African wealthy people are highly influential. They stand as role models for many people in the continent. Check out the list of the richest people in Africa
1. Aliko Dangote – Net worth: $15.7 Billion (Nigerian)
Aliko Dangote is the world’s richest black man. He built his fortune through three commodities: sugar, cement, flour. Also he plans to invest in oil.
2. Johann Rupert – Net worth: $7.4 Billion (South African)
Johann Rupert is a luxury goods billionaire.
3. Nicky Oppenheimer – Net Worth: $6.7 Billion (South African)
Nicky Oppenheimer sold his 40 percent stake of family business for $5.1 billion.
4. Christoffel Wiese – Net Worth: $6.3 Billion (South African)
South African self-made billionaire, the retailing tycoon, continues to chase deals adding his fortune.
5. Nassef Sawiris – Net Worth: $6.3 Billion (Egyptian)
The 53-year-old billionaire won a tax evasion case (that had pitted him against the government of former Egyptian president Morsi).
6. Mike Adenuga – Net Worth: $4 Billion (Nigerian)
Mike Adenuga made his fortune through investments in mobile telecom and oil production.
7. Mohamed Mansour – Net Worth: $4 billion (Egyptian)
Mohamed oversees the Mansour Group (family business, founded in the 1950s)
8. Nathan Kirsh – Net Worth: $3.9 billion (Swazi)
Nathan Kirsh is the founder of Jetro Holdings, a cash and carry wholesaler of perishable and non-perishable food products, household goods, equipment, supplies and related goods for grocery retailers. In 1958 Kirsch made his first fortune in Swaziland founding a corn milling business.
9. Isabel dos Santos – Net Worth: $3.3 Billion (Angolan)
Isabel dos Santos is Africa’s richest woman. She is working to expand her stable of investments. She is the daughter of Angola’s longtime president Jose Eduardo dos Santos.
10. Issad Rebrab & family – Net Worth: $3.1 Billion (Algerian)
Issad Rebrab is the founder of Cevital. This is Algeria’s largest privately held conglomerate, which owns one of the largest sugar refineries in the world. The group also has interests in port terminals, auto distribution, mining and agriculture.