There are 103 billionaires from The Middle East and Africa, who together own $279 billion.
The richest African is Nigerian Aliko Dangote, worth $16.1 Billion. Dangote is a venerable philanthropist, who has given away over $100 million to causes in health, education, flood relief and poverty alleviation. The Nigerian-born businessman retains his position as Africa’s richest man for the 3rd year in a row.
It is worth noting that Forbes does not value families or royal fortunes unless we can clearly see who owns the fortunes. For instance, the Qatari royal family is not part of our list.
There are 14 new billionaires from the Middle East & Africa in 2013. Including the first female African billionaire, Isabel dos Santos, who is the oldest daughter of Angola’s president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos.
Turkey is located in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East but we placed it as part of the Middle East & Africa in our series of Billionaires maps. The 37 billionaires living in Istanbul, where Europe and Asia collide, are the poorest among those in the top 10 billionaire cities. The average billionaire in the only city sitting across two continents is worth $1.7 billion, two times less than the average fortune of a billionaire living in London.
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