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Did You Know That Gambian Dictator, Yahya Jammeh is Far Richer Than His Country?


Gambia is one of Africa’s smallest countries, which was ruled with an iron fist by Jammeh since 1994. Jammeh seized power in a bloodless coup, and still desires strongly to rule more, but this time failed as President-elect Adama Barrow won during a recent shock election.

Jammeh’s 22 years iron fist rule got the public wondering about how much his net worth is, only to find out he is richer than the entire country. Now, the question is: why is Yahya Jammeh so rich and how did he acquire his wealth?

This is so deceitful, how can a president be richer than a whole nation.
According to a report, Jammeh is the richest man in the Gambia and virtually all businesses are owned by him.

Yahya Jammeh’s net worth is estimated at $1.8 billion dollars. He owns $10m-dollar mansions (each) in five eastern European countries and two western Europe countries, as well as $30m mansion in Morocco.

The Gambian President has reportedly invested heavily in Dubai and other Middle Eastern Countries.

According to Gambia’s Freedom Newspaper, Jammeh was so self-assured about his wealth, that over national radio and television he said: “even in next world, generations of his family will stay rich”.

The wealth came from Allah’s World Bank, in his own words and evidently, involving slain Libyan leader Qaddafi as one of the chief cashiers at Jammeh’s “World Bank”, as well as the Taiwanese and other sources.

What are your thoughts about President Yahya Jammeh net worth?

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  1. Thanks for this insight. I am a Nigerian and I once in a community development meeting asked a question ( can a company go bankrupt while all the Managers that worked for the company are multimillionaire?) I am not surprised to hear that because the past leaders of my own country are also richer than the country.

  2. I don’t understand why African leaders believe in making themselves wealthy on the expence of their own citizens and worse off investing in rich and well to do countries instead of developing their own country and build their own Dubai!

  3. Naturally Africa is economically speaking but virtual the people are very poor because of coruptt leaders like Yahya Jammeh, this man must b prosecuted immediately

  4. Au and Un should bar all African leaders from buying properties and keeping moneys overseas. Any individual aspiring to be a President in Africa must accept this condition.

  5. Pls African leaders be conscious of what ever they are doing,cos matter how leaving power is real at any point in time.After all what have you to achieve with public fund?really life after death you most account for every single penny.

  6. Am not surprised that Jammey is richer than his country, we should not forget that this is Africa where these dictators only mine about there stomach and what will their kids eat after they left office. May the good lord help African Countries

  7. The problem with African presidents especially dictators is stealing and enriching themselvs. its Jammy today and recently Zuma and many others were in similar scandles…..poor people contribute coins everyday towards tax that goes to jammi’s estate….shame!!!!

  8. My own advice is on the issue of african leaders, spending more than 10 or 15 years on presidential position,they should b vet by the Au and Un, by amending the constitution. And as for the wealth we cant stop them. We should just know that what does it profit a man to inherit d wealth in the world and losses his soul. Think Africans….

  9. Can’t really understand these people masquerading as leaders whilst they are busy lining their pockets and oppressing the on guise of promoting Pan Africanism my foot they are mostly candidates of the Hague.

  10. i think he deserve it ….22 years to as leader in africa, he has taken great risk.
    i wish him good luck and health.
    if i could i would do the same thing.

  11. Of course, Jammeh is a dictator he prefers his well being than his people.
    During his 22 years in absolute power he had been serving himself , his family and investing in foreign countries


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