25 Most Corrupt Leaders in the World

#22 – Joseph Estrada – President of the Philippines (former)


This man is a true example that even celebrities can become important politicians. Joseph was, before becoming the President of the Philippines, a famous actor. He used his popularity to candidate on the 1998 Philippines Presidential Elections. He officially became the 13th President of the Philippines on 30th of June 1998.

Before becoming a president and after leaving the acting career, this man held many important political functions. He held the position as president from 1998 to 2001 and was the only President of the Philippines that was thrown from its position as a president. In 2007, Joseph was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in jail. However, he was granted pardon by the former President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.