Liberia’s George Manneh Weah listed among highest-paid African Presidents – Business Insider

President George Manneh Weah

A report by Business Insider indicated that Liberian leader; President George Manneh Weah has been beaten to the top spot by his Ivorian counterparts, Alassane Ouattara.

According to the BI report, George Manneh Weah’s annual earnings at US$90,000 – an equivalent of about US$7,500 per month.

On the full list, George Manneh Weah is placed at the 11th spot, after Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame at the 12th position with US$85,000 and Malawi’s Lazarus Chakwera in 14th spot taking US$76,000, and Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari earning US$69,000.

It stated that “One thing of concern is that the annual salaries of most 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 respective countries.”

Here is the list of the highest-paid President in Africa:

  1. Paul Biya, Cameroon earns $620,976
  2. King Mohammed VI, Morocco earns $488,604
  3. Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa earns $223,500
  4. Uhuru the President of Kenya earns $192,200
  5. Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda – $183,216
  6. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, President of Algeria – $168,000
  7. Teodoro Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea -$152,680
  8. Emmerson Mnangagwa president of Zimbabwe – $146,590
  9. Denis Sassou, President of the Republic of Congo – $108,400
  10. Alassane Ouattara, President of Ivory Coast – $100,000
  11. George Weah, President of Liberia- $90,000
  12. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda -$85,000
  13. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana – $76,000
  14. Lazarus Chakwera, President of Malawi – $74,300
  15. Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria – $69,000

Source: Business Insider Africa

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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