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Paul Biya  is a Cameroonian politician serving as the President of Cameroon since 6 November 1982.

He is the second President of Cameroon.

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Paul Biya net worth

As of 2021, Paul Biya net worth is $200 million making him one of the richest presidents in Africa. According to Paychek.in, Paul Biye is the highest paid African president earning US$50,833.33 per month.

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Paul Biya was born in the village of Mvomeka’a in the South Region of Cameroon. 

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He studied at the Lycée General Leclerc, Yaoundé, and in France at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand, Paris, going on to the Institut des hautes études d’Outre-Mer, where he graduated in 1961 with a Higher Education Diploma in Public Law.

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Biya rose to prominence under President Ahmadou Ahidjo. After becoming Director of the Cabinet of the Minister of National Education in January 1964 and Secretary-General of the Ministry of National Education in July 1965, he was named Director of the Civil Cabinet of the President in December 1967 and Secretary-General of the Presidency in January 1968. 

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His father who was a catechist wanted him to be in the clergy but at the age of 16 while in Catholic school, he was dismissed.

Because Biya is a Christian from the South Region of Cameroon, it was considered surprising that he was chosen by Ahidjo, a Muslim from the north, as his successor. 

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In the October 1997 presidential election, which was boycotted by the main opposition parties, Biya was re-elected with 92.6 percent of the vote; he was sworn in on 3 November.

Biya won another seven-year term in October 2004 presidential election, officially taking 70.92 percent of the vote, although the opposition alleged widespread fraud.

Paul Biya net worth

Paul Biya net worth is $ 200 million.

His tenure as president began on 6 November 1982, making him the second-longest-ruling president in Africa after Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea, the longest-ruling non-royal leader in the world, and the oldest head-of-state in Africa, at 87 years of age.

Biya has maintained Cameroon’s close relationship with France, one of Cameroon’s former colonial rulers.

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Political Reforms

Biya introduced political reforms within the context of a one-party system in the 1980s. Under serious pressure, he accepted the introduction of multiparty politics in the early 1990s.

He won the contentious 1992 presidential election with 40% of the plural, single-ballot vote and was re-elected by large margins in 1997, 2004, 2011 and 2018. Opposition politicians and Western governments have alleged voting irregularities and fraud on each of these occasions. 

Biya has maintained Cameroon’s close relationship with France, one of Cameroon’s former colonial rulers.

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