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Corrupt leaders are prevalent in every country of the world. Here is a list of the top 10 corrupt world leaders. Only some countries with corrupt leaders have made it to this list, thanks to its corrupt presidents and corrupt prime ministers with illegal money making skills. You can copy this corrupt world leaders list to make a list of your own.

Some of the most horrible people in the world are on this list, and with good reason. They were supposed to help lead their country into brighter days, for selfish or other reasons, they decided to consolidate power into their own hands. You may recognize some of the names on this list as some of the most heinous people in power today. 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.

Who are the world's most corrupt leaders? The people on this list shouldn't be too pleased to see their names on here, but then again, they could have whoever compiled this list axed in a heartbeat.

Source: Transparency International Global Corruption Report 2004.

Suharto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top 10 Corrupt World Leaders
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President of Indonesia (1967-1998)

Age: Died at 87 (1921-2008)

Birthplace: Kemusuk, Indonesia

Profession: Politician, Soldier

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Ferdinand Marcos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top 10 Corrupt World Leaders
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President of the Philippines (1972-1986)

Age: Died at 72 (1917-1989)

Birthplace: Sarrat, Philippines

Profession: Politician, Soldier, Lawyer

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Mobutu Sese Seko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top 10 Corrupt World Leaders
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President of Zaire (1965-1997)

Age: Died at 67 (1930-1997)

Birthplace: Lisala, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Profession: Politician

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Sani Abacha is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top 10 Corrupt World Leaders
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President of Nigeria (1993-1998)

Age: Died at 55 (1943-1998)

Birthplace: Kano, Nigeria

Profession: Politician

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