. His estimated net worth is around $200 million; this figure was published by the ForeignPolicy.com. Around 48 percent of the citizens of Cameroon live below the poverty line. Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development (CCFD) and several on-and-offline media has placed him in the list of leaders with ill-gotten wealth.
In 2009, French online newspaper, Rue 89, reported the Cameroon President’s vacation was the top most expensive among world leaders. More than that of the American President. He was criticized for spending 30,000 euros ($40,000) per day on renting a villa.