7 richest people in Africa 2021: Dangote, other Nigerians dominate list; no Ghanaian makes list

7 richest people in Africa 2021: Dangote, other Nigerians dominate list; no Ghanaian makes list

Africa is a continent blessed with great minds and successful entrepreneurs who are conquering the world, and by virtue of their achievements, these billionaires are inspiring the new generation to aspire to greatness.

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On the basis of the foregoing, YEN.com.gh brings you seven richest people in Africa 2021, courtesy of Forbes.

1 Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote is the richest person in Africa with a net worth of $12.1 billion (N4,608,527,000,000). The 63-year-old man founded the largest cement producer in Africa called Dangote Cement.

The billionaire and philanthropist has a refinery that has been under construction since 2016 and is expected to be one of the world’s largest oil refineries once completed.

7 Richest People in Africa 2021, their Net Worth and Age as Nigeria's Dangote, other Nigerians Dominate List
Aliko Dangote has been the richest person in Africa for several years. Photo credit: Wei Leng Tay/Bloomberg
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2. Nassef Sawiris

Nassef Sawiris is from Egypt and he runs OCI, one of the world’s largest nitrogen fertiliser producers, with plants in Texas and Iowa.

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The Egyptian businessman has a net worth of $8.5 billion (N3,237,395,000,000).

7 Richest People in Africa 2021, their Net Worth and Age as Nigeria's Dangote, other Nigerians Dominate List
Nassef Sawiris is the second richest person in Africa. Photo credit: Mikhail Metzel/TASS
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3. Nicky Oppenheimer and family

Nicky Oppenheimer is a South African businessman who sold his 40% stake in diamond firm De Beers to mining group Anglo American for $5.1 billion (N1,942,437,000,000) in cash in 2012.

The 75-year-old billionaire was the third generation of his family to run DeBeers, and took the company private in 2001.

7 Richest People in Africa 2021, their Net Worth and Age as Nigeria's Dangote, other Nigerians Dominate List
Nicky Oppenheimer is worth N1.9 trillion. Photo credit: Jeff Overs/BBC News & Current Affairs
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4. Johann Rupert and family

The South African billionaire is the chairman of Compagnie Financiere Richemont.

The 70-year-old entrepreneur owns a 7% stake in diversified investment firm Remgro, which he chairs, as well as 25% of Reinet, an investment holding co.

He is worth $7.2 billion (N2,742,264,000,000).

7 Richest People in Africa 2021, their Net Worth and Age as Nigeria's Dangote, other Nigerians Dominate List
Johann Rupert is from South Africa and he is worth N2.7 trillion. Photo credit: David Cannon
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5. Mike Adenuga

Mike Adenuga is the fifth richest person in Africa and the second in Nigeria. Adenuga, who is worth $6.6 billion (N2,513,742,000,000), built his fortune in telecommunication and oil production.

The 67-year-old owns Globacom, which is the third largest operator in Nigeria.

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7 Richest People in Africa 2021, their Net Worth and Age as Nigeria's Dangote, other Nigerians Dominate List
Mike Adenuga is Africa's fifth richest person. Photo credit: Andrew Esiebo/Icon Sport
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6. Abdulsamad Rabiu

Abdulsamad Rabiu is from Nigeria and he is the founder of BUA Group. His conglomerate is into cement production, sugar refining, and real estate.

The 60-year-old man is worth $5.5 billion (N2,094,785,000,000).

7 Richest People in Africa 2021, their Net Worth and Age as Nigeria's Dangote, other Nigerians Dominate List
Abdulsamad Rabiu is worth N2 trillion. Photo credit: @buagroup_ng
Source: Instagram

7. Issad Rebrab and family

Issad Rebrab is from Algeria and he is the founder and chief executive officer of Cevital, Algeria’s biggest privately-held company.

The company owns one of the largest sugar refineries in the world, with the capacity to produce 2 million tons a year.

Issad is 77 years and he is worth $4.8 billion (N1,828,176,000,000).

7 Richest People in Africa 2021, their Net Worth and Age as Nigeria's Dangote, other Nigerians Dominate List
Issad Rebrab is worth N1.8 trillion. Photo credit: Issouf Sanogo/AFP
Source: Getty Images

YEN.com.gh previously reported that Folorunso Alakija topped the list of top 5 Nigeria's richest women.

In Africa, she is number two on the list of most successful women.

Alakija is a businesswoman and philanthropist whose wealth comes from her company, Famfa Oil. Her oil company has shares in Agbami Oilfield, a very popular offshore company. Chevron and Petrobras are some of the partners of Famfa Oil.

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