Born in Inkandia, South Africa in 1942. South African politician and current President Jacob Zuma has an estimated net worth of $20 million (R277 million). He is also the highest-paid African president and the 4th highest paid head of state in the World with an annual salary of $270,000 (R3.8 million).
Zuma was elected as president back in 2009. He is also the president of his political party, the African National Congress. From 1999 until 2005, he served as the Deputy President of South Africa.
He was arrested and convicted of conspiring to oust the government and was sent to serve behind bars on Robben Island for a decade, with Nelson Mandela being one of his fellow inmates. Zuma covertly re-founded the ANC following his release from prison.
As president, Zuma has backed leftist economic policies. Considered the least educated African president, Zuma political legacy has been undermined with controversies.
He was charged and then acquitted of rape in 2005, and four years later, the National Prosecuting Authority decided to drop charges against him for corrupting and racketeering. Those allegations resulted from the conviction of his financial advisor on charges of fraud and corruption.
He has been married six times. Currently he has four wives: Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo, Nompumelelo Ntuli, Thobeka Mabhija, and Gloria Bongekile Ngema. He is said to have about 21 children.