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50 Richest in Africa

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50 Richest in Africa

Africa’s top 50 richest men and women according to Forbes for 2015 are listed in this article with their respective fortunes. The continent’s wealthiest are facing a number of headwinds. The plunge in the price of oil and commodities has heavily impacted the elite earners, according to IBTimes UK.

The latest Forbes Rich List shows that the number of billionaires in Africa has taken a hit – from 28 down to 23. The group’s fortune has also been impacted: the 50 wealthiest Africans are now worth a total $95.6 billion, a decline of $15 billion from a year ago.

Rank Name Net Worth Age Origin of Wealth
#1 Aliko Dangote $16.7 B 59 cement, sugar, flour
#2 Nicky Oppenheimer $6.6 B 70 diamonds
#3 Christoffel Wiese $6.5 B 74 retailing
#4 Johann Rupert $6.3 B 65 luxury goods
#5 King Mohammed VI $5.7 B 52 diversified
#6 Nassef Sawiris $4.9 B 55 construction, chemicals
#7 Mike Adenuga $3.5 B 63 telcom, oil
#8 Isabel dos Santos $3.4 B 43 investments
#9 Issad Rebrab $3.2 B 72 food
#10 Naguib Sawiris $3 B 61 telecom
#11 Mohamed Mansour $2.5 B 68 diversified
#12 Othman Benjelloun $2.05 B 83 banking, insurance
#13 Folorunsho Alakija $1.7 B 65 oil
#13 Koos Bekker $1.7 B 63 media, investments
#13 Youssef Mansour $1.7 B 71 diversified
#16 Femi Otedola $1.6 B 53 gas stations
#17 Onsi Sawiris $1.55 B 86 construction, telecom
#18 Aziz Akhannouch $1.4 B 55 petroleum, diversified
#18 Yasseen Mansour $1.4 B 54 diversified
#20 Stephen Saad $1.2 B 51 pharmaceuticals
#21 Mohammed Dewji $1.1 B 41 diversified
#22 Patrice Motsepe $1.05 B 54 mining
#23 Abdulsamad Rabiu $1 B 55 cement, sugar, flour
#24 Jannie Mouton $970 M 69 financial services
#25 Rostam Azizi $900 M 51 telecom, investments
#26 Samih Sawiris $850 M 59 real estate, hotels
#27 Mohamed Bensalah $800 M 45 financial services
#27 Miloud Chaabi $800 M 87 diversified
#27 Sudhir Ruparelia $800 M 60 real estate
#30 Theophilus Danjuma $750 M 77 oil
#31 Tony Elumelu $700 M 53 investments
#31 Bhimji Depar Shah $700 M consumer goods
#33 Anas Sefrioui $650 M 59 real estate
#34 Moulay Hafid Elalamy $620 M 56 insurance
#35 Lauritz (Laurie) Dippenaar $610 M 67 banking, insurance
#36 Said Salim Bakhresa $600 M 67 manufacturing
#37 Jim Ovia $550 M 62 banking
#38 Michiel Le Roux $530 M 67 banking
#39 Raymond Ackerman $500 M 85 retailing
#39 Mohammed Indimi $500 M 67 oil
#41 Adrian Gore $480 M 52 financial services
#42 Cyril Ramaphosa $450 M 63 investments
#42 Ali Wakrim $450 M gas
#44 Gerrit Thomas (GT) Ferreira $420 M 68 banking, insurance
#45 Gus Attridge $410 M 55 pharmaceuticals
#46 Markus Jooste $400 M 55 furniture retailing
#46 Narendra Raval $400 M 54 steel, cement
#48 Naushad Merali $370 M 65 diversified
#49 Giovanni Ravazzotti $330 M 73 ceramics, tile
#49 Orji Uzor Kalu $330 M 56 diversified

 

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