Opinions & Features November 21, 2019 at 03:00 pm

Meet Africa’s top five richest leaders as World Bank warns the continent could be home to 90% of the world’s poor by 2030

Mohammed Awal November 21, 2019 at 03:00 pm

November 21, 2019 at 03:00 pm | Opinions & Features

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Ali Bongo Ondimba ($1 billion)

Born Alain Bernard Bongo on February 9, 1959, Ali Bongo has been president of Gabon since October 2009.

Son of Omar Bongo, who was President of Gabon from 1967 until his death in 2009, he’s among the top richest presidents in Africa. He is worth $1 billion as nearly five percent of the population lives below the international poverty line of $1.25 per day. 

Because Gabon’s population numbers 1.5 million, that equates to roughly 72,000 people who must survive on less than a dollar and a half every day.


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