Forbes 2017 List of 10 Richest People in Africa

Forbes 2017 List of 10 Richest People in Africa

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– Top 10 billionaires in Africa

– Find out who made the list of Africa’s richest

 

10 Richest People in Africa

The Forbes list of African billionaires shows that only 5 African countries are represented on the list of the 10 richest people in Africa. While the number of billionaires rose from 24 from last year to 25 this year, a number of people who were among the top 10 last year have dropped off. An example is Swazi businessman, Nathan Kirsch.

Some people completely dropped off the list of billionaires; the likes of Nigerian businessmen Femi Otedola and Abdulsalam Rabiu. Otedola, who made his fortune in oil marketing had a major drop from a net worth of US $1.6 billion in 2015 to about $330 million today. Rabiu, whose wealth comes from sugar now has a net worth that is less that US $1 billion. The two main reasons for this are economic challenges in Nigeria and her weakened currency.

The 10 richest people in Africa come from Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, Angola and Algeria.

The African billionaire’s list doesn’t feature any African techies yet and  doesn’t feature anyone less than 40 either but it’s a good thing that one woman is there on the top 10 list holding forte for the women folk.

 

Take a look:

#1

        richest people in africa

Aliko Dangote

Net worth: USD 12.1 billion

Country: Nigeria

Age: 59

Source: cement, sugar, flour

#2

richest people in africa

Nicky Oppenheimer

Net Worth: USD 7 billion

Country: South Africa

Age: 71

Source: diamonds

#3

richest people in africa

Mike Adenuga

Net Worth: USD 5.8 billion

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Country: Nigeria

Age: 63

Source: Telecom, Oil, Real Estate

 

#4

richest people in africa

Johann Rupert

Net Worth: USD 5.5 billion

Country: South Africa

Age: 66

Source: Luxury Goods

#4

richest people in africa

Christoffel Wiese

Net Worth: USD 5.5 billion

Country: South Africa

Age: 75

Source: retail

 

#5

richest people in africa

 

Nassef Sawiris

Net Worth; USD 5.3 billion

Country: Egypt

Age: 56

Source:  construction, chemicals

 

#7

richest people in africa

Naguib Sawiris

Net Worth: USD 3.7 billion

Country: Egypt

Age: 62

Source: telecom

#8

richest people in africa

Isabel dos Santos

Net Worth: USD 3.2 billion

Country: Angola

Age: 43

Source: investments

 

#9

richest people in africa

Issad Rebrab

Net Worth: USD 3.1 billion

Country: Algeria

Age: 73

Source: food

#10

richest people in africa

Mohamed Mansour

Net Worth: Egypt

Country: USD 2.7 billion

Age: 69

Source: diversified