The inaugural list of the 40 Richest People in Africa is such to create some buzz and generate discourse.
According to Forbes,
Forbes’ inaugural list of the 40 Richest People in Africa is a testament to the growing global importance of the continent.
The combined wealth of the 40 richest is $64.9 billion – more than Thailand’s 40 richest (at $45 billion) but less than Taiwan’s (at $92.7 billion).
The richest among them is Aliko Dangote of Nigeria, with a $10.1 billion fortune based on his stake in publicly-traded Dangote Cement –which has operations across Africa — as well as his interests in flour milling, sugar refining and salt processing.
Nigerian business moguls, Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga, Jim Ovia, Oba Otudeko, Theophilus Danjuma, Hakeem Belo-Osagie, Abdulsamad Rabiu and Mohammed Indimi all made the list.
No women made the Forbes 40 Richest People in Africa list!
As a precursor to the Forbes 40 Richest People in Africa list, a few days ago, Forbes Online published an article titled “Who Were Africa’s Richest Dictators?“. Click HERE to read.