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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Who Are The Richest People In Africa? Ventures Africa Lists 55 Of The Continent's Billionaires



In case you were wondering who the richest people in Africa are, African business magazine and news service, Ventures Africa just simplified it for you with a  list including 55 of Africa's richest people.

The personalities are profiled according to their net worth, industry, country of citizenship, age and the number of jobs they have created under their respective companies. 
Out of 55 richest people on our continent, Nigeria's Aliko Dangote tops the list and only 3 women (Folorunsho Alakija, Angola's Isabel Dos Santos and Kenya's Mama Ngina Kenyatta) make it on the list. 

Here's the top 10: 


1. Aliko Dangote

Net Worth: $25.7 billion
Industry: Manufacturing
Country of Citizenship: Nigeria
Age: 57
Number of Jobs Created: 32,900

2. Mike Adenuga

Net Worth: $8 billion
Industry: Diversified
Country of Citizenship: Nigeria
Age: 61
Number of Jobs Created: 6,080

3. Johann Rupert
Net Worth: $7.8 billion
Industry: Diversified
Country of Citizenship: South Africa
Age: 64
Number of Jobs Created: 1,465


4. Folorunsho Alakija

Net Worth: $7.3 billion
Industry: Oil and Gas
Country of Citizenship: Nigeria
Age: 63
Number of Jobs Created: 800

5. Nassef Sawiris

Net Worth: $6.9 BILLION
Industry: Construction
Country of Citizenship: Egypt
Age: 53
Number of Jobs Created: 29,108


6. Nicky Oppenheimer
Net Worth: $6.5 BILLION
Industry: Mining
Country of Citizenship: South Africa
Age: 69
Number of Jobs Created: 15,365

7. Allan Gray

Net Worth: $6.2 BILLION
Industry: Financial Services
Country of Citizenship: South Africa
Age: 76
Number of Jobs Created: 23,345

8. Prince Arthur Eze

Net Worth: $5.8 BILLION
Industry: Oil and Gas
Country of Citizenship: Nigeria
Age: 62
Number of Jobs Created: 1,000

9. Gilbert Chagoury
Net Worth: $4.3 BILLION
Industry: Diversified
Country of Citizenship: Nigeria
Age: 68
Number of Jobs Created: 6,550


10. Nathan Kirsh

Net Worth: $3.8 BILLION
Industry: Real Estate
Country of Citizenship: Swaziland
Age: 87
Number of Jobs Created: 870

You can view full list on richlist.ventures-africa.com


Source: Ventures Africa
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Stella is the founder of WaAfrikaOnline.  A Pan-African at heart, passionate about Africa, human rights, women empowerment and girl child education. She's also into broadcasting. 

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