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Africa’s Billionaires: Top 25 Richest People In Africa, 2018

With a net worth of $11.3 billion, Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote is the wealthiest man in Africa and the only African on the list of top 150 richest in the world. Two other Nigerian billionaires who made the list were oil and telecoms mogul Mike Adenuga whose fortune is currently estimated at $4.1 billion and Folorunsho Alakija, with an estimated at $1.7 billion.

Isabel dos Santos, an Angolan businesswoman, the eldest child of Angola’s former President José Eduardo dos Santos (who served as President of Angola from 1979 to 2017), is the richest woman in Africa.

South Africa is home to 8 richest people in Africa, followed by Egypt (7 billionaires); Nigeria (3 billionaires); Morocco (2 billionaires); and Algeria, Angola, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe – 1 billionaire each. Only 2 woman features on the list of the 25 richest people in Africa — Angola’s richest person, Isabel Dos Santos and Folorunsho Alakija from Nigeria.

Top 25 Richest People In Africa:

  1. Aliko Dangote
    Net worth: $11.3 billion
    Age: 61
    Country: Nigeria
  2. Nicky Oppenheimer
    Net worth: $7.6 billion
    Age: 73
    Country: South Africa
  3. Nassef Sawiris
    Net worth: $6.9 billion
    Age: 57
    Country: Egypt
  4. Johann Rupert
    Net worth: $5.6 billion
    Age: 68
    Country:South Africa
  5. Nathan Kirsh
    Net worth: $4.6 billion
    Age: 86
    Country: Swaziland
  6. Mike Adenuga
    Net worth: $4.1 billion
    Age: 65
    Country: Nigeria
  7. Naguib Sawiris
    Net worth: $3.9 billion
    Age: 64
    Country: Egypt
  8. Issad Rebrab
    Net worth: $3.2 billion
    Age: 74
    Country: Algeria
  9. Mohammed Mansour
    Net worth: $2.7 billion
    Age: 70
    Country: Egypt
  10. Koos Bekker
    Net worth: $2.3 billion
    Age: 65
    Country: South Africa
  11. Isabel dos Santos
    Net worth: $2.2 billion
    Age: 45
    Country: Angola
  12. Strive Masiyiwa
    Net worth: $3.6 billion
    Age: 57
    Country: Zimbabwe
  13. Patrice Motsepe
    Net worth: $1.9 billion
    Age: 56
    Country: South Africa
  14. Yasseen Mansour
    Net worth: $1.9 billion
    Age: 57
    Country: Egypt
  15. Folorunsho Alakija
    Net worth: $1.7 billion
    Age: 67
    Country: Nigeria
  16. Mohamed Al Fayed
    Net worth: $1.6 billion
    Age: 89
    Country: Egypt
  17. Aziz Akhannouch
    Net worth: $1.5 billion
    Age: 57
    Country: Morocco
  18. Othman Benjelloun
    Net worth: $1.5 billion
    Age: 85
    Country: Morocco
  19. Mohammed Dewji
    Net worth: $1.5 billion
    Age: 43
    Country: Tanzania
  20. Youssef Mansour
    Net worth: $1.4 billion
    Age: 73
    Country: Egypt
  21. Michiel Le Roux
    Net worth: $1.2 billion
    Age: 69
    Country: South Africa
  22. Stephen Saad
    Net worth: $1.2 billion
    Age: 54
    Country: South Africa
  23. Onsi Sawiris
    Net worth: $1.2 billion
    Age: 88
    Country: Egypt
  24. Desmond Sacco
    Net worth: $1.1 billion
    Age: 76
    Country: South Africa
  25. Christoffel Wiese
    Net worth: $1.1 billion
    Age: 77
    Country: South Africa
Anna Papadopoulos

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Senior Editor at CEOWORLD magazine
Editor, writer, teacher, consultant. Advocate for plain language, journalism, free speech, and tolerance. Feminist. Based in Sydney, Australia.
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