Meet The Top 10 Richest African Billionaires At The Moment

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Just like Forbes recorded a decrease in the number of world billionaires, there has also been a reduced number of African billionaires. Against 28 in 2015, the number of African billionaires is at 24 this year.

Nevertheless, Aliko Dangote is still Africa’s richest man. Though declining from a $16.6 billion net worth to a $14.4 billion, Dangote remains the richest black person in the world. For the highest gaining African billionaire, Mike Adenuga takes the top spot. He has moved from a $4 billion net worth in 2015 to a whooping $10 billion this year. He is the current 2nd richest person in Africa.

See Also: Meet The Top 10 World Billionaires At The Moment – Forbes 2016

Femi Otedola who was Forbes 2015 highest gainer is at the 14th spot, Alakija at 16th, Patrice Motsepe at the 21st and Tanzania’s richest man, Dewji, at the 24th position.

Angolan Isabella Dos Santos is the last woman standing in the top 10 count with a $3.1 billion net worth. See the full list.

10. Naguib Sawiris

Net Worth: $3 Billion

Nationality: Egyptian

Industry: Telecom

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9. Issad Rebrab

Net Worth: $3.1 Billion

Nationality: Algerian

Industry: Food

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8. Isabel dos Santos

Net Worth: $3.1 Billion

Nationality: Angolan

Industry: Investments

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7. Nathan Kirsch

Net Worth: $3.7 Billion

Nationality: Swazi

Source Of Wealth: Retail

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6. Nassef Sawiris

Net Worth: $4.1 Billion

Nationality: Egyptian

Industry: Construction/Chemicals

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5. Johann Rupert

Net Worth: $5.3 Billion

Nationality: South African

Industry: Luxury Goods

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4. Christoffel Wiese

Net Worth: $6.2 Billion

Nationality:  South African

Industry: Retailing

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3. Nicky Oppenheimer

Net Worth: $6.6 Billion

Nationality: South African

Industry: Diamonds

Oppenheimer, Chairman of South Africa's diamond giant, De Beers, speakinh at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. South Africa's Oppenheimer dynasty ended on November 4, 2011 a century in the diamond business which shaped the region, selling their 40 percent of De Beers to global miner Anglo American for $5.1 billion. Nicky Oppenheimer heads South Africa's richest family, whose $7-billion fortune makes him the 136th richest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine. AFP PHOTO / JOHN D MCHUGH (Photo credit should read JOHN D MCHUGH/AFP/Getty Images)

2. Mike Adenuga

Net Worth: $10 Billion

Nationality: Nigerian

Industry: Telecom, Oil, Real Estate

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1. Aliko Dangote

Net Worth: $14.4 Billion

Nationality: Nigerian

Industry: Cement, flour, sugar, salt

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See Also: The World’s Richest Black Billionaire

11. Mohammed Mansour

Net Worth: $2.5 Billion

Nationality: Egyptian

Industry: Assorted Businesses

12. Othman Benjelloun

Net Worth: $1.9 Billion

Nationality: , Moroccan

Industry: Banking/ Insurance

13. Mohamed Al Fayed

Net Worth: $1.9 Billion

Nationality: Egyptian

Industry: Retailing

14. Femi Otedola

Net Worth: $1.85 Billion

Nationality: Nigerian

Industry: Oil & Gas

15. Youssef Mansour

Net Worth: $1.73 Billion

Nationality: Egyptian

Industry: Assorted Businesses



16. Folorunsho Alakija

Net Worth: $1.55 Billion

Nationality: Nigerian

Industry: Oil & Gas

17. Allan Gray

Net Worth: $1.49 Billion

Nationality: South African

Industry: Money Management

18. Koos Bekker

Net Worth: $1.47 Billion

Nationality:  South African

Industry: Media/Investments

19. Yasseen Mansour

Net Worth: $1.39 Billion

Nationality: Egyptian

Industry: Assorted Businesses

20. Aziz Akhannouch

Net Worth: $1.25 Billion

Nationality: Moroccan

Industry: Oil & Gas/Assorted Businesses

21. Patrice Motsepe

Net Worth: $1.15 Billion

Nationality: South African

Industry: Mining

22. Abdulsamad Rabiu

Net Worth: $1.1 Billion

Nationality: Nigerian

Industry: Assorted Businesses

23. Onsi Sawiris

Net Worth: $1.09 Billion

Nationality: Egyptian

Industry: Construction/Telecom

24. Mohammed Dewji

Net Worth: $1.09 Billion

Nationality: Tanzanian

Industry: Assorted Businesses

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