Africa’s Rich & Famous and How They Made Their Money, There are a lot of really interesting things about the remarkable continent of Africa.
From the natural beauty and resources to the different cultures and all they have to offer, Africa is truly amazing.
What people might not have realized about Africa is that it also has its share of billionaires and millionaires.
These charismatic, wealthy individuals have their own unique backstories and ways they obtained their riches.
The richest Africans in the world run businesses operating in many different industries.
10. Mohammed Mansour
The former politician, now businessman, Mohammed Mansour, is no. 10 on our list of top ten richest people in Africa.
Egyptian, aged 66, is a stake holder in the Mansour Group. Along with his brothers, Yasseen and Youssef, who are also multi-billionaires.
Currently, he has a net worth of assets in the amount of $3.1 billion. Bringing him to the rank of the tenth richest people in Africa.
9. Nathan Kirsh
With assets amassed across Swaziland, Australia and the UK, the Swazi Business tycoon, Nathan Kirsh, is one of the richest people in Africa.
The 82 years old, South African born businessman, established a corn mining business in Swaziland in 1958.
8. Christoffel Wiese
South African businessman, aged 73, is one of the billionaires in Africa. Chairman of Shoprite, Pepkor and Tradehold.
He holds the largest share of these companies, as an individual. Christoffel Wiese is a very successful businessman.
ranked the 69th most successful person in South African history, with assets worth $3.2 billion.
7. Issab Rebrab
Founder and CEO of Cevital group, is also on the list of the top 10 richest people in Africa. He does food business, with his company producing- sugar, margarine and vegetable oil.
Issab Rebrab, aged 70, is also the richest man in Algeria.Issab’s assets are worth $3.2 billion which makes him to rank among the richest and most successful businessmen in Africa.
6. Isabel Dos Santos
Daughter of Angolan president, Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, also made it on this list. Isabel Dos Santos is a 41 year old Angolan business woman and investor.
She is currently Africa’s richest woman. worth $3.7 billion in assets. She was Forbes’ Africa’s first female billionaire.
5. Mike Adenuga
Mike Adenuga is another business Tycoon in Africa. Born on the 29th of April, 1953, Michael Adeniyi Adenuga.
Nigerian billionaire is the founder of Globacoms telecommunications. His net worth is $4.6 billion.
4. Nassef Sawiris
Being the youngest of the Sawiris brothers (Naguib, Nassef and Saguib), Nassef Sawiris is among the top ten richest men in Africa, as of this year. Since 1998.
when the company was incorporated, he was the Chief executive officer (CEO) of Orascom construction company.
3. Nicky Oppenheimer
former Chairman of De beers diamond mining company, aged 69. With a net worth of $6.7 billion, Nicky Oppenheimer is among the top ten (10) richest men in Africa.
the owner of the largest private games reserve in South Africa, known as Tswalu Kalahari Reserve.
During the early nineties, Nicky’s grandfather was the Chairman of De beers diamond mining company.
After which, Nicky’s father took over and Nicky became the CEO, after his father.
In July, 2012, Nicky sold his 40% stake in the diamond mining company (De beers) to Anglo-american mining company for $5.1 billion dollars. Putting an end to his family’s control over De beers.
2. Johann Rupert
This man, who is currently, the richest man in South Africa, is also one of the richest men in Africa.
Johann Rupert was born on the 1st of June, 1950, in Stellenbocsh, South Africa. According to Forbes as one of the five richest men in Africa, in September.
With a doctorate degree in Economics from the university of Stellenbocsh, South Africa, he has a net worth of $7.6 billion
1. Aliko Dangote
For four consecutive years, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has been holding the title of Africa’s Richest man. The 57 year old Nigerian, from Kano state, is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Dangote Group.