10 richest people in Africa

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5. Mike Adenuga - Born 29 April 1953

Mike Adenuga is a Nigerian billionaire businessman and the second-richest person in Nigeria. His company Globacom is Nigeria's second-largest telecom operator, and has a presence in Ghana and Benin. He owns stakes in the Equitorial Trust Bank and the oil exploration firm Conoil (formerly Consolidated Oil Company).

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Real time net worth: $4.8 Billion = 60 Billion ZAR

Globacom Limited is a Nigerian multinational telecommunications company headquartered in Lagos. GLO is a privately owned telecommunications carrier that started operations on 29 August 2003. It currently operates in four countries in West Africa, namely Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire.


4. Nassef Sawiris - Born 19 January 1961

Nassef Sawiris is an Egyptian billionaire businessman, the youngest of Onsi Sawiris' three sons; his brothers are Naguib and Samih. Nassef Sawiris is a scion of Egypt's wealthiest family.

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Real time net worth: $6.9 Billion = 86 Billion ZAR

He runs OCI, one of the world's largest nitrogen fertilizer producers, with plants in Texas and Iowa; it trades on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange. OC's Construction Group ranks among the world’s top global contractors and undertakes large industrial, infrastructure and select commercial projects for public and private customers principally in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.


3. Johann Peter Rupert - Born 1 June 1950

Johan Rupert is a South African-born entrepreneur, who is the eldest son of business tycoon Anton Rupert and his wife Huberte. He is the chairman of the Swiss-based luxury-goods company Richemont as well as of the South Africa-based company Remgro.

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Real time net worth: $7 Billion = 87 Billion ZAR

Rupert served his business apprenticeship in New York City, where he worked for Chase Manhattan for two years and for Lazard Freres for three years. He then returned to South Africa in 1979 and founded Rand Merchant Bank of which he was CEO.



2. Nicholas F. Oppenheimer & Family – Born 8 June 1945

Nicky is a South African billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He was formerly the chairman of De Beers diamond mining company and of its subsidiary, the Diamond Trading Company, and former deputy chairman of Anglo American.

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Real time net worth: $7.7 Billion = 97 Billion ZAR

Oppenheimer joined the Anglo American Corporation in 1968, and was appointed a director in 1974. He became deputy chairman in 1983. He subsequently resigned in 2001 but remained a non-executive director until 2011. Oppenheimer was appointed deputy chairman of the then Central Selling Organisation (now Diamond Trading Company) in 1984 and deputy chairman of De Beers Consolidated Mines in 1985. He was appointed chairman of the Diamond Trading Company in 1985. He was chairman of the De Beers Group from 1998 to 2012, at which point he retired when the family stake was sold to Anglo American.


1. Aliko Dangote – Born 10 April 1957

Aliko is a Nigerian business magnate, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries. Dangote is ranked by Forbes magazine as the 100th-richest person in the world and the richest in Africa. Dangote is looking beyond cement – his most valuable asset – and has been investing in a fertilizer production company and a large oil refinery. Dangote Fertilizer is expected to start operations in the second quarter this year.

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Real time net worth: $12.8 Billion = 159 Billion ZAR

Dangote Group is one of Nigeria’s most diversified business conglomerates with a hard–earned reputation for excellent business practices and products’ quality with its operational headquarters in the bustling metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria in West Africa.


And there you have it. The richest people in Africa and it even includes ladies. How do you feel about all this money and how rich they are? Comment below! Take care and be blessed!


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