Forbes list 2017 Meet the richest people in Africa

Forbes' annual Rich List show that the number of billionaires in Africa has actually risen to 25, up from 24 last year.

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Dangote continues to soar high according the latest African billionaires report in 2017.

A list released by Forbes in March 2017, though his net worth took a £9.79bn, €11.28bn compared to end of 2016.

While this is a positive outlook for Dangote and other wealthy men and women in the list, there were only 24 African billionaires this year, which is a drop by five, compared to the previous year.

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Forbes' annual Rich List show that the number of billionaires in Africa has actually risen to 25, up from 24 last year.

Net Worth: $12.2bn (£9.79bn, €11.28bn, estimated as at 20 March 2017) play Net Worth: $12.2bn (£9.79bn, €11.28bn, estimated as at 20 March 2017)

 

Two heavyweights, Nigerian businessmen Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu dropped off the list in the past 12 months.

The top 25 richest Africans includes billionaires hailing from eight countries including Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland and Tanzania.

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Here are the top ten richest billionaires in Africa

Nicky Oppenheimer, Net Worth: $7bn play Nicky Oppenheimer, Net Worth: $7bn

 

1. Aliko Dangote, Nigeria

Net Worth: $12.2bn (£9.79bn, €11.28bn, estimated as at 20 March 2017)

Source Of Wealth: Cement, flour, sugar, salt

2. Nicky Oppenheimer, South African

Net Worth: $7bn

Source Of Wealth: Diamonds

3. Mike Adenuga, Nigeria

Net Worth: $6.1bn

Source Of Wealth: Telecom, Oil, Real Estate

Mike Adenuga, Nigeria, Net Worth: $6.1bn play Mike Adenuga, Nigeria, Net Worth: $6.1bn

 

4. Johann Rupert, South Africa

Net Worth: $6.3bn

Source Of Wealth: Luxury Goods

Johann Rupert, South Africa, Net Worth: $6.3bn play Johann Rupert, South Africa, Net Worth: $6.3bn

 

5. Nassef Sawiris, Egypt

Net Worth: $6.2bn

Source Of Wealth: Construction, Chemicals

Nassef Sawiris, Egypt, Net Worth: $6.2bn play Nassef Sawiris, Egypt, Net Worth: $6.2bn

 

6. Christoffel Wiese, South Africa

Net Worth: $5.9bn

Source Of Wealth: Retail

Christoffel Wiese, South Africa, Net Worth: $5.9bn play Christoffel Wiese, South Africa, Net Worth: $5.9bn

 

7. Nathan Kirsch, South Africa/ Swaziland

Net Worth: $3.9bn

Source Of Wealth: Retail

Nathan Kirsch, South Africa/ Swaziland, Net Worth: $3.9bn play Nathan Kirsch, South Africa/ Swaziland, Net Worth: $3.9bn

 

8. Naguib Sawiris, Egypt

Net Worth: $3.8bn

Source Of Wealth: Telecom

Naguib Sawiris, Egypt, Net Worth: $3.8bn play Naguib Sawiris, Egypt, Net Worth: $3.8bn

 

9. Isabel dos Santos, Angola

Net Worth: $3.1bn

Source Of Wealth: Investments

Isabel dos Santos, Angola, Net Worth: $3.1bn play Isabel dos Santos, Angola, Net Worth: $3.1bn

 

10. Issad Rebrab, Algeria

Net Worth: $3bn

Source of Wealth: Food

Issad Rebrab, Algeria, Net Worth: $3bn play Issad Rebrab, Algeria, Net Worth: $3bn

 

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