Mobuto Sese Seko
The former military dictator and president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo did not joke with bottles of his favourite Taittinger champagne, which were permanently on ice, according to an article on the Independent.
Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga during his tenure from 1965 to 1997, was accused of ruling his country with brutality, corruption, and ruthlessness. Served initially as a soldier in the Belgian colonial army, he became a journalist and an active participant in politics.
After his return to the military, he became widely involved in the politics of the newly independent Democratic Republic of Congo. He subsequently launched a coup that began his 32-year reign of terror.