Who is the richest person in Africa?


Aliko Dangote of Nigeria remains the richest person in Africa, with an estimated $10.3-billion (R134-billion) net worth, according to the Forbes Africa Top Billionaires 2019 list.

Dangote (61) owns Dangote Cement, the continent’s largest cement producer.

The second richest person in the continent is Mike Adenuga, worth an estimated $9.2-billion (R120-billion), while number three on the list is diamond heir Nicky Oppenheimer who is worth $7.3-billion (R93-billion).

Isabel dos Santos, worth $2.3-billion (R26-billion) and Folorunsho Alakija who is worth $1.1-billion (R13-billion) are the only women who are featured on the list of the top 20 tycoons in Africa.

Here is the full list below:

1. Aliko Dangote

2. Mike Adenuga

3. Nicky Oppenheimer

4. Nassef Sawiris

5. Johann Rupert

6. Issad Rebrab

7. Naguib Sawiris

8. Koos Bekker

9. Isabel dos Santos

10. Mohamed Mansour

11. Strive Masiyiwa

12. Patrice Motsepe

13. Aziz Akhannouch

14. Mohammed Dewji

15. Othman Benjelloun

16. Abdulsamad Rabiu

17. Yasseen Mansour

18. Youssef Mansour

19. Folorunsho Alakija

20. Michiel Le Roux

Nigerian businessman and Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote leaves the Elysee presidential Palace following a meeting between French President and French and African businessmen on October 7, 2016 at in Paris. (Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP)

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