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    Hi, guys. Who is the richest man in Africa? And possibly the source of their wealth. Thanks.


    Adetiloye Adetoun

    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.


    Odanye Hezekiah

    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
    Source: Oil
    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
    Source: Minning
    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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