Dangote Tops List Of Africa’s Richest Persons

The continent’s 18 billionaires are worth an estimated $84.9 billion, up 15% from a year ago and the most since 2014, when a bigger number of billionaires–28–were worth a combined $96.5 billion,” according to Forbes.

The continent’s billionaires are now worth $4.7 billion on average, up from $3.4 billion in 2014.”

The net worths were measured using stock prices and currency exchange rates from January 19, 2022.

Also, Nigeria’s Abdulsamad Rabiu, Chairman of BUA Group, ranked 5th with a net worth of $7 billion.

Mike Adenuga followed Rabiu as the sixth richest person in Africa (third in Nigeria) with a $6.7 billion fortune.

See the full list of Africa richest people below;

1 Aliko Dangote $13.9 B 64 cement, sugar

2 Johann Rupert $11 B 71 luxury goods

3 Nicky Oppenheimer $8.7 B 76 diamonds

4 Nassef Sawiris $8.6 B 61 construction, investments

5 Abdulsamad Rabiu $7 B 61 cement, sugar

6 Mike Adenuga $6.7 B 68 telecom, oil

7 Issad Rebrab $5.1 B 78 food

8 Naguib Sawiris $3.4 B 67 telecom

9 Patrice Motsepe $3.1 B 59 mining

10 Koos Bekker $2.7 B 69 media, investments

10 Strive Masiyiwa $2.7 B 60 telecom

12 Mohamed Mansour $2.5 B 74 diversified

13 Aziz Akhannouch $2.2 B 61 petroleum, diversified

14 Michiel Le Roux $1.7 B 72 banking

15 Othman Benjelloun $1.5 B 89 banking, insurance

15 Mohammed Dewji $1.5 B 46 diversified

15 Youssef Mansour $1.5 B 76 diversified

18 Yasseen Mansour $1.1 B 60 diversified

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