Wednesday, 12 April 2017

[FORBES 2017] 10 Richest People in Africa

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– Top 10 billionaires in Africa

– Find out who made the list of Africa’s richest


10 Richest People in Africa

The Forbes list of African billionaires shows that only 5 African countries are represented on the list of the 10 richest people in Africa. While the number of billionaires rose from 24 from last year to 25 this year, a number of people who were among the top 10 last year have dropped off. An example is Swazi businessman, Nathan Kirsch.
Some people completely dropped off the list of billionaires; the likes of Nigerian businessmen Femi Otedola and Abdulsalam Rabiu. Otedola, who made his fortune in oil marketing had a major drop from a net worth of US $1.6 billion in 2015 to about $330 million today. Rabiu, whose wealth comes from sugar now has a net worth that is less that US $1 billion. The two main reasons for this are economic challenges in Nigeria and her weakened currency.
The 10 richest people in Africa come from Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, Angola and Algeria.
The African billionaire’s list doesn’t feature any African techies yet and  doesn’t feature anyone less than 40 either but it’s a good thing that one woman is there on the top 10 list holding forte for the women folk.

Take a look:

#1



Aliko Dangote
Net worth: USD 12.1 billion
Country: Nigeria
Age: 59
Source: cement, sugar, flour

#2



Nicky Oppenheimer
Net Worth: USD 7 billion
Country: South Africa
Age: 71
Source: diamonds

#3



Mike Adenuga
Net Worth: USD 5.8 billion

Country: Nigeria
Age: 63
Source: Telecom, Oil, Real Estate

#4


Johann Rupert
Net Worth: USD 5.5 billion
Country: South Africa
Age: 66
Source: Luxury Goods

#4



Christoffel Wiese
Net Worth: USD 5.5 billion
Country: South Africa
Age: 75
Source: retail

#5



Nassef Sawiris
Net Worth; USD 5.3 billion
Country: Egypt
Age: 56
Source:  construction, chemicals

#7



Naguib Sawiris
Net Worth: USD 3.7 billion
Country: Egypt
Age: 62
Source: telecom

#8



Isabel dos Santos
Net Worth: USD 3.2 billion
Country: Angola
Age: 43
Source: investments

#9



Issad Rebrab
Net Worth: USD 3.1 billion
Country: Algeria
Age: 73
Source: food

#10



Mohamed Mansour
Net Worth: Egypt
Country: USD 2.7 billion
Age: 69
Source: diversified

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