Top 10 Richest People in Africa
We all fantasize about being rich, of having lots of capital which we can spend any way we want and we expect we'll be really happy then. But let me ask you: How much wealth would you need? During one such query and answer session, one bold child replied, "As much as the richest man in the sphere".
Any assumptions as to how much capital the richest man in the sphere has or who is the richest man or rather men in this sphere? This section is about the top 10 richest people in Africa.
Here is the list of top 10 richest stalwarts of the African Continent:
1. Aliko Dangote - Net Worth : $16.7 billion
Dangote holds 90% of publicly bartered Dangote Cement through a holding association – a proportion that exceeds the eighty percent control ceiling fixed by the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
2. Nicky Oppenheimer - Net Worth : $6.6 billion
The South African's opulence stems from the pole he rooted in his family's diamond excavating giant and merchant company De Beers. For 85 years, his family engrossed a supervising spot in the world's diamond market. He retired from the business in 2012 and sold his forty per cent business to Anglo American for 5.1 US billion dollars in cash.
3. Christoffel Wiese - Net Worth : $6.5 billion
The second South African in the billionaires series, Wiese, 74, has had his eyes on the UK for a while. He acquired the British trend merchant New Look for 1.23 US billion dollars and the gym chain Virgin Active for 1 US billion dollars.
4. Johann Rupert - Net Worth : $5.3 billion
Another South African, Johann Rupert, 65, is presently the third prosperous man in the province. He chairs Compagnie Financiere Richemont, one of the best Swiss extravagance goods firm – best known for its classic brands Montblanc and Cartier. Rupert also possesses a significant part of Anthonij Rupert Wines, which has been named after his late kinsperson.
5. King Mohammed VI - Net Worth : $5.7 billion
King Mohammed VI has been handed-down a thirty-five per cent business in SNI (Societe Nationale d'Investissement) from his late progenitor King Hassan. SNI is a holding industry which possesses a large chunk of stakes in many publicly traded associations, including Attijariwafa (the largest bank in the country), mining association Managem Group, sugar contractor Cosumar; and milk firm Centrale Danone.
6. Nassef Sawiris - Net Worth : $4.1 US billion
The 55-year-old is Egypt's affluent figure, who has given a significant contribution to his province. In November 2014, Nassef Sawiris united with Abu Dhabi's foreign Petroleum investment to develop a coal-based power plant in Egypt, and he is also one of the biggest investors in cement giant LafargeHolcim.
7. Mike Adenuga - Net Worth : $3.5 US billion
The 62-year old, who is a Nigerian man, got his lessons in the United States, where he struggled as a taxi driver to feed himself. After returning to Nigeria and making an opulence trading lace, he partnered with some of the big shots from the Nigerian military, who awarded him profitable state commitment – laying the support of his opulence.
He built his capital in telecom and oil production unit: his mobile phone network, Globacom, is the second biggest active operator in Nigeria. It has 32 million benefactors.
8. Isabel dos Santos - Net Worth : $3.1 US billion
In Angola, Isabel dos Santos dominates twenty-five percent of Unitel, the country's biggest mobile phone network, and has a stake in a bank, Banco BIC. Meantime, in Portugal, she holds nearly seven per cent chunk of Galp Energia, a renowned oil and gas company and almost nineteen percent of Banco BPI, which is the fourth-biggest bank in the country. She is also a controlling bondholder of Portuguese cable TV and telecom company Nos SGPS.
9. Issad Rebrab - Net Worth : $3.1 billion
The first Algerian on the series, Rebrab – the offspring of militants who was assaulted for the country's independence from France – founded Algeria's largest privately held conglomerate, Cevital, which dominates one of the largest sugar fumigators in the world and produces margarine & vegetable oil.
10. Naguib Sawiris - Net Worth : $3 billion
Sawiris is a technology and communications tycoon. His industry, Orascom Telecom Media and Technology, has expenditure in enterprises in Egypt, Lebanon, and Pakistan. He also controls Koryolink, North Korea's 3G cellular telecom company.