Forbes Top 18 Richest Africans In 2021

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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.

Forbes Top 18 Richest Africans In 2021
Aliko Dangote
Forbes Top 18 Richest Africans
Nassef Sawiris
Nicky Oppenheimer

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.

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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

PositionNameCountrySource of WealthNet Worth
1Aliko DangoteNigeria$12 billion
2Nassef SawirisEgyptNassef Sawiris is an investor most valuable asset is a nearly 6% stake in sportswear maker Adidas$8.5 billion

Nicky OppenheimerSouth AfricaThe 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
4Johann RupertSouth AfricaTrades 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.
7.2 billion
5Mike AdenugaNigeriaTelecom and oil production
He owns a mobile phone network, Globacom, which is the third largest Phone operator network in Nigeria, with 55 million subscribers.
6.3 billion
6Abdulsamad RabiuNigeriaCement, Sugar
 He is the founder of BUA Group, a Nigerian conglomerate active in cement production, sugar refining and real estate.
5.5 billion
7Issad RebrabAlgeriaSteel, food, agribusiness and electronics.4.8 billion
8Naguib SawirisEgyptTelecom3.2 billion
9Patrice MotsepeSouth AfricaMining3 billion
10Koos BekkerSouth AfricaMedia
He transformed South African newspaper publisher Naspers into an ecommerce investor and cable TV powerhouse.
2.8 billion
11Mohamed Mansour EgyptAutomotive sector
He is the chairman of Mansour Group, a US$6 billion conglomerate that is the second largest company in Egypt by revenue.
2.5 billion
12Aziz AkhannouchMorrocoPetroleum
Aziz is the CEO of Akwa Group, a Moroccan conglomerate particularly active in the oil and gas sector.
2 billion
13Mohammed DewjiTanzaniaTextile manufacturing, flour milling, beverages and edible oils in eastern, southern and central Africa.1.6 billion
14Youssef MansourEgyptAuthomative sector
Like his brothers Mohamed and YasseenYoussef owns a stake in his family’s business, Mansour Group, which is the largest distributor of General Motors vehicles in Egypt.
1.5 billion
15Othman BenjellounMorrocoBanking, Insurance
He is the president and CEO of BMCE Bank (Moroccan Bank for External Trade)
1.3 billion
16Michiel Le RouxSouth AfricaBanking
He founded Capitec Bank in 2001 and owns about an 11% stake.
1.2 billion
17Strive MasiyiwaZimbabweStrive is the founder and executive chairman of the international technology group Econet Global1.2 billion
18Yasseen MansourEgyptYasseen 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

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