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Africa’s billionaires you probably didn’t know

Nigerian Folorunsho Alakija is worth $2.7 billion. Photo Source: Photos of Nigeria

Nigerian Folorunsho Alakija is worth $2.7 billion. Photo Source: Photos of Nigeria

Take a look at the list which originally appeared in Forbes earlier this year, and feel free to use it as motivation to hustle harder in 2015.

1) Aliko Dangote is reportedly worth $25 billion – that’s a cool 9 billion richer than the Nigerian billionaire was last year selon Forbes. Africa’s richest man made his cash producing cement, milling flour and refining sugar to name a few.

Nigerian Aliko Dangote is worth $25 billion. Photo Source: Forbes

2) Johann Rupert and family join the list with a $7.6 billion empire. The South African owns Compagnie Financiere Richemont (that Cartier ring your girlfriend wants? Yup, he owns the parent company).

South African Johann Rupert and family are worth $7.6 billion. Photo Source: Forbes

3)  Diamonds aren’t just a girl’s best friend, they have made this South African family a fortune.Nicky Oppenheimer and Family were South Africa’s original diamond tycoons. The company is reportedly worth $6.7 billion (after selling their 40% De Beers stake in 2012).

South African Nicky Oppenheimer and Family are worth $6.7 billion. Photo Source: Jewish Business News

4) Orascom construction’s CEO, Nassef Sawiris, is worth $6.7 billion. The Egyptian is worth the same amount as Nicky Oppenheimer and family.

Egyptian Nassef Sawiris, is worth $6.7 billion. Photo Source: Forbes

5) This Nigerian billionaire is known for his wealth and reclusiveness. Worth $4.6 billion, Mike Adenuga is the Globacom founder and also makes money from oil under his company, Conoil Producing.

Nigerian Mike Adenuga is worth $4.6 billion. Photo Source: News of the People

6) Africa’s richest woman and President Eduardo Dos Santo’s daughter, Isabel Dos Santos, is worth $3.7 billion. The Angolan Unitel International Holding President also made the 2014 Choiseul 100 Africa’s listof economic leaders to note.

Angolan Isabel Dos Santos is President Eduardo Dos Santos's eldest daughter who is worth $3.7 billion. Photo Source: Forbes

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7) Issad Rebrab is Algeria’s richest man with a whooping $3.2 billion. He is part of the biggest family-owned business in his country. Cevital trades in auto distribution, mining, agriculture to name a few business pursuits.

Algerian Issad Rebrab is worth $3.2 billion. Photo Source: Africa Top Success

8) South African Christoffel Wiese is the man behind the Shoprite supermarket chain and worth $3.2 and has assets in a hotel, in discount fashion brands to name a few.

South African Christoffel Wiese is worth $3.2 billion. Photo Source: Steinhoff International

9) He is the Swazi national said to be worth S3.1 billion. Nathan Kirsh is the Jetro Holding founder which is a wholesaler for grocery shops.

Swazi national Nathan Kirsh is worth $S3.1 billion. Photo Source: Forbes

10) Mohamed Mansourowns the largest General Motors (GM) Dealership in the world with his siblings: Yasseen and Youssef. He is valued at $3.1 billion.

Egyptian Mohamed Mansour is worth $3.1 billion. Photo Source: Kipp Report

11) He founded the Free Egypt Party after President Mubarak was overthrown in 2011. Naguib Sawiris is the Egyptian investor who is worth $2.8 billion and made his money in the telecommunications industry.

Egyptian Naguib Sawiris is worth $2.8 billion. Photo Source: Reuters

12) Patrice Motsepe made history as South Africa’s first black billionaire. He is worth $2.7 billion, studied law and owns African Rainbow Minerals.

South Africa's first black billionaire Patrice Motsepe is worth $2.7. Photo Source: Change and Revolution

13) He is the CEO of BMCE Banks, has a holding company, FinanceCom, and controls a money management firm in Paris. Othman Benjelloun is the Moroccan business man valued at $2.7 billion.

Moroccan Othman Benjelloun is worth $2.7 billion. Photo Source: Le360

14) Folorunsho Alakija is the Nigerian billionaire who went to fashion school in London, but made her riches in the oil business. Alakija owns Famfa Oil and she is worth $2.7 billion.

Nigerian Folorunsho Alakija is worth $2.7 billion. Photo Source: Photos of Nigeria

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