Top 40 Richest And Most Powerful People In Africa – African Billionaires

Top 40 richest people in Africa estimates a person’s total net worth in US dollars. The Africa’s richest man is Aliko Dangote, the 54 year old Nigerian who has an estimated net worth of $11bn. South African diamond magnate Nicky Oppenheimer is the next richest with a fortune of $6.8 billion. He is the richest person in South Africa and is the 139th richest person in the world. Naguib Sawiris, the eldest son of telecoms billionaire and Orascom Telecom founder Onsi Sawiris ranks 3rd with a net worth of $5.1 bn. They’ve built empires from a patch of desert and now sail their luxury yachts.

No.1 Aliko Dangote -
Net Worth:$11.2 billion
Source of wealth: sugar, flour, cement , self-made
Citizenship: Nigeria , Residence: Lagos, Nigeria

No.2 Nicky Oppenheimer & family
Net Worth:$6.8 billion
Source of wealth: De Beers, inherited
Citizenship : South Africa , Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa

No.3 Nassef Sawiris (tie)
Net Worth:$5.1 billion
Source: construction, inherited and growing
Citizenship: Egypt , Residence: Cairo, Egypt

No.3 Johann Rupert & family (tie)
Net Worth:$5.1 billion
Source: Luxury goods, inherited and growing
Citizenship: South Africa, Residence: Stellenbosch, South Africa

No.5 Mike Adenuga
Net Worth:$4.3 Billion
Source of wealth: Telcom, banking, oil, self-made
Citizenship: Nigeria , Residence:Lagos, Nigeria

No.6 Naguib Sawiris (tie)
Net Worth:$3.1 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Telecom, inherited and growing
Citizenship: Egypt ,Residence: Cairo, Egypt

No.6 Christoffel Wiese (tie)
Net Worth: $2.7 billion
Source: Consumer retail, self-made
Citizenship: South Africa

No.8 Onsi Sawiris
Net Worth:$2.9 billion – As of March 2012
Source: construction, self-made
Citizenship: Egypt, Residence: Cairo, Egypt

No. 8 Miloud Chaabi
Net Worth: $2.9 Billion
Source of wealth: Real estate
Citizenship: Morocco

No.10 Patrice Motsepe
Net Worth:$2.7 Billion
Source: Mining, self-made
Citizenship: South Africa , Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa

No. 11 Othman Benjelloun
Net Worth: $2.3 Billion
Source: Banking, Insurance
Citizenship: Morocco

No.12 Mohamed Mansour
Net Worth: $1.7 Billion – As of March 2012
Source: Diversified, self-made
Citizenship: Egypt , Residence:Cairo, Egypt

No.13 Yasseen Mansour 
Net Worth: $1.6 Billion – As of March 2012
Source: Diversified, self-made
Citizenship: Egypt ,Residence:Cairo, Egypt

No. 14 Anas Sefrioui
Net Worth: $1.6 Billion – As of March 2012
Source: Real estate
Citizenship: Morocco

No.15 Youssef Mansour
Net Worth: $1.5 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Diversified, self-made
Citizenship: Egypt , Residence:Cairo, Egypt

No.16 Mohamed Al Fayed & family

Net Worth: $1.3 Billion – As of March 2012
Source: Retail, self-made
Citizenship: Egypt

#17 Jim Ovia

Net Worth: $775 Million, Source: Banking

Citizenship: Nigeria , Age: 57

#18 Lauritz (Laurie) Dippenaar
Net Worth: $750 Million, Source: Banking, Insurance

Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 63

#19 Shafik Gabr
Net Worth: $730 Million, Source: Diversified

Citizenship: Egypt , Age: 59

#20 Stephen Saad
Net Worth: $640 Million, Source: Pharmaceuticals

Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 47

#21 Theophilus Danjuma
Net Worth: $600 Million, Source: Oil

Citizenship: Nigeria , Age: 72

#22 Alami Lazraq
Net Worth: $575 Million, Source: Real estate

Citizenship: Morocco , Age: 61

#23 Samih Sawiris
Net Worth: $560 Million, Source: Real estate, Hotel

Citizenship: Egypt , Age: 54

#24 Oba Otudeko
Net Worth: $550 Million , Source: Manufacturing, Telecom

Citizenship: Nigeria , Age: 67

#25 Raymond Ackerman
Net Worth: $545 Million, Source: Retailing

Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 80

#26 Uhuru Kenyatta & family
Net Worth: $500 Million, Source: Land

Citizenship: Kenya , Age: 50

#27 Gerrit Thomas (GT) Ferreira
Net Worth: $460 Million, Source: Banking, Insurance

Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 63

#28 Hakeem Belo-Osagie
Net Worth: $450 Million, Source: Telecom

Citizenship: Nigeria , Age: 56

#29 Abdulsamad Rabiu
Net Worth: $400 Million, Source: Sugar, Flour, Cement

Citizenship: Nigeria , Age: NA

#30 Mohammed Indimi
Net Worth: $330 Million, Source: Oil

Citizenship: Nigeria , Age: 63

#31 Chris Kirubi
Net Worth: $300 Million, Source: Real estate

Citizenship: Kenya , Age: 70

#312 Jannie Mouton
Net Worth: $300 Million, Source: Financial services

Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 64

#33 Michiel Le Roux
Net Worth: $290 Million, Source: Banking

Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 62

#34 Adrian Gore
Net Worth: $280 Million, Source: Financial services

Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 47

#35 Strive Masiyiwa
Net Worth: $280 Million, Source: Telecom

Citizenship: Zimbabwe , Age: 51

#36 Cyril Ramaphosa
Net Worth: $275 Million, Source: Investments

Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 59

#37 Giovanni Ravazzotti
Net Worth: $275 Million, Source: Ceramics, Tile

Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 68

#38 Mohamed Bensalah
Net Worth: $270 Million, Source: Financial services

Citizenship: Morocco , Age: 41

#39 Markus Jooste
Net Worth: $260 Million, Source: Furniture retailing

Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 50

#40 Paul Harris
Net Worth: $250 Million, Source: Banking
Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 61

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