Most Corrupt World Leaders

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Most Corrupt World Leaders

Postby Richard Akindele » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:55 am

Country Leader and alleged embezzlement

1 Indonesia Suharto, $15-35bn
2 Philippines Ferdinand Marcos, $5-10bn
3 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Mobutu Sese Seko, $5bn

4 Nigeria Sani Abacha, $2-5bn

5 Serbia and Montenegro (Yugoslavia) Slobodan Milosevic, $1bn
6 Haiti J-C Duvalier, $300-800m
7 Peru Alberto Fujimori, $600m
8 Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko, $114-200m
9 Nicaragua Arnoldo Aleman, $100m
10 Philippines Joseph Estrada, $78-80m

Source: BBC
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Postby lexdino » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:34 am

OBJ should have been placed on the number 1 spot because he is the undisputed champion in this category but he didn't even appear at all and i guess maybe because he is still alive :roll:
Hmmm,,,, Yar Adua is a very sluggish but cunning one also but if you ask me, i think this man's name should also had been on this list :D :lol:
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Postby Richard Akindele » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:03 pm

lexdino wrote:OBJ should have been placed on the number 1 spot because he is the undisputed champion in this category but he didn't even appear at all and i guess maybe because he is still alive :roll:
Hmmm,,,, Yar Adua is a very sluggish but cunning one also but if you ask me, i think this man's name should also had been on this list :D :lol:


Did OBJ help himself to the nation's fortune? I did not follow his administration closely.

One thing I give OBJ credit for, was the fact that he ensured that our debt was paid off. That debt was huge, and many presidents before him were unable to pay it off. I doubt if they even tried.

The debt was ~$4 billion at some point, at an interest rate of 7.5%. That was $300 million that we were paying to foreign entities every year. Since the interest was being compounded, the amount of the interest grew every year.

So, like him, or hate him, he has managed to save the country at least $300 million/year.
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Postby lexdino » Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:26 am

admin wrote:One thing I give OBJ credit for, was the fact that he ensured that our debt was paid off. That debt was huge, and many presidents before him were unable to pay it off. I doubt if they even tried.
The debt was ~$4 billion at some point, at an interest rate of 7.5%. That was $300 million that we were paying to foreign entities every year. Since the interest was being compounded, the amount of the interest grew every year.
So, like him, or hate him, he has managed to save the country at least $300 million/year.


I agree with you on that.
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