Dangote, 2 Other Nigerian Billionaires Shine As List Shows Top 10 African Billionaires In 2024

Dangote, 2 Other Nigerian Billionaires Shine As List Shows Top 10 African Billionaires In 2024

  • Nigeria's wealthiest man, Aliko Dangote, began the year as the second-richest man in Africa
  • He was dethroned again by South African billionaire Johann Rupert, who had a net worth of 10.3 billion
  • Other Nigerian billionaires on the list are Nigerian industrialist Abdul Samad Rabiu and Globacomm Chairman Mike Adenuga

Some African billionaires have already begun the year 2024 on a stellar note.

South African billionaire Johann Rupert began 2024 as Africa's richest man on the Forbes list, toppling Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, Legit.ng reported.

Billionaires, Dangote, Johann Rupert
South African billionaires, Johann Rupert, and Nicky Oppenheimer and Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote Credit: Bloomberg/Contributor
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Rupert overtakes Dangote on Forbes as Africa's richest man

According to Forbes, Rupert's net worth surged to $10.3 billion, higher than Dangote's $9.5 billion as of Tuesday, January 2, 2023,

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The current net worth of Nigeria's richest man is the lowest level. He is starting a new year in the last ten years.

In the latest Forbes global ranking, Dangote is listed as the 230th richest man, while Rupert holds the 192nd position.

Dangote has held the top spot on the Forbes list for 12 years, with the highest level in 2014 when his wealth surpassed the $20 billion mark.

Over the years, Dangote's wealth has declined from $25 billion in 2014 to $9.5 million, mainly due to the devaluation of Nigeria's currency.

Dangote remains Africa's richest on the Bloomberg ranking

However, on the Bloomberg billionaire list, Dangote retains the top spot as the wealthiest man in Africa.

The ranking places him as the 128th richest man in the world, with a net worth of $15.1 billion.

This is higher than Rupert's, who sits at the 162nd position with a net worth of $12.4 billion.

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The diamond merchant Nicky Oppenheimer & Family trails the duo of Rupert and Dangote with about $8.3 billion in net worth, per Forbes ranking.

One of the Egyptian brothers, Nassef Sawris, comes fourth on the list with about $7.4 billion in net worth, followed by Nigerian industrialist Abdul Samad Rabiu, with a net worth of about $5,9 billion.

Top 10 wealthiest people in Africa

  • Johann Rupert: $10.3 billion
  • Aliko Dangote: $9.5 billion
  • Nicky Oppenheimer & Family: $8.3 billion
  • Nassef Sawris: $7.4 billion
  • Abdul Samad Rabiu: $5.9 billion
  • Nathan Kirsh: $5.8 billion
  • Issad Rebrab and Family: $.6 billion
  • Mohammed Mansour: $3:6 billion
  • Naguib Sawris: $3.3 billion
  • Mike Adenuga: $3.1 billion

Ghanaians with the highest net worth in 2024

YEN.com.gh previously reported that Ghana has many high-net-worth individuals who have invested in multiple local and international sectors.

Their investments have contributed to the country's economic growth.

The richest man in Ghana is worth over a billion dollars. Discover who this person is and how they made their wealth.

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Source: Legit.ng

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