Mobutu Sese Seko Rank
About Mobutu Sese Seko
Mobutu Sese Seko was a Congolese military dictator remembered for being the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) from 1965 until 1997 when he was overthrown by rebel forces in the First Congo War. During his presidency, he built a one-party state and embezzled several billions of dollars from his country. He is regarded as one of the most notorious African dictators of all time.
He was married twice and fathered 14 children.
He reportedly embezzled between $4 billion and $15 billion during his tenure as head of state.
He changed the name of his country from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Zaire in 1971. The country was later renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1997.
He was the first head of state from Africa to visit the then President of the United States, George H. W. Bush at the White House.
He served as the head of the Organization of African Unity from 1967 to 1968.
Mobutu Sese Seko Rank
Mobutu Sese Seko's Popularity
Mobutu Sese Seko was a famous Congolese politician, who was born on October 14, 1930. As a person born on this date, Mobutu Sese Seko is listed in our database as the 20th most popular celebrity for the day (October 14) and the 34th most popular for the year (1930).
People born on October 14 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Mobutu Sese Seko is the 844th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Mobutu Sese Seko's birthday, Mobutu Sese Seko is the 4th most famous Congolese.
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