Forbes has released its inaugural list of the 40 Richest People in Africa in the recently published Magazine “Forbes Africa”.

According to Forbes,

Forbes’ inaugural list of the 40 Richest People in Africa is a testament to the growing global importance of the continent.

The combined wealth of the 40 richest is $64.9 billion – more than Thailand’s 40 richest (at $45 billion) but less than Taiwan’s (at $92.7 billion).

The richest among them is Aliko Dangote of Nigeria, with a $10.1 billion fortune based on his stake in publicly-traded Dangote Cement –which has operations across Africa — as well as his interests in flour milling, sugar refining and salt processing.

Aliko Dangote of Nigeria ranked No.1, with a $10.1 billion fortune based on his stake in publicly-traded Dangote Cement –which has operations across Africa.Business mogul,Mike Adenuga is the fourth richest with $4.3 Billion .Nigerian Business moguls- Jim Ovia, Oba Otudeko, Theophilus Danjuma, Hakeem Bello Osagie,  Abdulsamad Rabiu and Mohammed Indimi also made the list.

Combined wealth of the 40 richest sums up to $64.9 billion – more than Thailand’s 40 richest (at $45 billion) but less than Taiwan’s (at $92.7 billion). O

Topten
1.Aliko Dangote – $10.1Billion, Age 54
2.Nicky oppenheimer & Family -$6.5Billion, Age
3.Nassef sawiris-$4.75 Billion
4.Johann Rupert & Family-$4.7Billion
5.Mike Adenuga -$4.3
6.Milioud chaabi -$3 Billion
7.Naguib sawiris-$2.9Billion
8.Christoffel Wiese-$2.7Billion
9.Onsi sawiris-$2.6Billion
10.Patrice Motsepe-$2.5Billion.

A few days ago, Forbes Online published an article titled “Who Were Africa’s Richest Dictators?“. Click HERE to read.

Age
1

Aliko Dangote

10,100 54
2

Nicky Oppenheimer & family

6,500 66
3

Nassef Sawiris

4,750 50
4

Johann Rupert & family

4,700 61
5

Mike Adenuga

4,300 58
6

Miloud Chaabi

3,000 82
7

Naguib Sawiris

2,900 57
8

Christoffel Wiese

2,700 70
9

Onsi Sawiris

2,600 81
10

Patrice Motsepe

2,500 49
Age
17

Jim Ovia

775 57
Age
21

Theophilus Danjuma

600 72
24

Oba Otudeko

550 67
28

Hakeem Belo-Osagie

450 56
29

Abdulsamad Rabiu

400 NA
30

Mohammed Indimi

330 63

Aliko Dangote

Mike Adenuga

Jim Ovia

Oba Otudeko

Theophilus Danjuma

Hakeem-Belo Osagie

Abdulsamad Rabiu

Mohammed Indimi

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