Paul Kagame is the 6th and Current President of Rwanda. Kagame is described as an exceptional leader with unified skills among all African leaders.
The man of honour is classified among the richest Presidents in Africa.
Who Is Paul Kagame?
In the midst of six siblings, Paul Kagame was born on 23rd October 1957 (63 Years Old) in Tambwe, Ruanda- Urundi.
His education started closer to a refugee camp in Uganda. He and other Rwandan refugees had to learn how to speak English and get integrated into the Uganda culture system.
Paul graduated with the best grades when he moved to his new primary school Rwengoro Primary School in the same district which was only 16 kilometres away.
Paul Kagame went to the United States to receive training at the Army Command and General Staff College at Forth Leavenworth, Kansas USA.
Before Kagame became the President of Rwanda, he had served as Vice President and minister of defence from 1994 to 2000.
In his era as Vice President, Paul leads the National Army and instilled law and order as the country was being rebuilt and healed from the scars caused during the Rwanda genocide.
Being President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has established systems focused on National Development and ensuring that Rwanda attains the middle-income status by 2020 which he has been successful.
A new constitution in Rwanda allows Paul Kagame to be a potential president till 2034.
Paul Kagame’s Net Worth and Awards
He is one of the richest Presidents in Africa. Paul’s net worth is half a billion-dollar which is $500 million.
His reputation as a president has earned him his current status of wealth.
Paul Kagame was once the chairperson for the African Union from January 28, 2018 to January 10, 2019.
Aside from that, he has received several honorary awards and accolades.
Among these awards includes a honorary degree from the Pacific Oklahoma Christian University in America, the University of Glasgow, The Andrew Young Medal for Capitalism and Social Progress by the Georgia State University.
The British Political Magazine New Statesman in September 2010, classified Paul Kagame as 49th out of 50 most influential figures for the year.
The Council For East and Central African Football Associations Football Tournament change its name to Kagame Interclub Cup from 2002 as a result of his contribution to its progress.