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Meet Africa’s top Billionaires in 2019
Aug 13, 2019
By: Abara Bleesing Oluchi

This year Forbes released a list of the wealthiest individuals on the African continent. The tycoons who made the list were worth $68.7 billion, making an average net worth of $3.4 billion per person.

CEOAFRICA recalled that earlier this year Forbes released a list of the wealthiest individuals on the African continent. The tycoons who made the list were worth $68.7 billion, making an average net worth of $3.4 billion per person.

Country wise, Egypt and South Africa had the highest number of representatives with five billionaires each, Nigeria followed with four and Morocco with two. Additionally, the list had one billionaire each from Algeria, Angola, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

The two women who made the list were Isabel dos Santos at #8 with a net worth of $2.3 Billion and Folorunsho Alakija at #19 with a net worth of $1.1 Billion. While the youngest on the list was 44-year-old Mohammed Dewji at #14 with a net worth of $1.9 Billion.

The complete list is as follows:

Rank #1: Aliko Dangote

Net Worth= $10.3 Billion, Age: 62, Source of Wealth: Cement, Sugar, flour

Rank #2: Mike Adenuga

Net Worth= $9.2 Billion, Age: 66, Source of Wealth: Telecom, Oil

Rank #3: Nicky Oppenheimer    

Net Worth= $7.3 Billon, Age: 74, Source of Wealth: Diamonds

Rank #4: Nassef Sawiris 

Net Worth= $6.3 Billion, Age: 58, Source of Wealth: Construction, Chemicals

Rank #5: Johann Rupert

Net Worth= $5.3 Billion, Age: 69, Source of Wealth: Luxury Goods

Rank #6: Issad Rebrab

Net Worth= $3.7 Billion, Age: 75, Source of Wealth: Food

Rank #7: Naguib Sawiris

Net Worth= $2.9 Billion, Age: 65, Source of Wealth: Telecom

Rank #8: Koos Bekker    

Net Worth= $2.3 Billion, Age: 66, Source of Wealth: Media, Investments

Rank #9: Isabel dos Santos          

Net Worth= $2.3 Billion, Age: 46, Source of Wealth: investments

Rank #10: Mohamed Mansour     

Net Worth= $2.3 Billion, Age: 71, Source of Wealth: Diversified

Rank #11: Strive Masiyiwa             

Net Worth= $2.3 Billion, Age: 58, Source of Wealth: Telecom

Rank #12: Patrice Motsepe            

Net Worth= $2.3 Billion, Age: 57, Source of Wealth: Mining

Rank #13: Aziz Akhannouch

Net Worth= $2.1 Billion, Age:58, Source of Wealth: Petroleum, Diversified

Rank #14: Mohammed Dewji

Net Worth= $1.9 Billion, Age: 44, Source of Wealth: Diversified

Rank #15: Othman Benjelloun

Net Worth= $1.7 Billion, Age: 86, Source of Wealth: Banking, Insurance

Rank #16: Abdulsamad Rabiu       

Net Worth= $1.6 Billion, Age: 59, Source of Wealth: Cement, Sugar

Rank #17: Yasseen Mansour

Net Worth= $1.5 Billion, Age: 58, Source of Wealth: Diversified

Rank #18: Youssef Mansour

Net Worth= $1.2 Billion, Age: 74, Source of Wealth: Diversified

Rank #19: Folorunsho Alakija

Net Worth= $1.1 Billion, Age: 68, Source of Wealth: Oil

Rank #20: Michiel Le Roux             

Net Worth= $1.1 Billion, Age: 70, Source of Wealth: Banking

 
 
 
 
 
 
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