- August 24, 2016 at 1:26 pm #6224
Hi, guys. Who is the richest man in Africa? And possibly the source of their wealth. Thanks.August 24, 2016 at 1:33 pm #6225
Aliko Dangote is definitely the richest man in Africa.
In fact, he is the world richest black person. He made his fortune from manufacturing and trading of cement, sugar and flour.
His company, Dangote Cement, is the largest manufacturer of cement in Africa.
Dangote refinery will start operation in 2016.
Dangote net worth is $15.7 billion while Al-Amoudi net worth is $10.9 billion.August 24, 2016 at 1:53 pm #6226
The Richest Man in Africa: Top 5
Here is a list of the richest men in Africa and how they made their wealth.
1) Aliko Dangote
Net worth: $16.0 billion
Source: Dangote Group (Cement, Sugar, Flour Manufacturing, Refinery)
Nationality / Country – Nigerian
Date of birth: April 10, 1957
2) Mohammed Al-Amoudi
Net worth: $10.9 billion
Nationality / Country – Saudi Arabian / Ethiopian
Date of birth: July 21, 1946
He also owns a stake in the National Oil Company of Ethiopia, plus oil refineries in Morocco, Sweden and oil fields in West Africa.
3) Mike Adenuga
Mike Adenuga Net worth: $4 billion
Source: Oil, Telecommunication
Nationalty / Country: Nigerian
Date of birth: April 29, 1953
He owns one of Nigeria’s largest indigenous Oil exploration companies, Conoil producing.
He is also the owner one of the largest mobile telecommunication company in Nigeria, Globacom.
4) Isabel Dos Santos
Isabel Dos Santos Net worth: $3.3 billion
Source: Business investment
Nationalty / Country – AngolaDate of birth, age: April 20, 1973
Date of birth: April 20, 1973
Isabel Dos Santos is the richest black women in the world and the richest African woman.
She also owns a 25% stake in Angola’s largest mobile phone network, Unitel.
5) Patrice Motsepe
Patrice Motsepe Net worth: $2.1 billion
Nationalty / country – South African
Date of birth: January 28, 1962
He is the founder and chairman of African Rainbow Minerals, also having stakes in Sanlam, a financial services firm.
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