9th Year in a Row, Dangote Is Still The Richest Person in Africa

It takes an impressive business acumen, what Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has achieved: staying the richest man on the continent for 9 years.

In Forbes’ most recent list of the 20 richest people on the continent, Dangote remains on top with a net-worth of $10.1 billion.

Dangote may not be happy with that number, though. Sure, it’s an impressive sum. But it’s exactly what he was worth in 2011, the first year he was ranked on the list. It is also half of what he was worth in 2014.

Another Nigerian on the list is Mike Adenuga, who, with his net worth of $7.7 billion, is at number 3.

Folorunsho Alakija remains only one of two women on the list, at number 20 with a net worth of $1 billion.

This year’s list of 20 come from 8 African countries, with 5 each from Egypt and South Africa, 4 from Nigeria, 2 from Morocco, and 1 each from Algeria, Angola, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Check out the full list below:

  1. Aliko Dangote of Nigeria is worth over $10.1 billion
  2. Nassef Sawiris of Egypt is worth over $8 billion.
  3. Mike Adenuga of Nigeria is worth over $7.7 billion.
  4. Nicky Oppenheimer of South Africa is worth over $7.7 billion.
  5. Johann Rupert of South Africa is worth over $6.5 billion.
  6. Issad Rebrab of Algeria is worth over $4.4 billion.
  7. Mohamed Mansour of Egypt is worth over $3.3 billion.
  8. Abdulsamad Rabiu of Nigeria is worth over $3.1 billion.
  9. Naguib Sawiris of Egypt is worth over $3 billion.
  10. Patrice Motsepe of South Africa is worth over $2.6 billion.
  11. Koos Bekker of South Africa is worth over $2.5 billion.
  12. Yasseen Mansour of Egypt is worth over $2.3 billion.
  13. Isabel dos Santos of Angola is worth over $2.2 billion.
  14. Youssef Mansour of Egypt is worth over $1.9 billion.
  15. Aziz Akhannouch of Morocco is worth over $1.7 billion.
  16. Mohammed Dewji of Tanzania is worth over $1.6 billion.
  17. Othman Benjelloun of Morocco is worth over $1.4 billion.
  18. Michiel Le Roux of South Africa is worth over $1.3 billion.
  19. Strive Masiyiwa of Zimbabwe is worth over $1.1 billion.
  20. Folorunsho Alakija of Nigeria is worth over $1 billion
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