Just like every other continent of the world Africa also has a lot of wealthy people, and just as it would always be some are going to be at the top. KikioTolu has decided to bring you the top 10 richest billionaires in Africa list. This is not just the list though but more of an introduction and biography of this African billionaires.
Many people have painted African Billionaires as dirty and getting their money from unjust sources. But this list is going to give you details about the top 10 richest African Billionaires and make you know more about them.
Am also sure you would like to know the current net worth of this billionaires this year 2017 so we have also included that to this post. Here we go…
Let’s meet the top 10 richest billionaires in Africa for the year 2017
This list is for informative purpose and has been carefully researched so as to give you the accurate information about this African billionaires.
1. Aliko Dangote – net worth $12.1 billion
At number one of this kikioTolu list is the 59-year old Nigerian with a net worth of $12.1 billion. What is the source of his wealth? Cement, sugar, and flour. With this kind of money, you could comfortably take 5 years off and still not touch much of his fortune.
2. Nicky Oppenheimer – net worth $7 billion
Taking the second spot on this list is Nicky Oppenheimer who is a South African. He currently has a net worth of $7 billion. Oppenheimer acquired his wealth through selling diamonds and is 71 years old. With this kind of money, buying a private jet or multi-million mansions is as easy as grabbing Juicy Fruit from the fridge.
3. Mike Adenuga – net worth of $5.8 billion
On the nunber three spot of this list is Nigerian Mike Adenuga with a net worth of $5.8 billion at the age of 63 years old. What is the source of Adenuga’s wealth? He generated his wealth through telecom and oil.
4. Christoffel Wiese – net worth of $5.8 billion
Here is the second South African on this list as Christoffel Wiese takes the number 4 spot on this list with a net worth of $5.8 billion which he generated from consumer retail. He owns a 15% stake in Africa’s largest retailer Shoprite and a 17% stake in Steinhoff, a global retail holding firm. Wiese is often described as the ruler of retail.
5. Johann Rupert – net worth of $5.5 billion
Johann Rupert is a 66 year old South African and he has a net worth of $5.5 billion. He was able to amass all that wealth through selling luxury goods. He is currently the chairman of the Richemont, a Swiss-based luxury-goods company, and the South African-based company Remgro.
6. Nassef Sawiris – net worth of $5.3 billion
Taking the number six spot is Nassef Sawiris, a 56 year old Egyptian who amassed his wealth from construction activities and chemical fertilizers. He has a net worth of $5.3 billion. He runs Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) a leading engineering, procurement, and construction and fertilizer producer in Cairo.
7. Naguib Sawiris – net worth of $3.7 billion
Naguib Sawiris of Egypt is at a distant seven with a net worth of $3.7 billion. In case you are wondering, he is the elder brother of Nassef Sawiris. He is the chairman of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding and Weather Investments. It must feel good to come from a family of billionaires.
8. Isabel dos Santos – net worth of $3.2 billion
Isabel dos Santos from Angola is the only woman African billionaire on this list. She is a 43-year old with a net worth of $3.2 billion. She has acquired her wealth through various investments. She is the daughter of Angola’s President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who has been in power since 1979. Interesting.
9. Issad Rebrab – net worth $3.1 billion
The 73-year old Issad Rebrab of Algeria is worth $3.1 billion. Wondering his source of wealth? Food, agribusiness, electronics, and steel. He is the CEO of Cevital Industrial Group.
10. Mohamed Mansour – net worth $2.7 billion
At number ten of this kikioTolu list of the top 10 richest billionaires in Africa is Mohamed Mansour of Egypt. He was born and raised in one of the most prominent business families in Alexandria so it comes as no surprise that he continued the legacy. He currently has a net worth of $2.7 billion.
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