Forbes: Top 23 billionaires in Africa 2018


An American business magazine, Forbes, has released the latest list of billionaires from Africa. The list which was released on March 1, 2018 reveals 23 rich businessmen on the continent.

The list is predominantly dominated by South Africans, Egyptians and Nigerians. However, Nigerian businessman, Aliko Dangote sits on atop.

He is the founder and chairman of Dangote Cement, the continent’s largest cement producer.

He owns nearly 88% of publicly-traded Dangote Cement through a holding company. Dangote Cement produces 44 million metric tons annually and plans to increase its output 33% by 2020.

Dangote also owns stakes in publicly-traded salt, sugar and flour manufacturing companies. Dangote is worth $12.2 B.

There are only two women on the list – Angola’s Isabel dos Santos with $2.7 billion and Folorunsho Alakija worth $1.6 B.

Check list below….

#1 Aliko Dangote $12.2 B 60 cement, sugar, flourImage result for Aliko Dangote

#2 Nicky Oppenheimer $7.7 B 72 diamonds

Image result for Nicky Oppenheimer

#3 Johann Rupert $7.2 B 67 luxury goods

Image result for Johann Rupert

#4 Nassef Sawiris $6.8 B 57 construction, chemicals

Image result for Nassef Sawiris

#5 Mike Adenuga $5.3 B 64 telecom, oil

Image result for Mike Adenuga $5.3 B 64 telecom, oil

#6 Issad Rebrab $4 B 74 food #6 Naguib Sawiris $4 B 63 telecom

Image result for Issad Rebrab

#8 Koos Bekker $2.8 B 65 media, investments

Image result for Koos Bekker

#9 Isabel dos Santos $2.7 B 44 investments

Image result for Isabel dos Santos

#9 Mohamed Mansour $2.7 B 70 diversified 

Image result for Mohamed Mansour

#11 Patrice Motsepe $2.4 B 56 mining

Image result for Patrice Motsepe

#12 Aziz Akhannouch $2.2 B 57 petroleum, diversified

Image result for Aziz Akhannouch

#13 Yasseen Mansour $1.9 B 56 diversified

Related image

#14 Strive Masiyiwa $1.7 B 57 telecom

Related image

#15 Folorunsho Alakija $1.6 B 67 oil

Image result for Folorunsho Alakija

#15 Othman Benjelloun $1.6 B 85 banking, insurance

Image result for Othman Benjelloun

#17 Mohammed Dewji $1.5 B 42 diversified

Image result for Mohammed Dewji

#18 Youssef Mansour $1.4 B 72 diversified

Trending  Kumawood Actress Tina Storms The Internet With New Photos

Related image

#19 Michiel Le Roux $1.2 B 68 banking

Image result for Michiel Le Roux

#19 Stephen Saad $1.2 B 53 pharmaceuticals

Image result for Stephen Saad

#21 Desmond Sacco $1.1 B 75 mining

Related image

#21 Onsi Sawiris $1.1 B 88 construction, telecom

Image result for Onsi Sawiris

#21 Christoffel Wiese $1.1 B 76 

Image result for Christoffel Wiese


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here