The African Billionaires 2012 (Top 16)

This year, a record 1,226 billionaires made it to FORBES’ annual ranking of the World’s richest people.

African billionaires occupied a little over 1% of the positions on the list. Here are the 16 Africans who made the cut:

Aliko Dangote, $11.2 billion
Nigeria, Sugar, Cement, Flour

Nicky Oppenheimer & family, $6.8 billion
South Africa, Diamonds

Nassef Sawiris, $5.1 billion
Egypt, Construction

Johann Rupert & family, $5.1 billion
South Africa, Luxury Goods

Mike Adenuga, $4.3 billion
Nigeria, telecom, banking, oil

Naguib Sawiris, $3.1 billion
Egypt, Telecom

Christoffel Wiese, $3.1 billion
South Africa, Retailing

Onsi Sawiris, $2.9 billion
Egypt, construction, telecom

Miloud Chaabi, $2.9 billion
Morocco, Real estate
Patrice Motsepe, $2.7 billion
South Africa, Mining

Othman Benjelloun, $2.3 billion
Morocco, banking, insurance

Mohamed Mansour, $1.7 billion
Egypt, Diversified

Anas Sefrioui, $1.6 billion
Morocco, Real estate

Yasseen Mansour, $1.6 billion
Egypt, Diversified

Youssef Mansour, $1.5 billion
Egypt, Diversified

Mohamed Al Fayed, $1.3 billion
Egypt, retailing


  1. alex obe Reply

    Please what of The owner of Arik line, Rockson engeering and Ojemai Farm. What number is he in Africa or Nigeria

Leave a Reply