The Popular Nigeria entrepreneur Aliko Dangote has maintained his place as the Africa’s richest man
He remained on top of the just released Forbes’ 2019 list of African billionaires.
Despite the fact that he lost about $2bn compared to his last year’s worth. He still maintain his position on the List Released on Wednesday
Dangote was estimated $10.3 billion net worth which is almost $2 billion less than his net worth a year ago.
Nigerian richest woman, Folorunsho Alakija was also on the of the billionaires, though she suffered a drop in her net worth between last year and this year, she is on no 19 on the list.
check the list below
- Aliko Dangote GCON (born 10 April 1957) is a Nigerian business magnate, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries.As of March 2018, he had an estimated net worth of $10.3 billion net worth
2. Mike Adenuga
Michael Adeniyi Agbolade Ishola Adenuga Jr, GCON (born 29 April 1953) is a Nigerian billionaire businessman, and the second-richest person in Nigeria. His company Globacom is Nigeria’s second-largest telecom operator, and has a presence in Ghana and Benin. He owns stakes in the Equitorial Trust Bank and the oil exploration firm Conoil (formerly Consolidated Oil Company). Forbes has estimated his net worth at $9.2 billion as of 2019,which makes him the second-wealthiest Nigerian and African behind Aliko Dangote, with a net worth of $14.1 billion.
3. Nicky Oppenheimer
Nicholas F. Oppenheimer (born 8 June 1945) is a South African billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He was formerly the chairman of De Beers diamond mining company and of its subsidiary, the Diamond Trading Company, and former deputy chairman of Anglo American. He is the second richest African. Nicky was estimated $7.7 billion net worth
4. Johann Rupert
Johann Peter Rupert (born 1 June 1950) is a South African-born entrepreneur, who is the eldest son of business tycoon Anton Rupertand his wife Huberte. He is the chairman of the Swiss-based luxury-goods company Richemont as well as of the South Africa-based company Remgro. It was announced on 13 November 2009 that as of 1 April 2010, he would assume the position of Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Financiere Richemont. Together with his family he was estimated to be worth $7.2 billion as of January 2019, and Forbes ranked him as the third richest African.
5. Nassef Sawiris
Nassef Onsi Sawiris (Egyptian Arabic:ناصف أنسى ساويرس; born in 1961) is an Egyptian billionaire businessman, the youngest of Onsi Sawiris‘ three sons (his brothers are Naguib and Samih). As of July 2018, his net worth was estimated to be $6.8 billion,and the fourth richest African in 2019, according to Forbes.
|Rank||Name||Net Worth||Age||Origin of Wealth|
|#1||Aliko Dangote||$10.3 B||61||cement, sugar, flour|
|#2||Mike Adenuga||$9.2 B||65||telecom, oil|
|#3||Nicky Oppenheimer||$7.3 B||73||diamonds|
|#4||Nassef Sawiris||$6.3 B||57||construction, chemicals|
|#5||Johann Rupert||$5.3 B||68||luxury goods|
|#6||Issad Rebrab||$3.7 B||75||food|
|#7||Naguib Sawiris||$2.9 B||64||telecom|
|#8||Koos Bekker||$2.3 B||66||media, investments|
|#8||Isabel dos Santos||$2.3 B||45||investments|
|#8||Mohamed Mansour||$2.3 B||70||diversified|
|#8||Strive Masiyiwa||$2.3 B||57||telecom|
|#8||Patrice Motsepe||$2.3 B||56||mining|
|#13||Aziz Akhannouch||$2.1 B||58||petroleum, diversified|
|#14||Mohammed Dewji||$1.9 B||43||diversified|
|#15||Othman Benjelloun||$1.7 B||86||banking, insurance|
|#16||Abdulsamad Rabiu||$1.6 B||58||cement, sugar|
|#17||Yasseen Mansour||$1.5 B||57||diversified|
|#18||Youssef Mansour||$1.2 B||73||diversified|
|#19||Folorunsho Alakija||$1.1 B||68||oil|
|#19||Michiel Le Roux||$1.1 B||69||banking|