The Top 10 Corrupt World Leaders
Corrupt leaders are prevalent in every country of the world. Here is a list of the top 10 corrupt world leaders. This list of country leaders includes infamous presidents and prime ministers with illegal money-making skills.
Some of the most questionable people in the world are on this list, and with good reason. They were supposed to help lead their country into brighter days, but for selfish or other reasons, they decided to consolidate power into their own hands. You may recognize some of the names on this list. These famous corrupt leaders will live on in history, but for all of the wrong reasons.
For the sake of this list, corruption is defined as playing a part in the political process and on the insidious impact of corrupt politics on public life in societies across the globe, as defined by the Transparency International Global Corruption Organization.
Source: Transparency International Global Corruption Report, 2004.
- Photo: State Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia / Wikimedia Commons / Public DomainPresident of Indonesia (1967-1998)
- Age: Dec. at 86 (1921-2008)
- Birthplace: Kemusuk, Indonesia
- Photo: Philippine Presidential Museum and Library / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
President/Dictator of the Philippines (1965-1986)
- Age: Dec. at 72 (1917-1989)
- Birthplace: Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Region, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines
- Photo: Mieremet, Rob / Anefo / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0 NLPresident of Zaire (1965-1997)
- Age: Dec. at 66 (1930-1997)
- Birthplace: Lisala, Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Video: YouTubePresident of Nigeria (1993-1998)
- Age: Dec. at 54 (1943-1998)
- Birthplace: Kano, Nigeria
- Photo: Akira Tomlinson / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0President of Peru (1990-2000)
- Age: 81
- Birthplace: Lima, Peru
- Photo: Unknown / Wikimedia Commons / Public DomainPresident of Haiti (1971-1986)
- Age: Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)
- Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Caribbean Sea, Greater Antilles