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Meet the Richest people in Africa

Forbes’ annual Rich List show that the number of billionaires in Africa has actually risen to 25, up from 24 last year.

Dangote continues to soar high according the latest African billionaires report » in 2017.
A list released by Forbes in March 2017, though his net worth took a £9.79bn, €11.28bn compared to end of 2016.
While this is a positive outlook for Dangote and other wealthy men and women in the list, there were only 24 African billionaires this year, which is a drop by five, compared to the previous year.

Forbes’ annual Rich List show that the number of billionaires in Africa has actually risen to 25, up from 24 last year.
Two heavyweights, Nigerian businessmen Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu dropped off the list in the past 12 months.
The top 25 richest Africans includes billionaires hailing from eight countries including Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland and Tanzania.

Here are the top ten richest billionaires in Africa

1. Aliko Dangote, Nigeria
Net Worth: $12.2bn (£9.79bn, €11.28bn, estimated as at 20 March 2017)
Source Of Wealth: Cement, flour, sugar, salt

2. Nicky Oppenheimer, South African
Net Worth: $7bn
Source Of Wealth: Diamonds

3. Mike Adenuga, Nigeria
Net Worth: $6.1bn
Source Of Wealth: Telecom, Oil, Real Estate

4. Johann Rupert, South Africa
Net Worth: $6.3bn
Source Of Wealth: Luxury Goods

5. Nassef Sawiris, Egypt
Net Worth: $6.2bn
Source Of Wealth: Construction, Chemicals

6. Christoffel Wiese, South Africa
Net Worth: $5.9bn
Source Of Wealth: Retail

7. Nathan Kirsch, South Africa/ Swaziland
Net Worth: $3.9bn
Source Of Wealth: Retail

8. Naguib Sawiris, Egypt
Net Worth: $3.8bn
Source Of Wealth: Telecom

9. Isabel dos Santos, Angola
Net Worth: $3.1bn
Source Of Wealth: Investments

10. Issad Rebrab, Algeria
Net Worth: $3bn
Source of Wealth: Food

Source: pulse.com.gh

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