Meet the 15 richest people in Africa who are all billionaires; includes 1 woman

Meet the 15 richest people in Africa who are all billionaires; includes 1 woman

- The top 15 richest people in Africa have a combined nett worth of around R1 trillion

- YEN.com.gh compiled a list of the top 15 richest people, including details such as their age and the country they earned their wealth in

- There are quite a few Saffas on this list, one of whom is President Cyril Ramaphosa's brother-in-law Patrice Motsepe

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15 of the richest people in the continent of Africa have a combined nett worth of R1 trillion. Topping the list is Nigeria's Aliko Dangote. Dangote has a nett worth of $13.5 billion

Coming in at number 11 is South Africa's own Patrice Motsepe. Motsepe is also President Cyril Ramaphosa's brother-in-law. His older sister, Dr Tshepo, has been the wife of Ramaphosa since the 90s.

These billionaires secured their bag by making investments in various industries. YEN.com.gh compiled a list of the top 15, including their nett worth, age and the country they made their fortune in.

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15 Richest people in Africa with a combined net worth of R1 trillion

Patrice Motsepe, chairman of Harmony Gold Mining Co., listens at a press conference in Sandton, Johannesburg, Monday, October 18, 2004. Source: Naashon Zalk/Bloomberg via Getty
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15. Youssef Mansour (75)

Country: Egypt

Nett worth: $1.9 billion

14. Isabel dos Santos (47) [woman]

Country: Angola

Nett worth: $1.7 billion

13. Yasseen Mansour (59)

Country: Egypt

Nett worth: $2.3 billion

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12. Koos Bekker (67)

Country: South Africa

Nett worth: $2.5 billion

11. Patrice Motsepe (58)

Country: South Africa

Net worth: $2.2 billion

10. Abdulsamad Rabiu (60)

Country: Nigeria

Nett worth: $3.1 billion

9. Mohamed Mansour (72)

Country: Egypt

Nett worth: $3.3 billion

8. Aziz Akhannouch (59)

Country: Morocco

Nett worth: $3.5 billion

7. Naguib Sawiris (66)

Country: Egypt

Nett worth: $5.34 billion

6. Nassef Sawiris (59)

Country: Egypt

Nett worth: $5.6 billion

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5. Nicky Oppenheimer (75)

Country: South Africa

Nett worth: $6.53 billion

4. Johann Rupert (70)

Country: South Africa

Nett worth: $6.64 billion

3. Issad Rebrab (76)

15 Richest people in Africa with a combined net worth of R1 trillion

Issad Rebrab made it to number 3 in the top 15 richest people in Africa. Source: Issad Rebrab / Facebook
Source: Facebook

Country: Algeria

Nett worth: $7.5 billion

2. Mike Adenuga (67)

15 Richest people in Africa with a combined net worth of R1 trillion

Mike Adenuga is number 2 in the top 15 richest men in Africa. Source: @Drmike_adenuga / Twitter
Source: Twitter

Country: Nigeria

Nett worth: $7.7 billion

1. Aliko Dangote (63)

15 Richest people in Africa with a combined net worth of R1 trillion

Aliko Dangote, president and chief executive officer of Dangote Group, listens during a Bloomberg Television interview on the sidelines in Singapore. Source: Wei Leng Tay/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Country: Nigeria

Nett Worth: $13.5 billion

The above information was gathered from businessinsider.co.za. In similar news, Briefly.co.za compiled a list of 18 people who joined the billionaires club in 2020 revealed. The 2020 Forbes list of 400 billionaires proved that as it has new 18 rich people on the list.

According to Forbes, the fortunes of this crop of new money range from video conferencing to equity and electric vehicles. It should be noted that the minimum requirement to make the list is $2.1 billion, meaning that is the lowest nett worth of the newcomers.

The same media also noted that some of them are self-made and that the Covid-19 outbreak helped people like Eric Yuan, the CEO of Zoom, and Alice Schwartz, whose company Bio-Rad produces coronavirus diagnostic tests.

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