Rwandan politician and current president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame and his family have an estimated net worth of $500 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com. Born in October 1957 in Tambwe, Ruanda-Urundi. Kagame has held his role as the President of Rwanda for fifteen years now after assuming office in March 2000 when Pasteur Bizimungu stepped down. His family fled to Uganda when he was roughly at the age of two. He fought for Yoweri Museveni’s rebel army and was then a senior Ugandan army officer.
Paul Kagame became a member of the Rwandan Patriotic Front and took control following the deceased of leader Fred Rwigyema. Kagame’s military triumph helped end genocide taking place in Rwanda. From 1994 to 2000, he worked as Vice President and Minister of Defence and Rwanda’s de facto leader. During that 6-year period, he gave backing for two controversial wars in Zaire. Kagame was elected in 2003 and a new constitution was adopted. He once again won the election for his second term back in 2010. Two years later, the FinancialTimes (FT.com) asserted that Paul Kagame and his family members allegedly control the majority of the Rwandan economy through a holding company called Crystal Ventures including a $50 million Bombardier private jet. He is married to Jeannette Nyiramongi and has four children.