Africa is a really large continent with a lot of world figures from various countries. The richest people in Africa are really influential people who are role models for not just people in their home countries but enthusiasts all over the continent.
When the thought of who the top 10 richest people in Africa crosses your mind, you may think that the top 10 list would be all men, however one woman has broken the norm and made the list – Isabel Dos Santos as the number eight richest person in Africa.
Find Below the Top 10 Richest People in Africa:
The Egyptian billionaire manages the telecommunication branch of the Orascom Group. Naguib is Egypt’s second richest man, along with two of his of brothers. His company has over 70% stake in Koryolink, North Korea’s only cell phone network and he’s worth $3.1 Billion.
Issad is the chairman of Cevital, one of Algeria’s largest privately owned business conglomerate. He’s into the production of Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Margarine, and so on. The investor who’s the first Algerian billionaire is worth $3.3 Billion.
Isabel Dos Santos
She began steadily building her various investments in diamonds, oil & gas, and the banking sector when she was the daughter of the Angolan president, Jose Eduardo Dos Santos. She has investments that span from Real estate to production supply and distribution. It is really cool to know that at just 42 and she’s already worth $3.4 Billion.
Mohamed Mansour owns one of Africa’s largest business conglomerates – Mansour Group. The Egyptian billionaire is from a family of billionaires and his company deals in Automobile, Industrial equipment, and so on. He’s worth $4.0 Billion.
Mike Adenuga is a Nigerian Billionaire who is known as the second as the second richest Nigerian. He is the owner of the green telecom brand – Globacom and he’s also into Oil and Gas. The owner of ConOil is worth $4.6 Billion.
He controls the retail and supply chain of one of the largest chains of supermarkets in Africa – Shoprite. He is a hard worker and an investor who has stakes in real estate amongst other investments. He owns South Africa’s five star Lanzerac Manor and he’s worth $5.4 Billion.
The Egyptian super businessman is from the richest family in Egypt. He’s into construction and his Orascom Construction company is responsible for the erection many major buildings, especially the Orascom group buildings all over Egypt. He is worth $6.1 Billion.
He’s a luxury diamond magnet expert and he comes from a lineage of billionaires. He was formerly into the alcohol production family business before deciding to branch out and focus on his diamond business. The shrewd South African businessman is worth $6.8 Billion.
The South African billionaire deals majorly in luxury goods, so of course he services to the rich keeps getting him richer. His investments in South Africa includes residential buildings and commercial/public buildings amongst others properties. He owns the largest games reserve in South Africa and he’s worth $7.4 Billion.
The Nigerian businessman and philanthropist is regarded as the richest black man in the world. He is the owner of the Dangote Group, a company that specializes in the production, distribution and supply of sugar, cement, flour, and so on. He has real estate investments and he just recently stated his interest in the Telecoms and Oil sector. He’s worth a monstrous $21.6 Billion.