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These are the top 25 billionaires in Africa according to Forbes: PHOTOS

By FORBES

There are 25 African billionaires this year, up from 24 last year. Nigerian businessmen Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu failed to make the cut this year.

Mohammed Dewji of Tanzania is still the youngest billionaire in Africa with a fortune FORBES estimates at $1.09 billion.

Angolan investor Isabel dos Santos and oil tycoon Folorunsho Alakija of Nigeria still remain the only two female billionaires on the continent.

Meet the 24 African billionaires:

  1. Aliko Dangote, Nigerian
Aliko Dangote [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Aliko Dangote [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $12.2 billion

Source Of Wealth: Cement, flour, sugar, salt

  1. Nicky Oppenheimer, South African
Nicky Oppenheimer [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Nicky Oppenheimer [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $7 billion

Source Of Wealth: Diamonds

  1. Mike Adenuga, Nigerian
Mike Adenuga [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Mike Adenuga [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $6.1 billion

Source Of Wealth: Telecom, Oil, Real Estate

  1. Johann Rupert, South African
Johann Rupert [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Johann Rupert [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $6.3 billion

Source Of Wealth: Luxury Goods

  1. Nassef Sawiris, Egyptian
Nassef Sawiris [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Nassef Sawiris [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $6.2billion

Source Of Wealth: Construction, Chemicals

  1. Christoffel Wiese, South African
Christoffel Wiese [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Christoffel Wiese [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $5.9 billion

Source Of Wealth: Retail

  1. Nathan Kirsch, Swazi
Nathan Kirsch [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Nathan Kirsch [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $3.9 billion

Source Of Wealth: Retail

  1. Naguib Sawiris, Egyptian
Naguib Sawiris [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Naguib Sawiris [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $3.8 billion

Source Of Wealth: Telecom

  1. Isabel dos Santos, Angolan
Isabel dos Santos [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Isabel dos Santos [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $3.1 billion

Source Of Wealth: Investments

  1. Issad Rebrab, Algerian
Issad Rebrab [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Issad Rebrab [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $3 billion

Source of Wealth: Food

  1. Mohamed Mansour, Egyptian
Mohamed Mansour [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Mohamed Mansour [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $2.7 billion

Source Of Wealth: Diversified

  1. Koos Bekker, South African
Koos Bekker [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Koos Bekker [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $2.1 billion

Source Of Wealth: Media, Investments

  1. Allan Gray, South African
Allan Gray [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Allan Gray [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $1.99 billion

Source Of Wealth: Money Management

  1. Othman Benjelloun, Moroccan
Othman Benjelloun [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Othman Benjelloun [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $1.9 billion

Source Of Wealth: Banking, Insurance

  1. Mohamed Al Fayed, Egyptian
Mohamed Al Fayed [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Mohamed Al Fayed [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $1.82 billion

Source Of Wealth: Retailing

  1. Patrice Motsepe, South African
Patrice Motsepe [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Patrice Motsepe [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $1.81 billion

Source Of Wealth: Mining

  1. Yasseen Mansour, Egyptian
Yasseen Mansour [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Yasseen Mansour [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $1.76 billion

Source Of Wealth: Diversified

  1. Folorunsho Alakija, Nigerian
Folorunsho Alakija [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Folorunsho Alakija [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $1.61 billion

Source Of Wealth: Oil

  1. Aziz Akhannouch, Moroccan
Aziz Akhannouch [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Aziz Akhannouch [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $1.58 billion

Source Of Wealth: Petroleum, Diversified

  1. Mohammed Dewji, Tanzanian
Mohammed Dewji [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Mohammed Dewji [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $1.4 billion

Source Of Wealth: Diversified

  1. Stephen Saad, South African
Stephen Saad [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Stephen Saad [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $1.21 billion

Source Of Wealth: Pharmaceuticals

  1. Youssef Mansour, Egyptian
Youssef Mansour [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Youssef Mansour [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $1.15 billion

Source: Diversified

  1. Onsi Sawiris, Egyptian
Onsi Sawiris [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Onsi Sawiris [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $1.14 billion

Source Of Wealth: Construction, Telecom

  1. Anas Sefrioui, Moroccan
Anas Sefrioui [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Anas Sefrioui [PHOTO|COURTESY]

Net Worth: $1.06 billion

Source Of Wealth: Real Estate

  1. Jannie Mouton, South African

Jannie Mouton [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Jannie Mouton [PHOTO|COURTESY]
Net Worth: $1 billion

Source Of Wealth: Financial services

 

 

 

 

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