Some of the most horrible people in the world are on this list, and with good reason. They were supposed to help lead their country into brighter days, for selfish or other reasons, they decided to consolidate power into their own hands. You may recognize some of the names on this list as some of the most heinous people in power today. These famous corrupt leaders will live on in history, but for all of the wrong reasons.
For the sake of this list, corruption is defined as playing a part in the political process and on the insidious impact of corrupt politics on public life in societies across the globe, as defined by the Transparency International Global Corruption Organization.
Who are the world's most corrupt leaders? The people on this list shouldn't be too pleased to see their names on here, but then again, they could have whoever compiled this list axed in a heartbeat.
Source: Transparency International Global Corruption Report 2004.
President of Indonesia (1967-1998)
Age: Died at 87 (1921-2008)
Birthplace: Kemusuk, Indonesia
Profession: Politician, Soldiersee more on Suharto
President of the Philippines (1972-1986)
Age: Died at 72 (1917-1989)
Birthplace: Sarrat, Philippines
Profession: Politician, Soldier, Lawyersee more on Ferdinand Marcos
President of Zaire (1965-1997)
Age: Died at 67 (1930-1997)
Birthplace: Lisala, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Profession: Politiciansee more on Mobutu Sese Seko