Forbes Top 18 Richest Africans In 2021. Who is the richest man in Africa in 2021? Who are the top 10 Richest Africans in 2021?
The global media Company Forbes has published its list of the top 18 Richest Africans in 2021.
Nigerian multi-millionaire Aliko Dangote has maintained his position as the richest man in Africa for the 10th time consecutively with a net worth of $12 billion.
He is followed by Egyptian businessman, Nassef Sawiris with a net worth of $8.5 billion, and South African billionaire businessman, Nicky Oppenheimer with a net worth of $8 billion.
The list has a total of 5 billionaires from South Africa, 5 from Egypt, 3 from Nigeria and 1 each from Tanzania, Algeria and Zimbabwe.
Mohammed Dewji, 45, from Tanzania is the youngest billionaire on the list.
Unfortunately, there is no woman on the list. Isabella Don Santos from Angola and Folorunso Alakija from Nigeria who made it to the list in 2020 dropped out this year.
Forbes List of 18 Richest Africans In 2021
|Position||Name||Country||Source of Wealth||Net Worth|
|1||Aliko Dangote||Nigeria||$12 billion|
|2||Nassef Sawiris||Egypt||Nassef Sawiris is an investor most valuable asset is a nearly 6% stake in sportswear maker Adidas||$8.5 billion|
|Nicky Oppenheimer||South Africa||The majority of Oppenheimer’s fortune is derived from the proceeds he collected selling his family’s 40% stake in De Beers, the world’s largest rough diamond producer, to Anglo American for $5.2 billion in August 2012.||$8 billion|
|4||Johann Rupert||South Africa||Trades in luxury goods.|
Johann Rupert is the chairman of Swiss luxury goods firm Compagnie Financiere Richemont. The company is known for the brands Cartier and Montblanc.
|5||Mike Adenuga||Nigeria||Telecom and oil production|
He owns a mobile phone network, Globacom, which is the third largest Phone operator network in Nigeria, with 55 million subscribers.
|6||Abdulsamad Rabiu||Nigeria||Cement, Sugar|
He is the founder of BUA Group, a Nigerian conglomerate active in cement production, sugar refining and real estate.
|7||Issad Rebrab||Algeria||Steel, food, agribusiness and electronics.||4.8 billion|
|8||Naguib Sawiris||Egypt||Telecom||3.2 billion|
|9||Patrice Motsepe||South Africa||Mining||3 billion|
|10||Koos Bekker||South Africa||Media|
He transformed South African newspaper publisher Naspers into an ecommerce investor and cable TV powerhouse.
|11||Mohamed Mansour||Egypt||Automotive sector|
He is the chairman of Mansour Group, a US$6 billion conglomerate that is the second largest company in Egypt by revenue.
Aziz is the CEO of Akwa Group, a Moroccan conglomerate particularly active in the oil and gas sector.
|13||Mohammed Dewji||Tanzania||Textile manufacturing, flour milling, beverages and edible oils in eastern, southern and central Africa.||1.6 billion|
|14||Youssef Mansour||Egypt||Authomative sector|
Like his brothers Mohamed and Yasseen, Youssef owns a stake in his family’s business, Mansour Group, which is the largest distributor of General Motors vehicles in Egypt.
|15||Othman Benjelloun||Morroco||Banking, Insurance|
He is the president and CEO of BMCE Bank (Moroccan Bank for External Trade)
|16||Michiel Le Roux||South Africa||Banking|
He founded Capitec Bank in 2001 and owns about an 11% stake.
|17||Strive Masiyiwa||Zimbabwe||Strive is the founder and executive chairman of the international technology group Econet Global||1.2 billion|
|18||Yasseen Mansour||Egypt||Yasseen owns a stake in his family’s company Mansour Group, which is the largest distributor of General Motors vehicles in Egypt. He is also the chairman of one of the largest real estate developers in Egypt, Palm Hills Developments.||1.1 billion|