Africa’s top Billionaires in 2019

Aliko Dangote
Aliko Dangote

This year Forbes released a list of the wealthiest individuals on the African continent. The tycoons who made the list were worth $68.7 billion, making an average net worth of $3.4 billion per person.

Earlier this year Forbes released a list of the wealthiest individuals on the African continent. The tycoons who made the list were worth $68.7 billion, making an average net worth of $3.4 billion per person.

Country wise, Egypt and South Africa had the highest number of representatives with five billionaires each, Nigeria followed with four and Morocco with two. Additionally, the list had one billionaire each from Algeria, Angola, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

The two women who made the list were Isabel dos Santos at #8 with a net worth of $2.3 Billion and Folorunsho Alakija at #19 with a net worth of $1.1 Billion. While the youngest on the list was 44 year old Mohammed Dewji at #14 with a net worth of $1.9 Billion.

The complete list is as follows:

Rank #1

Aliko Dangote

Net Worth= $10.3 Billion, Age: 62, Source of Wealth: Cement, Sugar, flour

Rank #2

Mike Adenuga

Net Worth= $9.2 Billion, Age: 66, Source of Wealth: Telecom, Oil

Rank #3 Nicky Oppenheimer     

Net Worth= $7.3 Billon, Age: 74, Source of Wealth: Diamonds

Rank #4

Nassef Sawiris  

Net Worth= $6.3 Billion, Age: 58, Source of Wealth: Construction, Chemicals

Rank #5

Johann Rupert 

Net Worth= $5.3 Billion, Age: 69, Source of Wealth: Luxury Goods

Rank #6

Issad Rebrab

Net Worth= $3.7 Billion, Age: 75, Source of Wealth: Food

Rank #7

Naguib Sawiris

Net Worth= $2.9 Billion, Age: 65, Source of Wealth: Telecom

Rank #8

Koos Bekker     

Net Worth= $2.3 Billion, Age: 66, Source of Wealth: Media, Investments

Isabel dos Santos           

Net Worth= $2.3 Billion, Age: 46, Source of Wealth: investments

Mohamed Mansour      

Net Worth= $2.3 Billion, Age: 71, Source of Wealth: Diversified

Strive Masiyiwa              

Net Worth= $2.3 Billion, Age: 58, Source of Wealth: Telecom

Patrice Motsepe             

Net Worth= $2.3 Billion, Age: 57, Source of Wealth: Mining

Rank #13            

Aziz Akhannouch

Net Worth= $2.1 Billion, Age:58, Source of Wealth: Petroleum, Diversified

Rank #14            

Mohammed Dewji

Net Worth= $1.9 Billion, Age: 44, Source of Wealth: Diversified

Rank #15            

Othman Benjelloun

Net Worth= $1.7 Billion, Age: 86, Source of Wealth: Banking, Insurance

Rank #16            

Abdulsamad Rabiu        

Net Worth= $1.6 Billion, Age: 59, Source of Wealth: Cement, Sugar

Rank #17            

Yasseen Mansour

Net Worth= $1.5 Billion, Age: 58, Source of Wealth: Diversified

Rank #18            

Youssef Mansour

Net Worth= $1.2 Billion, Age: 74, Source of Wealth: Diversified

Rank #19            

Folorunsho Alakija

Net Worth= $1.1 Billion, Age: 68, Source of Wealth: Oil

Michiel Le Roux              

Net Worth= $1.1 Billion, Age: 70, Source of Wealth: Banking

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