Before the military took over in 2017, Mugabe had ruled Zimbabwe since 1980. In 2008, Mugabe bought a $5,1 million apartment in Hong Kong through a businessman named Hsieh Ping-sung. The property is currently the subject of ongoing litigation between Mugabe, Ping-sung and a company named Cross Global. SOURCE: South China Morning PostTweet
Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi came to power in a coup in 1969 and ruled Libya until he was overthrown and killed in 2011.
At the time of his capture in 2011, Gaddafi reportedly controlled $200 billion in assets.
Following the insurrection that led to the collapse of his regime, nearly $70 billion in cash and assets belonging to Gaddafi and his associates was recovered in foreign banks.
Asset Profile: Gaddafi owned billions in European banks, an Airbus A340 jet and shares in leading Italian football team Juventus.
Sources: Al Jazeera, The Sunday Times.Tweet
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali is credited with instituting economic reforms that tripped Tunisia's per capita GDP. In the process, he issued 22 presidential decrees that favored his family business, leaving 21 percent of the country's private sector profits in the hands of his immediate family members. Ben Ali fled into exile in Saudi Arabia following
a mass uprising in 2011. At the time of his ouster, Ben Ali is believed to have controlled at least $13 billion in assets. The assets included 550 properties, 48 boats and yachts, 40 stock portfolios, 367 bank accounts and at least 400 enterprises. Switzerland froze $67 million in assets held by Ben Ali and close family members in 2011.