World’s Ten Most Corrupt Leaders in Recent History.

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Name Position Funds embezzled2
 1. Mohamed Suharto President of Indonesia (1967–1998) $15–35 billion
 2. Ferdinand Marcos President of the Philippines (1972–1986) 5–10 billion
 3. Mobutu Sese Seko President of Zaire (1965–1997) 5 billion
 4. Sani Abacha President of Nigeria (1993–1998) 2–5 billion
 5. Slobodan Milosevic President of Serbia/Yugoslavia (1989–2000) 1 billion
 6. Jean-Claude Duvalier President of Haiti (1971–1986) 300–800 million
 7. Alberto Fujimori President of Peru (1990–2000) 600 million
 8. Pavlo Lazarenko Prime Minister of Ukraine (1996–1997) 114–200 million
 9. Arnoldo Alemán President of Nicaragua (1997–2002) 100 million
10. Joseph Estrada President of the Philippines (1998–2001) 78–80 million
  • 1. Defined as former political leaders who have been accused of embezzling the most funds from their countries over the past two decades.
  • 2. All sums are estimates of alleged embezzlement and appear in U.S. dollars.
Source: Transparency International Global Corruption Report 2004.

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