Africa is the world’s second-largest and second most populous continent whose maximum portion of population is struggling with poverty but still there live a decent number of billionaires. Africa is rich with natural resources but her frequent conflicts among the nations, leaders or ethnic groups obstruct from being prosperous. Over the past centuries a massive colonization were made in this continent and it took about half of the nineteenth century to get the taste of freedom. But really they are making remarkable progress and attract foreign investment that could bring hope and change their long suffered fate. Here are given Africa’s top 10 billionaires.
#No 1: Aliko Dangote – $16.7 billiion
Aliko Dangote is from Nigeria. His net property is worth of $16.7 billion. He got his bachelor degree from world reputed and ancient Al-Azhar University of Cairo, Egypt. His key businesses are cement, sugar, flour etc.
#No 2: Nicky Oppenheimer & family – $6.6
Not in Africa but also in the world biggest and maximum diamonds trade place Johannesburg city is known to all where Nicky made his diamond business successful. He is of 70years old and got his bachelor degree from Bachelor of Arts / Science, Oxford U Christ Church; Master of Arts, Oxford U Christ Churc..
#No 3: Christoffel Wiese – $6.5
Christoffel Wiese is from Cape Town. He is well known for his retailing business. He is currently 74 years old. He completed his educational life from Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Stellenbosch; LLB, University of Stellenbosch.
#No 4: Johann Rupert – $6.3
Johann Rupert chairs Swiss luxury goods firm and best known for the brands Cartier and Montblanc. He is currently posses net worth of $6.3 billion and a man of 65 years old.
#No 5: King Mohammed VI – $5.7 billion
King Mohammed got his property from his late father King Hasan of Morocco a 35% stake in Societe Nationale d’Investment (SNI) and it is a kind of holding company. He is now 52 years old and lives in Rabat, Morocco.
#No 6: Nassef Sawiris – $4.9 billion
Nassef Sawiris has well managed construction and chemicals business. He is now own net worth of $4.9 billion. He is the Egypt richest businessman. He gained his bachelor of Arts degree from University of Chicago.
#No 7: Mike Adenuga – $3.5 billion
Mike Adenuga is Nigeria’s second richest man and his mobile phone company Globacom is the second largest operators in Nigeria which has more than 30 million subscribers. He is now 62 years old and got his Master degree from Pace University New York.
#No 8: Isabel dos Santos – $3.6 billion
Actually Isabel dos Santos is the eldest daughter of Angola’s former president Jose Eduard dos Santos and she would manage her huge property by investing in Portugal and Angola’s trading sector. She is now in her mid age of 42 and took her bachelor degree from King’s college.
#No 9: Issad Rebrab – $3.2 billion
Issad Rebrab owns Algeria’s biggest privately held, Cevital which is almost one of the largest sugar refineries company in the world. He is now 70 years old.
#No 10: Naguib Sawiris – $3 billion
He has come into the news when he offered to buy an island from Greece or Italy to make residence for the refugees particularly from Syria. He has made his fortune from his telecom business and acquired his Master of Science degree from Swiss Federal Polytechnical Institute.