Chris Blattman

And we say America has a wealth in politics problem

Via George Ayittey:

The net worth of all 43 U.S. presidents collectively – from Washington to Obama – totals $2.7 billion.

…The net worth of individual African presidents from banditry: Abacha (Nigeria), $5 billion; al-Bashir (Sudan), $7 bn; Babangida (Nigeria), $8 bn; Mobutu (Zaire, now Congo DR), over $10 bn; Mubarak (Egypt), over $40 bn; Khaddafi (Libya), over $60 bn.

According to Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, corrupt African leaders have stolen at least $140 billion from their people in the decades since independence

One Response

  1. i think it has something to do with being poor at a young age, but once u attain it you go over bored? no? just guessing

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