The top 10 corrupt politicians


As defined by amount of money allegedly embezzled.

Data courtesy of Transparency International

Head of governmentEstimates of funds allegedly embezzled
1Mohamed SuhartoPresident of Indonesia, 1967-98$15 to $35 billion
2Ferdinand MarcosPresident of the Philippines, 1972-86$5 to 10 billion
3Mobutu Sese SekoPresident of Zaire, 1965-97$5 billion
4Sani AbachaPresident of Nigeria, 1993-98$2 to $5 billion
5Slobodan MilosevicPresident of Serbia/Yugoslavia, 1989-2000$1 billion
6Jean-Claude DuvalierPresident of Haiti, 1971-86$300 to $800 million
7Alberto FujimoriPresident of Peru, 1990-2000$600 million
8Pavlo LazarenkoPrime Minister of Ukraine, 1996-97$114 to $200 million
9Arnoldo AlemánPresident of Nicaragua, 1997-2002$100 million
10Joseph EstradaPresident of the Philippines, 1998-2001$78 to $80 million


The top 20 most corrupt countries

The top 20 least corrupt countries

As defined by perceptions of business people and country analysts, both resident and non-resident.

1HaitiFinland
2BangladeshNew Zealand
3NigeriaDenmark
4MyanmarIceland
5ChadSingapore
6ParaguaySweden
7AzerbaijanSwitzerland
8TurkmenistanNorway
9TajikistanAustralia
10IndonesiaNetherlands
11GeorgiaUnited Kingdom
12Cote d´IvoireCanada
13Congo, Democratic RepublicAustria
14AngolaLuxembourg
15PakistanGermany
16KenyaHong Kong
17IraqBelgium
18CameroonIreland
19UkraineUSA
20SudanChile



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