Africa, despite the continent’s setback, is blessed with Billionaires. Many of whom are ranked globally as world richest people. Aliko Dangote, a 62-year-old
Nigerian businessman, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group, currently tops the list of Africa’s Richest People. A position he has maintained for more than 6years now. Dangote, and has an estimated net worth of $10.6billion as of April 2019.
Sometime in March 2014, Dangote ranked among the top 25 Richest people on earth. At the time, he had an estimated net worth of $25billion. Forbes Magazine ranked Aliko Dangote as 23rd richest people on earth, a position which has dropped and had kept him at a staggering 136 position currently. Why?

The List of Africa’s Richest Persons/Billionaires 2019

Below is the current list of Africa’s Richest People/Billionaires
Please note: As Africa continues to evolve, this ranking continues to change, and so are the net worth of these Billionaires…stay updated!
From bottom to top, here are the list of Africa’s richest people alive 2019


20 Michiel Le Roux

At position number 20, is Michiel Le Roux. Africa’s richest man and Billionaire from South Africa
Net worth: $1.1B,
Age: 69
Business line: Banking
Company: Capitec Bank
Nationality: South Africa


19 Folorunsho Alakija

 

Folorunsho Alakija is at 19th position of Africa’s richest billionaires
Net worth: $1.1B,
Age: 68
Business line: Oil & Gas (Offshore Oil fields)
Company: Famfa Oil (Oil Exploration company)
Nationality: Nigeria

 


18 Youssef Mansour

 

At position number 18 is Youssef Mansour. An Egyptian billionaire businessman and part owner of the Mansour Group
Net worth: $1.2B,
Age: 73
Business line: diversified
Company: Mansour Group
Nationality: Egypt


17 Yasseen Mansour

 

Yasseen Mansour is at 17th position of Africa’s richest people. He’s also one of the youngest billionaires from Africa. He is the younger brother of Youssef Mansour, who is currently at 18th position on this list
Net wor
th: $1.5B,
Age: 57
Business line: diversified
Company: Mansour Group
Nationality: Egypt


16 Abdulsamad Rabiu

 

Another Nigerian, Abdulsamad Rabiu is at the 16th position of Africa’s Richest people
Net worth: $1.6B,
Age: 58
Business line: cement, sugar
Company: BUA Group
Nationality: Nigeria


15 Othman Benjelloun

 

Othman Benjelloun is at the 15th position of Africa’s Richest person.
Networth: $1.7B,
Age: 86
Business line: Banking, insurance, Telecom
Company: FinanceCom International S.A
Nationality : Morocco

 


14 Mohammed Dewji

 

At 14 position is Mohammed Dewji. Dewji is the CEO of METL, a Tanzanian conglomerate founded by his father in the 1970s. Mohammed Dewji is youngest on this list of Richest African Billionaires
Net worth: $1.9B,
Age: 43
Business line: diversified
Company: METL
Nationality : Tanzania


13 Aziz Akhannouch

 

Aziz Akhannouch is the majority owner of Akwa Group, a multibillion-dollar conglomerate founded by his father and a partner, Ahmed Wakrim, in 1932.
Net worth: $2.1B,
Age: 58
Business line: petroleum, diversified
Company: Akwa Group
Nationality: Morocco


12 Koos Bekker

 

Koos Bekker is at position number 12 on our list of Africa’s richest people. His company Naspers is behind notable ventures like Multichoice, OLX, Konga and many more.
Net worth: $2.3B,
Age: 66
Business line: media, investments
Company: Naspers
Nationality: South Africa

 


11 Isabel dos Santos

 

Isabel dos Santos is an Angolan businesswoman and Africa’s richest woman. She is the eldest child of Angola’s former President José Eduardo dos Santos who ruled from 1979 – 2017. She’s also on the list of Africa’s youngest billionaires.
Net worth: $2.3B,
Age: 45
Business line: Banks, Telecom, investments
Company: Santoro Finance, Unitel International Holdings B.V.
Nationality: Angola


10 Mohamed Mansour

 

At number 11 position is Mohamed Mansour. With two of his brother already on the list, Mohamed Mansour oversees the Mansour family business which has a presence in over 100 countries across the globe
Net worth: $2.3B,
Age: 71
Business line: diversified
Company: Mansour Group
Nationality: Egypt


9 Strive Masiyiwa

 

