Top Richest People in Africa; Who is the richest man in Africa? 

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Top richest people in Africa include few humble men and women who poses a huge chunk of African  wealth. They are well known business tycoons. They are African billionaires.    

Who is the richest man in Africa? 

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If you want to know the richest man in Africa in 2017 then this list is for you.  

Forbes listed the 25 African billionaires in 2017. On top position of this list is the richest man in Africa. Out of the 25 billionaires in Africa only two of them are females.

The richest man in Africa Aliko Dangote maintains the first position for the six consecutive year.   This list of African Billionaires also includes other information such as age, number of children and academic qualifications. 

Below is the richest people in Africa in 2017.  

Aliko Dangote Nigerian

CEO: Dangote Group

Net worth: $12.2 billion

Age: 60

Education: Bachelor of Arts

Source of worth: flour, sugar, salt, cement

Family: Married, 3 children

 

Nicky Oppenheimer  from South Africa

Age: 72

Family: Married with 1 child

Net worth: $7 billion

Source of worth: Diamonds

Education: Masters of Arts

 

Mike Adenegu from Nigeria

Net worth: $6.1 billion

Source of worth: Telecom, real Estate and Oil

Marital status: Married

Children: 7

Education: Master of Business Administration

Age: 64

 

Johan Rupert from South Africa

Chairman: Compagnie Financiere Richemont

Net worth : $6.3 billion

Source of worth: Luxury goods

Marital status: Married

Children: 3

Age: 67

 

Nassef Sawiris from Egypt

Owns one of the largest fertilizer companies in the world

Net worth: $ 6.2 billion

Source of worth: chemicals, construction

Marital status: Maried

Children: 4

Education: Bachelor of Arts/Science

Age: 56

 

Christoffel Wiese from South Africa

Net worth : $5.9 billion

Source of worth: Retail

Marital status: Married

Children: 3

Education: Bachelor of Art/Science

Age: 74

 

Nathan Kirsch from Swaziland

Net worth: $3.9 billion

Source of worth:  retail

Marital status: Married

Children: 3

Education: Bachelor of Arts/Science

Age: 85

 

Naguib sawiris from Egypt

CEO: OTMT

Net worth: $3.8 billion

Source of worth: Telecom

Marital status: Married

Children: 4

Education: Bachelor of Science/Arts

Age: 63

 

Isabel dos Santos

Angolan

Net worth : $3.1 billion

Source of worth: Investments

Marital status: Married

Children: 3

Education: Bachelor of Arts/Sceince

Age: 44

 

Issad Rebrab

Algeria

Net worth : $ 3.4 billion

Source of wealth: Food

Marital status: married

Children: 5

Education:

Age: 73

 

Mohamed Mansour

Egypt

Net worth:  $2.7 billion

Source of worth: Diversified

 

KOOS BEKKER

Country    : South Africa

Net worth :  $2.1 billion

Source of worth:  Investments, Media

Marital status: Married

Children        : 2

Education      : LLB, Master of Business Administration

Age               : 64

 

Allan Gray

South Africa

Net worth :  $1.99 billion

Source of worth: Money Management

 

Othman Bejeloun

Moroccan

Net worth: $1.9 billion

Source of worth: Banking, Insurance

 

Mohamed Al Fayed

Egyptian

Net worth: $1.82 billion

Source of worth: Retailing



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