Wikileaks Secret: Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe was worth $1 billion+

[This is what a British newspaper found back in 2017. Jan]

The former President of Zimbabwe was in power for 37 tears, but was overthrown in a military coup in 2017.

The Tyrant was accused of widespread human rights violation and corruption, while appearing to add to continue to add to his riches.

Here we take a look at the wealth, riches and net wort of the former dictator of Zimbabwe.

Robert Mugabe had a net worth estimated at $20million (£16million), according to Celebrity Net Worth.

However, according to a 2001 US diplomatic cable, later released by whistle-blowing organisation WikiLeaks, said he had about £1billion worth of assets.

They said reliable information was difficult to find, but there were rumours his assets “include everything from secret accounts in Switzerland, the Channel Islands and the Bahamas to castles in Scotland”.

Both he and his wife Grace have enjoyed a life of luxury.

But his wife had particularly lavish spending habits, and reportedly spent £60,000 in a single shop in Paris.

Earning the nickname Gucci Grace, and the First Shopper, she is also thought to have bought a number of properties in South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai.

Meanwhile, her husband purchased a $5.2million (£4.2million) mansion in Hong Kong in 2013.

The Wikileaks cable said the Mugabe family have six residences, “including a multi-story mansion”, and a number of farms around the country.

Frail last pics of tyrant Robert Mugabe show decrepit figure in Adidas trackies
The multi-story mansion is believed to be worth $9million, and has “25 bedrooms, a large outdoor pool, two lakes, a massive dining room that can seat more than 30 guests, a large master bedroom with a super king-size bed and a multimillion-dollar radar system”, according to news group The Citizen.

It is not known where Mugabe earned all his money.

However, Jeffrey Smith, executive director of democracy group Vanguard Africa, told the Money Website: “It’s long been suspected that Robert Mugabe, his family, and close associates have been dipping their hands into state coffers, or otherwise plundering Zimbabwe’s immense natural resource wealth for their own benefit.”

Source: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/robert-mugabe-net-worth-incredible-19575282

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