Richest People In Africa

Despite the widespread poverty, famine and health issues that plague Africa, this continent is home to many billionaires and millionaires. Africa has shown us that wealth can exist anywhere in the world. Here is a list of the top 20 richest people in Africa.

1. Aliko Dangote Net Worth $20.8 Billion

Aliko Dangote is Nigerian businessman and CEO of Dangote Group which has interests in flour milling, cement and sugar refinery. With a net worth of $20.8 billion, Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Africa.

Aliko Dangote

2.  Johann Rupert Net Worth $7.9 Billion

The South African billionaire made his money from luxury goods through his Swiss-based group Compagnie Financiere Richemont which owns luxury brands like Cartier, Montblanc and VanCleef& Arpels. He is worth $ 7.9 billion.

Johann Rupert

3. Nicky Oppenheimer Net Worth $6.6 Billion

Nicky Oppenheimer is a South African diamond billionaire. He inherited the DeDeers diamond business founded by his grandfather Ernest Oppenheimer. He is worth $ 6.6 billion.

Nicky Oppenheimer

4.  Nassef Sawiris Net Worth $5.9 Billion

The Egyptian billionaire is the CEO of Orascom Construction Industries. He inherited part of his wealth but grew it into an empire. He is worth a handsome $ 5.9 billion.

Nassef Sawiris

5. Mike Adenuga Net Worth $4.6 Billion

The publicity shy Nigerian billionaire made his money in oil exploration through his company Conoil Producing and telecom company Globacom. He is worth $ 4.6 billion.

Mike Adenuga

6. Christoffel Wiese Net Worth $3.5 Billion

Christoffel Wiese is a South African retail billionaire. He owns Shoprite Holdings and Pepkor, a clothing group. He is worth $ 3.5 billion.

Christoffel Wiese

7. Isabel dos Santos Net Worth $3.5 Billion

Isabel who is from Angola owns a 25% stake in telecom giant Unitel and have other investments like oil (GALP) and finance (Banco BPI Bank). She is the daughter of former president Eduardo dos Santos. She is worth $ 3.5 billion

Isabel dos Santos

8. Issad Rebrab Net Worth $3.2 Billion

Issad Rebrab is an Algerian billionaire. He is a self-made man who made his money through family owned Cetival which deals in food products like sugar and margarine. He is worth $ 3.2 billion.

Issad Rebrab

9. Mohamed Mansour Net Worth $3.1 Billion

Mohamed Mansour who is from Egypt is a shareholder in equipment seller Mansour Group. He is worth $3.1 billion.

Mohamed Mansour

10. Othman Benjelloun Net Worth $2.8 Billion

Morocco billionaire Othman owns a sleuth of banking, insurance and asset management businesses through his FinanceCom Company. He is worth $ 2.8 billion.   

Othman Benjelloun

11. Patrice Motsepe Net Worth $2.7 Billion

The South African mining billionaire owns mining conglomerate African Rainbow Minerals. He is also an avid sports fan and owns Memelodi Sundowns FC. He is worth $ 2.7 billion.

Patrice Motsepe

12. Naguib Sawiris Net Worth $2.7 Billion

Egyptian, Naguib Sawiris joins his brother Nassef Sawiris on this list. He owns Orascom TMT, a telecom company and Accelero Capital, an investment firm. He is worth $ 2.7 billion.

Naguib Sawiris

13. Folorunsho Alakija Net Worth $2.5 Billion

Alakija is a self-made billionaire who owns Famfa Oil. She started out in the fashion industry and is now worth $ 2.5 billion.

Folorunsho Alakija

14. Yasseen Mansour Net Worth $2.4 Billion

The Egyptian billionaire is the first Mansour brother on this list. He has a stake in Mansour Group. He has deals for General Motors in Egypt, owns a MacDonlad franchise, is in retail and is a distributor for Philip Morris. He is worth $ 2.4 billion.

Yasseen Mansour

15. Youssef Mansour Net Worth $2.3 Billion

Youssef Mansour owns a stake in the Mansour Group. He is involved mostly with caterpillar sales in Russia. The Egyptian is worth $ 2.3 billion.

Youssef Mansour

16. Onsi Sawiris Net Worth $2 Billion

Onsi is the father to Nassef and Naguib who are on this list too. He is the founder of Egypt’s Orascom Construction Industries. He is worth $ 2 billion.

Onsi Sawiris

17. Miloud Chaabi $1.9 Billion

The Morocco billionaire is a self-made real estate man. He owns Ynna Holding which owns a chain of super markets and hotels. He is worth $ 1.9 billion.

Miloud Chaabi

18. Vimal Shah $1.6 Billion

The Kenyan billionaire is the CEO of Bidco Oil Refineries which deals in edible oils. Vimal founded the company with his brothers and father. He is worth $ 1.6 billion.

Vimal Shah

19. Stephen Saad Net Worth $1.5 Billion

The South African is a self-made pharmaceuticals billionaire. He owns Aspen Pharmacare and has a net worth of $ 1.5 billion.

Stephen Saad

20. Aziz Akhannouch Net Worth $1.4 Billion

The Morocco billionaire made his money with Akwa Group, a company with interests in petroleum, gas and chemicals, real estate, hospitality and media. He is worth $ 1.4 billion.

Aziz Akhannouch

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