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Forbes List Here are the 23 billionaires in Africa

3 Nigerians feature in Forbes’ 23 African Billionaires list, Dangote retaining the throne for the 7th year in a row with $12.2 billion.

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The number of billionaires from the shores of Africa has risen to 23 in January 2018, and atop that list sits businessman Aliko Dangote.

Three Nigerians featured in Forbes' 23 African Billionaires list, Dangote retaining the throne for the 7th year in a row with $12.2 billion.

The two other Nigerians are the owner of GLO telecommunications, Mike Adenuga with $5.3 billion, and oil magnate Folorunsho Alakija.

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The only other woman on the list is Angola's Isabel dos Santos with $2.7 billion, down from $3.2 billion a year ago.

8 South Africans featured on the list, the highest for any African country, diamond mining heir Nicky Oppenheimer with $7.7 billion being the richest of the lot.

See the full list of Africa's 23 billionaires:

#1Aliko Dangote$12.2 B60cement, sugar, flour
#2Nicky Oppenheimer$7.7 B72diamonds
#3Johann Rupert$7.2 B67luxury goods
#4Nassef Sawiris$6.8 B57construction, chemicals
#5Mike Adenuga$5.3 B64telecom, oil
#6Issad Rebrab$4 B74food
#6Naguib Sawiris$4 B63telecom
#8Koos Bekker$2.8 B65media, investments
#9Isabel dos Santos$2.7 B44investments
#9Mohamed Mansour$2.7 B70diversified
#11Patrice Motsepe$2.4 B56mining
#12Aziz Akhannouch$2.2 B57petroleum, diversified
#13Yasseen Mansour$1.9 B56diversified
#14Strive Masiyiwa$1.7 B57telecom
#15Folorunsho Alakija$1.6 B67oil
#15Othman Benjelloun$1.6 B85banking, insurance
#17Mohammed Dewji$1.5 B42diversified
#18Youssef Mansour$1.4 B72diversified
#19Michiel Le Roux$1.2 B68banking
#19Stephen Saad$1.2 B53pharmaceutical
#21Desmond Sacco$1.1 B75mining
#21Onsi Sawiris$1.1 B88construction, telecom
#21Christoffel Wiese$1.1 B76retail
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