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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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As of 2020, Paul Biya net worth is $200 million making him one of the richest presidents in Africa.

Paul Biya Profile

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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Paul Biya net worth

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. 

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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