Strive Masiyiwa is at number 9 position on richest african is the Founder and Chairman of the Econet Group, a pan-African telecommunications, media and technology company with operations and investments in 29 countries.
Strive Masiyiwa

Strive Masiyiwa is at number 9 position on richest african is the Founder and Chairman of the Econet Group, a pan-African telecommunications, media and technology company with operations and investments in 29 countries.
Net worth: $2.3B,
Age: 58
Business line: telecom
Company: Econet
Nationality: Zimbabwe


8 Patrice Motsepe

 

Patrice Motsepe is South African billionaire, currently ranked 8th position on Africa's richest people.
Patrice Motsepe

Patrice Motsepe is South African billionaire, currently ranked 8th position on Africa’s richest people.
Net worth: $2.3B,
Age: 57
Business line: Mining
Company: African Rainbow Minerals
Nationality: South Africa

 


7 Naguib Sawiris

 

 Naguib Sawiris is an Egyptian billionaire, ranked at 7th richest African alive
Naguib Sawiris

Naguib Sawiris is an Egyptian billionaire, ranked at 7th richest African alive. He built a fortune in telecom, selling Orascom Telecom in 2011 to Russian telecom firm in a multibillion-dollar deal.
Net worth: $2.9B,
Age: 64
Business line: telecom
Company: Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding S.A.E
Nationality: Egypt


6 Issad Rebrab

 

Issad Rebrab, is an Algerian billionaire businessman, CEO of the Cevital industrial group, the largest private company in Algeria
Issad Rebrab

Issad Rebrab, is an Algerian billionaire businessman, CEO of the Cevital industrial group, the largest private company in Algeria, active in steel, food, agribusiness and electronics
Net worth: $3.7B,
Age: 75
Business line: food
Company: Cevital industrial group
Nationality: Algeria

 


5 Johann Rupert

 

Johann Peter Rupert is a South African-born entrepreneur, and billionaire
Johann Peter Rupert

Johann Peter Rupert is a South African-born entrepreneur, and billionaire. He is the eldest son and heir to billionaire business tycoon Anton Rupert. Johann Rupert is chairman of Swiss luxury goods firm Compagnie Financiere Richemontland
Net worth: $5.3B,
Age: 68
Business line: luxury goods
Company: Compagnie Financiere Richemontland
Nationality: South Africa


4 Nassef Sawiris

 

Nassef Onsi Sawiris is an Egyptian billionaire businessman
Nassef Onsi Sawiris

Nassef Onsi Sawiris is an Egyptian billionaire businessman, the youngest of Onsi Sawiris’ three sons. As of July 2018, his net worth was estimated to be $7.2 billion, and the sixth richest African in 2017. He’s brother Naguib Sawiris is at number 7th position on this list, while he stands at fourth
Net worth: $6.3B,
Age: 58
Business line: construction, chemicals
Company: OCI and Orascom Construction
Nationality: Egypt


3 Nicky Oppenheimer

 

Nicholas F. Oppenheimer is a South African billionaire businessman and philanthropist.
Nicky Oppenheimer

Nicholas F. Oppenheimer is a South African billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He was formerly the chairman of De Beers diamond mining company and of its subsidiary, the Diamond Trading Company, and former deputy chairman of Anglo American. He is the third richest African
Net worth: $7.3B,
Age: 73
Business line: diamonds
Company: De Beers Diamond Minning Company
Nationality: South Africa


2 Mike Adenuga

 

Mike Adenuga is Second Richest African
Mike Adenuga

Michael Adeniyi Agbolade Ishola Adenuga Jr, GCON is a Nigerian billionaire businessman, and the second-richest person in Africa. His company Globacom is Nigeria’s second-largest telecom operator, and has a presence in Ghana and Benin. He owns stakes in the Equitorial Trust Bank and the oil exploration firm Conoil.
Net worth: $9.3B,
Age: 65
Business line: Telecom, oil
Company: Globacom
Nationality: Nigeria


1 Aliko Dangote

 

Aliko Dangote is Africa's richest man
Aliko Dangote

At number one is Aliko Dangote. Aliko Dangote is Africa’s richest man. He is the founder and chair of Dangote Group. A company which currently ranks as the continent’s largest cement producer. In March of 2014, Alike Dangote was worth over $25Billion USD. A lot of that money is currently being invested in his refining project. The project is expected to be commissioned by 2020;
Net worth: $10.3B,
Age: 61
Business line: cement, sugar, flour
Company: Dangote Group
Nationality: Nigeria

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