How much does he earn?: No 26: Nelson Mandela

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Salary: Estimated at pounds 800 a month. Will be more if he becomes President of South Africa, although he has said he will not take as much as President de Klerk, who gets pounds 41,000 a year plus pounds 12,000 for expenses and pounds 3,600 a month to run a car.

Age: 75

Perks: Red Mercedes, big house in a white suburb of Johannesburg

Hours: 16 a day, seven days a week. Gets up at 4am, exercises for an hour, gets to the office at 6am and reads until 7am, then works until after 9pm every day.

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