A list of billionaires, including Africans, has been published, with some rich Nigerians. The Nigerian businessman and owner of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Africa so far.
Aliko’s net value according to Forbes is estimated at 10.3 billion dollars. Dangote has made its wealth by investing in cement, sugar, and flour.
It has been building for a few months in Lagos, Nigeria, which will become the largest refinery in the world with a production capacity of 650,000 barrels of crude oil per day. The total cost of the project is estimated at $14 billion.
Mike Adenuga is second on the list with a net worth of $9.2 billion. Adenuga is a Nigerian billionaire businessman and owner of Nigeria’s second telecommunications operator, Globacom. He is the second richest man in Africa. He made his fortune by investing in telecommunications, oil, and gas.
Nicky Oppenheimer is a South African business magnate. The 73-year-old philanthropist earned his wealth by investing in diamonds. He is the third richest man in Africa. His net worth $7.3 billion.
Nassef Sawiris is an Egyptian billionaire and co-owner of the English football team, Aston Villa. The fourth richest man in Africa is worth about $6.3 billion. He made his wealth by investing in construction and chemicals.
Johann Rupert (South Africa) – Net worth: $5.3 billion
Issad Rebrab (Algeria) – Net worth: $3.7 billion
Naguib Sawiris (Egypt) – Net worth: $2.9 billion
Strive Masiyiwa (Zimbabwe), Patrice Motsepe (South Africa), Mohamed Mansour (Egypt), Isabel dos Santos (Angola) – Net worth: $2.3 billion dollars
Aziz Akhannouch (Morocco) – Net worth: $2.1 billion dollars
Mohammed Dewji (Tanzania) – Net worth: $1.9 billion
Othman Benjelloun (Morocco) – Net worth: $1.7 billion
Abdulsamad Rabiu (Nigeria) – Net worth: $1.6 billion
Yasseen Mansour (Egypt) – Net worth: $1.5 billion
Youssef Mansour (Egypt) – Net worth: $1.2 billion
Folorunsho Alakija (Nigeria), Michiel Le Roux (South Africa) – Net worth: $1.1 billion