TOP 10 RICHEST PEOPLE IN AFRICA 2018
Africa has more than 28 billionaires which is 3 more than that of last year. These are the top 10 billionaires, their country, age and source of income.
- Aliko Dangote, Nigerian
Aliko Dangote is owner of Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries, including Benin, Ethiopia, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Togo, Tanzania, and Zambia/
Net Worth: $13.8 billion
Source of Wealth: Cement, flour, sugar, salt etc.
- Nicholas Oppenheimer, South African
Nicholas F. Oppenheimer is a South African businessman and philanthropist of German Jewish descent. He was formerly the Chairman of De Beers diamond mining company and of its subsidiary, the Diamond Trading Company, and former Deputy Chairman of the Anglo American Corporation
Net Worth: $7.7 billion
Source of Wealth: Diamonds
- Johann Rupert, South African
Johann Peter Rupert is the chairman of the Swiss-based luxury-goods company Richemont as well as of the South Africa-based company Remgro
Net Worth: $7.5 billion
Source of Wealth: Luxury Goods
- Nassef Sawiris, Egyptian
Nassef Onsi Sawiris is an Egyptian billionaire businessman. He is a scion of Egypt’s wealthiest family. His father Onsi and brother Naguib are also billionaires. He is the youngest of Onsi Sawiris’ three sons.
Net Worth: $7.2billion
Source of Wealth: Construction, Chemicals
- Mike Adenuga, Nigerian
Michael Adeniyi Agbolade Ishola Adenuga Jr is a Nigerian billionaire businessman, and the second-richest person in Nigeria. His company Globacom “Glo” is Nigeria’s second-largest telecom operator, and has a presence in Ghana and Benin.
Net Worth: $5.5 billion
Source of Wealth: Telecom, Oil, Real Estate
- Nathan Kirsh, Swazi
Nathan Kirsh is a South African-born Swazi billionaire businessman, with property spanning Australia, Swaziland, and the UK.
Net Worth: $4.7billion
Source of Wealth: Retail
- Issad Rebrab, Algerian
Issad Rebrab, is an Algerian billionaire businessman, CEO of the CEVITAL industrial group, the largest private company in Algeria, active in steel, food, agribusiness and electronics.
Net Worth: $4.3 billion
Source of Wealth: Food
- Naguib Sawiris, Egyptian
Naguib Onsi Sawiris is a Coptic-Egyptian billionaire businessman. Sawiris is chairman of Weather Investments’s parent company, and chairman of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding S.A.E.
Net Worth: $4.2 billion
Source of Wealth: Telecom
- Isabel dos Santos, Angolan
Isabel dos Santos is an Angolan businesswoman, Africa’s richest woman and the eldest child of Angola’s former President José Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the country from 1979 to 2017
Net Worth: $2.9 billion
Source of Wealth: Investments
- Koos Bekker, South African
Jacobus Petrus “Koos” Bekker is chairman of leading emerging markets media group Naspers. The company operates in 130 countries and is listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges, and has the largest market capitalization of any media company outside the US and China
Net Worth: $2.9 billion
Source of Wealth: Media, Investments