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Africa’s Billionaires of 2011 – Nigerian Emerges as Africa’s Richest Man

March 27, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Africa’s Billionaires on the Forbes list made records this year with a few surprises. 6 new Billionaires added to last year’s list of 11 bringing them to 17 Billionaires. Topping the list is Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote who displaced Ethiopian Self Made Billionaire, Mohammed Al Amoudi as Africa’s Richest man.

Although no other countries from Africa added to the list this year, Egypt managed to double its Billionaires from 4 to 8. Nigeria and South Africa also gained 1 new billionaire addition to the list. Overall African Billionaires on this year’s list are worth a combined 71 Billion, with last year’s billionaires alone increasing their wealth by a combined 18 Billion. The biggest increase was experience by our new Richest man, Dangote who made 10.7 Billion, putting him at the top of the list making him number 51 on the World’s Richest list.

Name Africa Rank Forbes Rank Net Worth Age Source Country of Citizenship/HomeTown
Aliko Dangote Aliko Dangote 1 51 $13.8 B 53 sugar, flour, cement Nigeria
Mohammed Al Amoudi Mohammed Al Amoudi 2 63 $12.3 B 66 oil Saudi Arabia/Ethiopia
Nicky Oppenheimer & family Nicky Oppenheimer & family 3 136 $7 B 65 De Beers South Africa
Nassef Sawiris Nassef Sawiris 4 182 $5.6 B 50 construction Egypt
Patrick Soon-Shiong Patrick Soon-Shiong 5 196 $5.2 B 59 generic drugs United States/South Africa
Johann Rupert & family Johann Rupert & family 6 219 $4.8 B 60 luxury goods South Africa
Naguib Sawiris Naguib Sawiris 7 310 $3.5 B 56 telecom Egypt
Patrice Motsepe Patrice Motsepe 8 336 $3.3 B 49 Mining South Africa
Onsi Sawiris Onsi Sawiris 9 393 $2.9 B 81 construction Egypt
Mohamed Mansour Mohamed Mansour 10 595 $2 B 63 Diversified Egypt
Mike Adenuga Mike Adenuga 10 595 $2 B 57 telcom, banking, oil Nigeria
Yasseen Mansour Yasseen Mansour 11 692 $1.8 B 49 Diversified Egypt
Yasseen Mansour Youssef Mansour 11 692 $1.8 B 65 Diversified Egypt
Mohammed Ibrahim Mo Ibrahim 11 692 $1.8 B 64 communications United Kingdom/Sudan
Christoffel Wiese Christoffel Wiese 12 782 $1.6 B 69 consumer retail South Africa
Samih Sawiris Samih Sawiris 13 879 $1.4 B 54 hotels Egypt
Mohamed Al Fayed & family Mohamed Al Fayed & family 14 993 $1.2 B 78 Retail Egypt

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