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

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Paul Kagame ($500 million)

Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda was born in October 1957, in Tambwe Ruanda-Urundi. 

Kagame rose to power in 2000 and has been the president of Rwanda after the resignation of Pasteur Bizimungu. He is worth $500 million.

Kagame and his family own the majority of investments in Rwanda such as Crystal Ventures, according to a report by Financial Times in 2012.

The company has $500 million worth of assets inclusive of a Bombardier Global Express private jet worth $50 million. Most of his wealth is also hidden offshore under the names of his children. Ivan Kagame is said to have a house in Beverly Hills, California worth two million dollars.

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