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List Of Top 20 Forbes Richest People In Africa 2019

by Victor Matara

American business magazine Forbes has finally published a list of top 20 richest people in Africa as of 2019, and surprisingly, no Kenyan billionaire features on the list. Nigeria’s magnate Aliko Dangote still maintains the top spot for the eighth year in a row. Another Nigerian Mike Adenuga who accumulates his wealth from oil and telecommunications business takes the second spot. South African billionaire businessman Nicky Oppenheimer who ranked second last year drops to number three.

Mohammed Dewji, 43, is the youngest billionaire in the list with an estimated net worth of $1.9 billion. The Tanzanian’s sources of wealth include manufacturing, agriculture, trading, finance, mobile telephony, insurance, real estate, transport and logistics, and food and beverages. All these under Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Limited (MeTL), a commodities trading business founded by his father.

Othman Benjelloun, 86, is the oldest billionaire in the list with an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion. Othman who hails from Morocco has interests in banking and insurance.

Isabel dos Santos still remains the richest woman in Africa with an estimated net worth of $2.3 billion. The 45-year-old is a daughter to the immediate former president of Angola, Jose Eduardo dos Santos.  Her investments interests include telecommunications, media, retail, finance and the energy industry.

Below is a full list of the 20 richest billionaires in Africa as of 2019 according to Forbes Magazine.

 

 

 

Name

 

Net Worth

 

Country

 

Age

 

Investments

 

1

 

Aliko Dangote

 

$10.3 B

 

Nigeria

 

61

 

Cement, sugar, flour

 

2

 

Mike Adenuga

 

$9.2 B

 

Nigeria

 

65

 

Telecom, oil

 

3

 

Nicky Oppenheimer

 

$7.3 B

 

South Africa

 

73

 

Diamonds

 

4

 

Nassef Sawiris

 

$6.3 B

 

Egypt

 

57

 

Construction, chemicals

 

5

 

Johann Rupert

 

$5.3 B

 

South Africa

 

68

 

Luxury goods

 

6

 

Issad Rebrab

 

$3.7 B

 

Algeria

 

75

 

Food

 

7

 

Naguib Sawiris

 

$2.9 B

 

Egypt

 

64

 

Telecom

 

8

 

Koos Bekker

 

$2.3 B

 

South

Africa

 

66

 

Media​​ and other diversified​​ investments

 

9

 

Isabel dos Santos

 

$2.3 B

 

Angola

 

45

 

Diversified​​ investments

 

10

 

Mohamed Mansour

 

$2.3 B

 

Egypt

 

70

 

Diversified​​ investments

 

11

 

Strive Masiyiwa

 

$2.3 B

 

Zimbabwe

 

57

 

Telecom

 

12

 

Patrice Motsepe

 

$2.3 B

 

South Africa

 

56

 

Mining

 

13

 

Aziz Akhannouch

 

$2.1 B

 

Morocco

 

58

 

Petroleum and other diversified investments​​ 

 

14

 

Mohammed Dewji

 

$1.9 B

 

Tanzania

 

43

 

Diversified investments

 

15

 

Othman Benjelloun

 

$1.7 B

 

Morocco

 

86

 

Banking and Insurance

 

16

 

Abdulsamad Rabiu

 

$1.6 B

 

Nigeria

 

58

 

Cement and Sugar

 

17

 

Yasseen Mansour

 

$1.5 B

 

Egypt

 

57

 

Diversified investments

 

18

 

Youssef Mansour

 

$1.2 B

 

Egypt

 

73

 

Diversified investments

 

19

 

Folorunsho Alakija

 

$1.1 B

 

Nigeria

 

68

 

Oil

 

20

 

Michiel Le Roux

 

$1.1 B

 

South Africa

 

69

 

Banking

 

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