|June 05, 1942
|Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo age
|81 YEARS OLD
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, widely recognized as a prominent world leader in Equatorial Guinea, has a net worth estimated to range from $100K to $1M in 2024. As the long-standing President of Equatorial Guinea, he has wielded significant power and authority over the nation since assuming office in 1979. Despite allegations of corruption and human rights abuses, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has consistently maintained his grip on power, contributing to the accumulation of his considerable wealth. However, the exact figure of his net worth remains subject to speculation and may fluctuate over time.
Equatoguinean politician and former military officer who has served as the second president of Equatorial Guinea since August 1979. He is the longest-serving president of any country ever and the second-longest consecutively serving current non-royal national leader in the world.
He earned a degree in labor administration at what is now the Enrique Nvo Okenve National College. He joined the Colonial Guard during Equatorial Guinea's colonial period and attended the General Military Academy in Zaragoza, Spain. He also served as director of the notorious Black Beach prison.
In July 2003, state-operated radio declared Obiang "the country's god" with "all power over men and things." It added that the president was "in permanent contact with the Almighty" and "can decide to kill without anyone calling him to account and without going to hell." He personally made similar comments in 1993.
He was born in the town of Acoacán, belonging to the colony of Spanish Guinea, on the current border with Gabon, within the Continental Equatorial Guinea. He was the third of ten brothers. His uncle Francisco Macías Nguema was president until he ousted him in a bloody coup d'etat in 1979. He reportedly favors his son Teodoro Nguema to succeed him.
In 2006, Condoleezza Rice called him a "good friend." In 2014, President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama posed with Obiang and his wife at the White House.