Corruption is the name of absence of honesty in the profession and getting a position through unfair means, if we have a look on the recent history of the world, we come to know about many renowned persons who were involved in the moral perversion and induced to disloyalty and bribery. The followings are the details about the top 10 most corrupt leaders in recent history:
10. Joseph Estrada
9. Arnoldo Aleman
Arnoldo Aleman belongs to Nicaragua and was its 81st President. He was born on 23rd Jan, 1946 and ruled over from 1997-2002. He is ranked at 9th number in the list of top 10 most corrupt leaders in recent history. The name of his political party is the Constitutional Liberal Party. He has been Deputy to the National Assembly of Nicaragua and Mayor of Managua as well. He amassed a wealth of 100 million USD during his reign and considered in one of the top 10 most corrupt leaders in recent history.
8. Pavlo Lazarenko
Pavlo Lazarenko was 5th Prime Minister of Ukraine. He was born on 23rd Jan, 1953. He also has been 1st Vice Premier and Governor of Dnepropetrovsk Region. His reign started in 1995 and ended in 1997. He is ranked at 8th number in the list of top 10 most corrupt leaders in recent history. The name of his political party is Hromada. He was caught for his corruption in 2000 and accused of amassing an amount of 200 million USD.
7. Alberto Fujimori
Alberto Fujimori was born on 28th July, 1938 and was ranked as 90th President of Peru. He ruled over from 28th July, 1990 to 22nd Nov, 2000. He was a citizen of Peruvian, Japan. The name of his political party is Si Cumple and People’s New Party. He had also been a member of Cambio 90 in 1990 to 1999, Peru 2000 in 2000 and Alliance for the Future 1006. By religion, he was a Roman Catholic. He was expelled from Japan and caught in Chile. He is nowadays passing rest of his life in Peru. He embezzled an amount of 600 million USD.
6. Jean-Claude Duvalier
Jean-Claude Duvalier was the 33rd President of Haiti and is considered at 6th number with respect to the corruption in the recent history. He was born on 3rd July, 1951 and he ruled from 1971 to 1986. He turned away from the communism and got the favor of the USA. It is said that he corrupted the Haitian wealth of 300 to 600 million USD. He was also involved in the supply of drugs. The name of his political party is National Unity Party. By religion, he was Voodoo.
5. Slobodan Milosevic
Slobodan Milosevic has been a Leader of Serbia and Yugoslavia 3 times and his reign started from 1989 and ended in 1997. He was born on 20th Aug, 1941 and died on 11th March, 2006. He also had been 1st President of Serbia and 14th President of the Presidency of the Socialist Republic of Serbia. The name of his political party was SKJ till 1990 and SPS till 2006. By religion, he was an atheist. In 2001, he was caught for his inhumane offenses. It is said that he accumulated a wealth of almost 2.1 billion USD.
4. Sani Abacha
Sani Abacha was the 10th President of Nigeria. He was born on 20th Sep, 1943 and died on 8th June, 1998. His reign started in 1993 and ended in 1998. He is considered as a 4th corrupt leader of the world in the recent history. It is said that he accumulated a wealth of 3 to 5 billion USD through corruption during his reign. He also had been Chief of Army Staff, Nigeria and on the rank of a General. By religion, he was a Muslim. He had an improper and cruel use of human rights.
3. Mobuto Sese Seko
He is ranked at 3rd number in the list of top 10 most corrupt leaders in recent history. Mobuto Sese Seko was the 2nd President of Democratic Republic of Congo that is also called Zaire. He was born on 14th Oct, 1930 and died on 7th Sep, 1997 while he ruled during the period of 1965 to 1997.The name of his political party is Popular Movement of the Revolution. By religion, he was a Roman Catholic. He was exiled to Togo and Morocco. It is said that he collected wealth of 5 billion USD and his corruption is known on top of the list in Africa.
2. Ferdinand Marcos
He is ranked at 2nd number in the list of top 10 most corrupt leaders in recent history. Ferdinand Marcos belongs to Philippines ad has been its 10th President. He was born on 11th Sep, 1917 and died on 28th Sep, 1989. He ruled during 1965 to 1986. He was a corrupt leader and his corruption in politics is proven. He remained 3rd Prime Minister of the Philippines, Secretary of National Defense, 11th President of the Senate of the Philippines and a Member of Philippines House of Representatives from Ilocos Norte’s 2nd District as well. It is said that he collected money of 5-10 billion USD for himself and his family through unfair means.
1. Mohamed Suharto
Mohamed Suharto belongs to Indonesia and has been its 2nd President for more than 30 years. He was born on 8th June, 1921 and died on 27th Jan, 2008 while he ruled Indonesia during 1967 to 1998. The name of his political party is Golkar. He remained 16th Secretary General of Nonaligned Movement, 4th Indonesian Armed Forces Commander and 1st Armed Forces & Strategic Reserve Commander as well. He was compelled to resign because a majority of the public started protesting against him. At the time of resignation, he had collected money of 15-35 billion USD. This was due to his corruption and dishonest means.