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Forbes list 2017: Top 10 Richest People In Africa

The recent Forbes’ Rich List shows that the number of billionaires in Africa has increased to 25 from 24 last year.

Two heavyweights missing from the list are Nigerian businessmen Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu.

The top 25 richest Africans includes billionaires from eight countries including Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland and Tanzania

1. Aliko Dangote, Nigeria

Net Worth: $12.2bn (£9.79bn, €11.28bn, estimated as at 20 March 2017)

Net Worth: $12.2bn (£9.79bn, €11.28bn, estimated as at 20 March 2017)

Source Of Wealth: Cement, flour, sugar, salt

2. Nicky Oppenheimer, South African

Nicky Oppenheimer, Net Worth: $7bn

Net Worth: $7bn

Source Of Wealth: Diamonds

3. Mike Adenuga, Nigeria

Net Worth: $6.1bn

Source Of Wealth: Telecom, Oil, Real Estate

Mike Adenuga, Nigeria, Net Worth: $6.1bn

Mike Adenuga, Nigeria, Net Worth: $6.1bn

 

4. Johann Rupert, South Africa

Net Worth: $6.3bn

Source Of Wealth: Luxury Goods

Johann Rupert, South Africa, Net Worth: $6.3bn

Johann Rupert, South Africa, Net Worth: $6.3bn

5. Nassef Sawiris, Egypt

Net Worth: $6.2bn

Source Of Wealth: Construction, Chemicals

Nassef Sawiris, Egypt, Net Worth: $6.2bn

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Nassef Sawiris, Egypt, Net Worth: $6.2bn

6. Christoffel Wiese, South Africa

Net Worth: $5.9bn

Source Of Wealth: Retail

Christoffel Wiese, South Africa, Net Worth: $5.9bn

Christoffel Wiese, South Africa, Net Worth: $5.9bn

7. Nathan Kirsch, South Africa/ Swaziland

Net Worth: $3.9bn

Source Of Wealth: Retail

Nathan Kirsch, South Africa/ Swaziland, Net Worth: $3.9bn

Nathan Kirsch, South Africa/ Swaziland, Net Worth: $3.9bn

8. Naguib Sawiris, Egypt

Net Worth: $3.8bn

Source Of Wealth: Telecom

Naguib Sawiris, Egypt, Net Worth: $3.8bn

Naguib Sawiris, Egypt, Net Worth: $3.8bn

9. Isabel dos Santos, Angola

Net Worth: $3.1bn

Source Of Wealth: Investments

Isabel dos Santos, Angola, Net Worth: $3.1bn

Isabel dos Santos, Angola, Net Worth: $3.1bn

10. Issad Rebrab, Algeria

Net Worth: $3bn

Source of Wealth: Food

Issad Rebrab, Algeria, Net Worth: $3bn
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Written by How Africa

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