Africa’s Billionaires List 2019 Has been released by FORBES and like always, Aliko Dangote Tops the list but with an unbelievable change. Meanwhile, The Richest Billionaires In Africa 2019 List is what I will be showing you here today in this post.
If really you are also among those asking who is the richest person in Africa? or List Of Top 10 Richest Man In Africa 2019? Then you really don’t have to worry anymore and check out this below list.
However, before checking out this below Richest Billionaires In Africa 2019 List, I think is also good you know that Despite Losing $2bn, Dangote Leads Forbes’ Africa Billionaires List for the eight years in a row – with an estimated $10.3 billion net worth, which is nearly $2 billion less than a year ago.
According to Forbes’ Africa Billionaires List, which was released on Wednesday, January 9, Dangote’s drop was attributed to a roughly 20% drop in the stock price of Dangote Cement between January 2018 to January 4, 2019, his most valuable asset.
Richest Billionaires In Africa 2019 List
Below Are The Richest People In Africa
- Aliko Dangote – $10.3 Billion
- Mike Adenuga – $9.2 Billion
- Nicky Oppenheimer – $7.3 Billion
- Nassef Sawiris – $6.3 Billion
- Johann Rupert – $5.3 Billion
- Issad Rebrab – $3.7 Billion
- Naguib Sawiris – $2.9 Billion
- Koos Bekker – $2.3 Billion
- Isabel dos Santos – $2.3 Billion
- Mohamed Mansour – $2.3 Billion
- Strive Masiyiwa – $2.3 Billion
- Patrice Motsepe – $2.3 Billion
- Aziz Akhannouch – $2.1 Billion
- Mohammed Dewji – $1.9 Billion
- Othman Benjelloun – $1.7 Billion
- Abdulsamad Rabiu – $1.6 Billion
- Yasseen Mansour – $1.5 Billion
- Youssef Mansour – $1.2 Billion
- Folorunsho Alakija – $1.1 Billion
- Michiel Le Roux – $1.1 Billion
Now you have seen the list, I guess you now know that the second place was Mike Adenuga, chief executive officer of Globacom, whose net worth dramatically increased from $5.3 billion to $9.2 billion because he provided more detailed information about his assets. While the Number three in Africa is diamond heir Nicky Oppenheimer of South Africa. His grandfather founded diamond mining firm DeBeers, which Nicky ran and then sold to mining giant Anglo American for $5.1 billion cash in 2012. He is currently worth an estimated $7.3 billion, down from $7.7 billion a year ago.
Nevertheless, Nigeria’s cement mogul Abdulsamad Rabiu, who runs and owns the BUA Group, also returns to the list at number 16, for the first time since 2015. He merged his Kalambaina Cement firm into publicly traded Cement Company of Northern Nigeria, which he controlled, in late 2018.