Friday, 23 November 2012 05:40

Africa's 40 Richest Tabulated by Forbes

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Aliko Dangote Of Nigeria Is Africa's Richest Once Again   - forbes Aliko Dangote Of Nigeria Is Africa's Richest Once Again - forbes forbes

Aliko Dangote of Nigeria tops the list for the second year running, with a net worth of $12 billion, up from $10.1 billion in November 2011. Most of his net worth lies in publicly traded Dangote Cement, which operates in 14 African countries. Nicky Oppenheimer of South Africa comes in once again as the second richest, with a $6.4 billion fortune—down $100 million from a year ago. Oppenheimer decided in late 2011 to sell his family’s 40% stake in diamond producer DeBeers to mining company Anglo American for $5.1 billion. The deal got final regulatory approval in July 2012, marking the end of 85 years of Oppenheimer family control of DeBeers.

South Africa, the continent’s economic giant, is home to 12 of Africa’s 40 richest, followed by Nigeria, with 11. Egypt comes next, with 8 list members, and Morocco with 5.  It is perhaps no surprise that the overwhelming majority of Africa’s 40 Richest come from the countries with the largest stock exchanges.

 

Rank Name Net Worth ($ mil)

1   Aliko Dangote                                  $12,000 Nigeria

2 Nicky Oppenheimer & family             $6,400        South Africa

3 Johann Rupert & family                      $ 5,700        South Africa

4 Nassef Sawiris                                   $5,500        Egypt

5 Mike Adenuga                                     $4,600        Nigeria

6 Christoffel Wiese                                $3,700        South Africa

7 Othman Benjelloun                             $2,750        Morocco

8 Patrice Motsepe                                 $2,650        South Africa

9 Naguib Sawiris                                    $2,500        Egypt

10 Mohamed Mansour                            $2,200        Egypt

 

11 Onsi Sawiris                                      $2,170

12 Miloud Chaabi                                   $2,100

13 Yasseen Mansour                              $2,000

14 Youssef Mansour                               $1,950

15 Desmond Sacco                                $1,400

16 Anas Sefrioui                                      $1,350

17 Stephen Saad                                      $975

18 Sudhir Ruparelia                                 $900

19 Jim Ovia                                               $825

20 Shafik Gabr                                          $720

 

 

21 Abdulsamad Rabiu                              $675

22  Cyril Ramaphosa                                $675

23 Lauritz (Laurie) Dippenaar                   $625

24 Folorunsho Alakija                               $600

25  Theophilus Danjuma                          $600

26  Oba Otudeko                                        $575

27  Raymond Ackerman                            $550

27 Mohammed Indimi                               $550

29 Samih Sawiris                                      $525

30 Said Salim Bakhresa                           $520

 

31 Isabel dos Santos                                $500

32 Moulay Hafid Elalamy                            $500

33 O.B. Lulu-Briggs                                    $500

34 Alami Lazraq                                          $490

35 Gerrit Thomas (GT) Ferreira                $480

36  Koos Bekker                                         $450

37 Sani Bello                                              $425

38 Jannie Mouton                                      $415

39 Naushad Merali                                     $410

40  Hakeem Belo-Osagie                         $400

 

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