Africa’s 40 Richest People – Forbes

It’s yet another example of the world’s increasing interest in the story of Africa’s growth. With growth comes wealth, so naturally we want a look behind the curtain. Who are the people who are really making it on the continent?

According to Forbes, below are the 40 richest people in Africa at the moment.

Rank… Name (country)………………… Net Worth ($bil)………….. Age
1 Aliko Dangote (Nigeria)…………… 10,100………….. 54

2 Nicky Oppenheimer & family (South Africa)….. 6,500 ………. 66

3 Nassef Sawiris (Egypt)….. 4,750………. 50

4 Johann Rupert & family (South Africa)….. 4,700………. 61

5 Mike Adenuga (Nigeria) 4,300………. 58

6 Miloud Chaabi (Morocco) 3,000………. 82

7 Naguib Sawiris (Egypt) 2,900………. 57

8 Christoffel Wiese (South Africa) 2,700………. 70

9 Onsi Sawiris (Egypt) 2,600………. 81

10 Patrice Motsepe (Egypt) 2,500………. 49

11 Othman Benjelloun (Morocco) 2,400………. 79

12 Anas Sefrioui (Morocco) 1,750………. 54

13 Mohamed Mansour (Egypt) 1,700………. 63

14 Yasseen Mansour (Egypt) 1,550………. 50

14 Youssef Mansour (Egypt) 1,550………. 65

16 Mohamed Al Fayed (Egypt) 1,300………. 78

17 Jim Ovia (Nigeria) 775………. 57

18 Lauritz (Laurie) Dippenaar (South Africa) 750………. 63

19 Shafik Gabr (Egypt) 730………. 59

20 Stephen Saad (South Africa) 640………. 47

21 Theophilus Danjuma (Nigeria) 600………. 72

22 Alami Lazraq (Morocco) 575………. 61

23 Samih Sawiris (Egypt) 560………. 54

24 Oba Otudeko (Nigeria) 550………. 67

25 Raymond Ackerman (South Africa) 545………. 80

26 Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya) 500………. 50

27 Gerrit Thomas (GT) Ferreira (South Africa) 460………. 63

28 Hakeem Belo-Osagie (Nigeria) 450………. 56

29 Abdulsamad Rabiu (Nigeria) 400………. NA

30 Mohammed Indimi (NIgeria) 330………. 63

31 Chris Kirubi (Kenya) 300………. 70

31 Jannie Mouton 300………. 64

33 Michiel Le Roux 290………. 62

34 Adrian Gore 280………. 47

34 Strive Masiyiwa 280………. 51

36 Cyril Ramaphosa 275………. 59

36 Giovanni Ravazzotti 275………. 68

38 Mohamed Bensalah 270………. 41

39 Markus Jooste 260………. 50

40 Paul Harris 250………. 61

We must make mention of Forbes’ methodology—this list does not include Africans that now claim citizenship abroad. Mo Ibrahim, one of Africa’s best known entrepreneurs, is not included due to his residency in the United Kingdom. Our bet is that a few more African countries would be represented if the methodology changed to include members of the diaspora. But that’s likely to be the biggest change. Africa’s 40 Richest is going to be a concentrated list for quite a while.

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