2. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo – $600 million
Meet Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the president of Equatorial Guinea!
If you find the name too long, think of the man as one of the most successful dictators currently in office. Obiang assumed power back in 1979 after ousting his uncle, and never let go of it.
With $600 million owned in US bank accounts, the 75-year-old ranks as one of the wealthiest heads of state. Apparently, the figure talks only about the bucks written directly to Obiang’s name.
The one-party “democracy” currently in effect in Equatorial Guinea virtually makes the entire African nation a subject of its president’s desire. Obiang holds absolute power and enforces a crazy cult of personality that culminated with him assuming a god-like status.
We feel the need to mention the allegations of cannibalism. Obiang is rumored to cook and eat political enemies whenever bored.