Africa’s Richest

Ventures Compiled a 2014 list of the 55 richest people in Africa and below are the top 20 from that list;

1. Aliko Dangote

Net Worth: $25.7 billion
Industry: Manufacturing
Country of Citizenship: Nigeria
Age: 57
Number of Jobs Created: 32,900

2. Mike Adenuga

Net Worth: $8 billion
Industry: Diversified
Country of Citizenship: Nigeria
Age: 61
Number of Jobs Created: 6,080

3. Johann Rupert

Net Worth: $7.8 billion
Industry: Diversified
Country of Citizenship: South Africa
Age: 64
Number of Jobs Created: 1,465

4. Folorunsho Alakija

Net Worth: $7.3 billion
Industry: Oil andGas
Country of Citizenship: Nigeria
Age: 63
Number of Jobs Created: 800

5. Nassef Sawiris

Net Worth: $6.9 BILLION
Industry: Construction
Country of Citizenship: Egypt
Age: 53
Number of Jobs Created: 29,108

6. Nicky Oppenheimer

Net Worth: $6.5 BILLION
Industry: Mining
Country of Citizenship: South Africa
Age: 69
Number of Jobs Created: 15,365

7. Allan Gray

Net Worth: $6.2 BILLION
Industry: Financial Services
Country of Citizenship: South Africa
Age: 76
Number of Jobs Created: 23,345

8. Prince Arthur Eze

Net Worth: $5.8 BILLION
Industry: Oil andGas
Country of Citizenship: Nigeria
Age: 62
Number of Jobs Created: 1,000

9. Gilbert Chagoury

Net Worth: $4.3 BILLION
Industry: Diversified
Country of Citizenship: Nigeria
Age: 68
Number of Jobs Created: 6,550

10. Nathan Kirsh

Net Worth: $3.8 BILLION
Industry: Real Estate
Country of Citizenship: Swaziland
Age: 87
Number of Jobs Created: 870

11. Cletus M. Ibeto

Net Worth: $3.7 BILLION
Industry: Diversified
Country of Citizenship: Nigeria
Age: 62
Number of Jobs Created: 4,500

12. Christoffel Wiese

Net Worth: $3.6 BILLION
Industry: Retail
Country of Citizenship: South Africa
Age: 73
Number of Jobs Created: 9,107

13. Isabel Dos Santos

Net Worth: $3.5 BILLION
Industry: Diversified
Country of Citizenship: Angola
Age: 41
Number of Jobs Created: 3,378

14. Othman Benjelloun

Net Worth: $3.1 BILLION
Industry: Financial Services
Country of Citizenship: Morocco
Age: 83
Number of Jobs Created: 21,026

15. Mohammed Mansour

Net Worth: $3 BILLION
Industry: Diversified
Country of Citizenship: Egypt
Age: 66
Number of Jobs Created: 24,926

16. Issad Rebrab

Net Worth: $3 BILLION
Industry: Diversified
Country of Citizenship: Algeria
Age: 70
Number of Jobs Created: 10,500

17. Benedict Peters

Net Worth: $2.7 BILLION
Industry: Oil andGas
Country of Citizenship: Nigeria
Age: 48
Number of Jobs Created: 11,000

18. Naguib Sawiris

Net Worth: $2.5 BILLION
Industry: Diversified
Country of Citizenship: Egypt
Age: 60
Number of Jobs Created: 17,850

19. Patrice Motsepe

Net Worth: $2.5 BILLION
Industry: Mining
Country of Citizenship: South Africa
Age: 52
Number of Jobs Created: 6,851

20. Youssef Mansour

Net Worth: $2.3 BILLION
Industry: Diversified
Country of Citizenship: Egypt
Age: 69
Number of Jobs Created: 18,875

you can click here richlist.ventures-africa.com/ to view the complete list with details on how these people generate income.

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3 Comments

      • Well most of the white males in that list were from South Africa, or from there originally. Exploitation of the resources and of the people in that country by Europeans went on longer than in any other part of Africa. For decades – or centuries even – routes to wealth were made only accessible to people who were white, and judging by the age of many of them, I wouldn’t be surprised if most of them had made their climb to riches during, or long before apartheid had ended.

        I’m not at all saying that these men weren’t against the racist structure of South Africa, but the fact they were automatically given privileges from birth for being white more than likely gave them advantages many blacks wouldn’t have gotten to get in the position they’re in today, whether that was through education, money or not being held back because of their skin colour.

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