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Top 10 Richest Men In Africa Currently In 2022 (Updated)

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Top 10 Richest Men In Africa Currently, Their Net Worth And Their Country. In this article, You will see List Of Top 10 Richest Men In Africa And Their Net Worth, Also Their Industry, Their Country.

Richest Men In Africa

The richest men in Africa have made their fortunes by investing in oil and gas, financial services, retail, telecommunications, mining, and manufacturing.

These industries are some of the most lucrative on Earth, with many barriers to entry due to their high startup costs or complex regulations.

According to Forbes, 18 of these individuals had a net worth of $84.9 billion at the end of 2021, which is 15-percent or $4.7 billion more than their combined net worth of $73.8 billion at the end of 2020.

Billionaires such as Aliko Dangote and Abdul Samad Rabiu have seen their wealth increase by more than $1 billion since the beginning of the year, while Natie Kirsh, Johann Rupert, and Mohammed Al Amoudi have seen their wealth decrease by more than $200 million.

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Top 10 Richest Men In Africa Currently In 2022 (Updated)

This is how they stand at the moment.

1. Aliko Dangote 

Net worth: $20.2 billion

Nationality: Nigerian

For the eleventh year in a row, Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote remains the continent’s richest man, with a net worth of $20.4 billion derived from his stake in Dangote Cement Plc, Africa’s largest cement manufacturer.

So far in 2021, the billionaire’s net worth has increased by more than $1.3 billion due to an increase in the share price of his flagship company, Dangote Cement Plc, as investors react to news of the leading cement maker’s planned share buy back program.

2. Johann Rupert

Net worth: $11.4 billion

Nationality: South African

Johann Rupert, South Africa’s richest man, ranks as the continent’s second-richest man with a net worth of $11.4 billion. The billionaire saw his wealth rise by $3.88 billion in 2021 as shares in his Luxury goods holding company, Richemont, increased by more than 60-percent during the year.

His net worth has dropped by $565 million since the beginning of the year as investors profit from Richemont shares.

3. Nicky Oppenheimer

Net worth: $8.6 billion

Nationality: South African

Nicky Oppenheimer, who formerly ran diamond mining firm DeBeers before selling it to mining firm Anglo-American a decade ago, has a net worth of $8.6 billion, making him the third-richest man in Africa and the second-richest man in South Africa.

The majority of his fortune is held in private equity investments in Africa, Asia, the United States, and Europe through London-based Stockdale Street and Johannesburg-based Tana Africa Capital

His net worth has increased by $225 million since the beginning of the year, owing to the revaluation of his private equity investments.

4. Natie Kirsh

Net worth: $7.68 billion

Nationality: Emaswati

Nathan “Natie” Kirsh of Swaziland is the fourth-richest man in Africa, with a fortune of $7.68 billion at the time of writing. Kirsh made his fortune through his ownership of Kirsh Group, a closely held conglomerate that owns a majority stake in the food supply company Jetro Holdings.

So far in 2021, Kirsh’s net worth has dropped by more than $595 million, or 7.2 percent, as a result of a drop in the valuation of his private equity investments.

5. Abdul Samad Rabiu

Net worth: $7.5 billion

Nationality: Nigerian

With a net worth of $7.5 billion, Abdul Samad Rabiu, the founder of one of Africa’s fastest growing manufacturing conglomerates, BUA Group, ranks as the fifth-richest man in Africa and the second-richest man in Nigeria.

The majority of the billionaire’s wealth comes from his 97 percent stake in his cement company, BUA Cement Plc, while the recent increase in his net worth to $7.5 billion was driven by the recent listing of his consolidated food business, BUA Foods.

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6. Mike Adenuga 

Net worth: $6.7 billion

Nationality: Nigerian

Mike Adenuga, the founder of Nigerian telecom company Globacom Limited and majority owner of Nigeria’s pioneer petroleum marketer, Conoil Plc ranks as the third-richest man in Nigeria and the sixth richest on the continent of Africa.

As of press time, January 25, his wealth is valued at $6.7 billion thanks to the valuation of his interest in  Globacom Limited, Nigeria’s third-largest telecom service provider.

7. Mohammed Al Amoudi

Net worth: $6.45 billion

Nationality: Ethiopian

Mohammed Al Amoudi is the richest man in Ethiopia and the seventh-richest man in Africa, with a net worth of $6.45 billion.

The majority of the Ethiopian billionaire’s wealth is derived from his industrial assets in Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, and Morocco, as well as his stake in Svenska Petroleum Exploration, Preem, Sweden’s largest oil refiner, and a 67 percent stake in Samir, Morocco’s sole oil refiner.

8. Nassef Sawiris 

Net worth: $6.29 billion

Nationality: Egyptian

Egypt’s richest man and a scion of Egypt’s richest family Nassef Sawiris ranks as the eighth-richest man in Africa with a wealth of $6.29 billion at the time of drafting this report.

The majority of the Sawiris’ $6.29 billion fortune stems from his stake in Dutch fertilizer producer OCI N.V. and his 3.72 percent stake in German sportswear manufacturer Adidas.

9. Issad Rebrab 

Net worth: $5.1 billion

Nationality: Algerian

Issad Rebrab, the founder and CEO of Cevital and Algeria’s richest man, is the ninth-richest man in Africa, with a fortune of $5.1 billion derived from his business interest in Cevital Group.

Cevital Group is Algeria’s largest privately held company, and it owns one of the world’s largest sugar refineries, capable of producing 2 million tonnes of refined sugar per year.

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10. Naguib Sawiris 

Net worth: $3.4 billion

Nationality: Egyptian

With a fortune of $3.4 billion, Naguib Sawiris, the elder brother of Egypt’s richest man, Nassef Sawiris, is the second-richest man in Egypt and the tenth-richest man in Africa.

The billionaire amassed his fortune after selling Orascom Telecom to Russian telecom firm VimpelCom (now Veon) in a multibillion-dollar transaction in 2011. He is currently a shareholder in Orascom TMT Investments and Ora Developers, a real estate developer.

Top 20 Richest People in Africa

Here is an extended table list that includes the Top 20 wealthiest people in Africa:

Person Name Net Worth in Billions (USD) Country
Aliko Dangote $20.2 Nigeria
Nassef Sawiris 8.3 Egypt
Nicky Oppenheimer & family 8 South Africa
Johann Rupert & family 7.1 South Africa
Mike Adenunga 6.1 Nigeria
Abdulsamad Rabiu 4.9 Nigeria
Isaad Rebrab & family 4.8 Algeria
Nathan Kirsh 4.7 Eswatini
Naguib Sawiris 3.2 Egypt
Koos Bekker 3 South Africa
Patrice Motsepe 2.9 South Africa
Mohamed Mansour 2.5 Egypt
Aziz Akhannouch & family 1.9 Morocco
Mohamed Al-Fayed 1.8 Egypt
Mohammed Dewji 1.6 Tanzania
Strive Masiyiwa 1.5 Zimbabwe
Youssef Mansour 1.5 Egypt
Othman Benhelloun & family 1.3 Morocco
Michiel Le Roux 1.1 South Africa
Yasseen Mansour 1.1 Egypt

See Also: Top 10 Richest Countries In Africa

FAQ: Richest People in Africa

1. Who is the wealthiest person in African

The wealthiest person in Africa is Aliko Dangote from Nigeria. He is worth $20.2 Billion Dollars. He has been at the top more than ten times.

2. How many billionaires are there in Africa?

There are about 23 billionaires in Africa.


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