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Dangote, Adenuga, Alakija… See Forbes’ 23 African Billionaires List

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Dangote, Alakija, remain among Forbes Africa's 23 Billionaires - BellaNaija

The number of billionaires from the shores of Africa has risen to 23 in January 2018, and atop that list sits industrialist Aliko Dangote.

3 Nigerians feature in Forbes’ 23 African Billionaires list, Dangote retaining the throne for the 7th year in a row with $12.2 billion.

The two other Nigerians are Glo owner Mike Adenuga with $5.3 billion, and oil magnate Folorunsho Alakija.

The only other woman on the list is Angola’s Isabel dos Santos with $2.7 billion, down from $3.2 billion a year ago.

8 South Africans feature on the list, the highest for any African country, diamond mining heir Nicky Oppenheimer with $7.7 billion being the richest of the lot.

See the full list of Africa’s 23 billionaires below:

#1 Aliko Dangote – $12.2 billion
#2 Nicky Oppenheimer – $7.7 billion
#3 Johann Rupert – $7.2 billion
#4 Nassef Sawiris – $6.8 billion
#5 Mike Adenuga – $5.3 billion
#6 Issad Rebrab – $4 billion
#6 Naguib Sawiris – $4 billion
#8 Koos Bekker – $2.8 billion
#9 Isabel dos Santos – $2.7 billion
#9 Mohamed Mansour – $2.7 billion
#11 Patrice Motsepe – $2.4 billion
#12 Aziz Akhannouch – $2.2 billion
#13 Yasseen Mansour – $1.9 billion
#14 Strive Masiyiwa – $1.7 billion
#15 Folorunsho Alakija – $1.6 billion
#15 Othman Benjelloun – $1.6 billion
#17 Mohammed Dewji – $1.5 billion
#18 Youssef Mansour – $1.4 billion
#19 Michiel Le Roux – $1.2 billion
#19 Stephen Saad – $1.2 billion
#21 Desmond Sacco – $1.1 billion
#21 Onsi Sawiris – $1.1 billion
#21 Christoffel Wiese – $1.1 billion

6 Comments

  1. Deleke

    February 27, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Father, in your power, write my name on this list, in Jesus Name. Amen

    • jokobaba

      February 28, 2018 at 12:30 am

      God doesn’t answer such prayers. Those on the list didn’t get there by writing prayers on the internet.

  2. wifematerial

    February 27, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    My name will come up soon, and top the list In Jesus Might Name. Amenn!

  3. wifematerial

    February 27, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    My name will come up soon, and top the list In Jesus Might Name. Amenn!ameeeen

  4. Miss Anoni Moss

    February 28, 2018 at 9:22 am

    We black Africans need to get our shit together, out of the 21 richest people in Africa only 7 are actually black Africans, maybe 8 because I don’t know if Mohammed Dewji is just a light skinned Tanzanian. This is really disgraceful.

  5. Bille

    February 28, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Notice Ote$ with the money is absent. The emptiest barrel makes the most noise!

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