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John Magufuli net worth: Tanzania president's wealth explored

Max Seeley March 18, 2021
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The president of Tanzania, John Magufuli, has just died from heart complications and people want to know more about the “Bulldozer” president. What was John Magufuli’s net worth? Let’s have a look at his legacy and wealth.

John Magufuli died Wednesday, 17 March at a hospital in Dar es Salaam.

Vice president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, addressed the nation saying: “It is with deep regret that I inform you that today… we lost our brave leader, the president of the Republic of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli.”

John Magufuli’s legacy

During his presidency, Magufuli had fostered a strong image for himself through his efforts to clamp down on corruption in Tanzania.

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His hard stance on corruption also ignited support in the East African region, with the hashtag #WhatWouldMagufuliDo being shared by his supporters on Twitter.

President Magufuli was also known around the world for his views on the novel coronavirus, which he called “a devil” that “cannot survive the body of Christ.”

He declared Tanzania “covid-19 free” in June 2020 and the country has not released any new data on their case numbers since May 2020.

Magufuli had not been seen in public since 27 February, with his political opposition claiming he had contracted covid, although this has not been confirmed.

Ms Hassan will now be sworn in as the new president and will serve for the remainder of Magufuli’s five-year term.

President Magufuli’s personal life

John Magufuli was born on 29 October, 1959 and was 61 years old when he died. The Tanzanian president was married to Janeth Magufuli and had one son, Joseph, and a daughter, Jessica.

John Magufuli’s net worth

As the president of Tanzania, there isn’t a whole lot of information on John Magufuli’s net worth. However, it is estimated that he could have had a personal wealth between $1 million and $5 million.

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Max is currently studying Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University. Having played guitar for around ten years with different bands, he's always got a keen eyes on what’s happening in the music scene. Likewise, literature has also always played a large role in Max's life since reading On The Road as a teenager.