19 Male & 2 Female – Checkout Forbes List of Africa’s Billionaires 2019

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Forbes has released the list of African billionaires 2019 and there are 21 of them which includes, Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga, Nicky Oppenheimer, Isabel dos Santos and Folorunsho Alakija. Surprisingly, Otedola didn’t make the cut.
The list which was released yesterday, January 9th shows that there are fewer and poorer billionaires on the African continent in 2019.
Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote retained his place as the richest man in Africa on the newly released Forbes’ list of African billionaires. He, however, lost almost $2bn compared to his last year’s worth. Dangote’s estimated $10.3 billion net worth is nearly $2 billion less than a year ago.
Mike Adenuga, the owner of Globacom, emerged Africa’s 5th richest man. Forbes says the massive increase in the wealth of the telecoms and oil tycoon is as a result of more detailed information provided about his assets by him.

AFRICA’S BILLIONAIRES 2019 & THEIR ORIGIN OF WEALTH

1 Aliko Dangote $10.3 billion  – Cement, Sugar, Flour
2 Mike Adenuga $9.2 billion  – Telecom and Oil
3 Nicky Oppenheimer $7.3 billion –  Diamond
4 Nassef Sawiris $6.3 billion -Construction and Chemicals
5 Johann Rupert $5.3 billion –  Luxury goods
6 Issad Rebrab $3.7 billion – Food
7 Naguib Sawiris $2.9 billion – Telecom
8 Koos Bekker $2.3 billion – Media and Investment
8 Isabel dos Santos $2.3 billion  –  Investment
8 Mohamed Mansour $2.3 billion -Diversified
8 Strive Masiyiwa $2.3 billion – Telecom
8 Patrice Motsepe $2.3 billion – Mining
13 Aziz Akhannouch $2.1 billion – Petroleum and Diversified
14 Mohammed Dewji $1.9 billion – Diversified
15 Othman Benjelloun $1.7 billion – Banking and Insurance
16 Abdulsamad Rabiu $1.6 billion –  Cement Sugar
17 Yasseen Mansour $1.5 billion –  Diversified
18 Youssef Mansour $1.2 billion – Diversified
19 Folorunsho Alakija $1.1 billion – Oil
19 Michiel Le Roux $1.1 billion – Banking

 

Shall we all agree that we need more females on this list come 2020?

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