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Some of The Richest People That Control Africa's Economy

Ever wondered who are some of the wealthiest people that control what your survival and their decision affect your daily livelihood, well we have complied a list of these individuals that seat at the top of the food chain.


1. Aliko Dangote.

This Nigerian National is listed as Africa Richest Tycoon with an estimated net worth of $12.1 billion(1.3 trillion Ksh) according to Forbes 2021.

With his main sources of income being from sugar sales and cement production. Its estimated that his wealth increased by $ 2 billion in 2020 after an increase of 30% share price of his cement production company.

2. Nassef Sawiris.

The 60 year old Egyptian and the youngest son of Onsi Sawiris takes the second spot with an estimated net worth of $ 9.2 billion according to Forbes 2021.

The Egyptian is believed to have profligate his wealth from Construction and is believed to be the richest Arab in the whole world and the second richest in Africa.

3. Nicky Oppenheimer

Nicky is no stranger to the mining sector in Africa and his family had been part of the mining sector for a while.

With an estimated wealth of $ 8.3 billion according to Forbes, Oppenheimer recently served as the chairman of De Beers Diamond Mining Company and Diamond Trading Company subsidiary.

The South African nation is believed to be the richest man in South Africa and the 3rd richest in Africa.

4. Johann Rupert

With an estimated net worth of $ 7.5 billion, the South African national rakes his wealth from selling Luxury goods globally.

The 71-year-old currently serves as the chairman of swiss luxury brand Richemont and south African brand Remgro.

5. Mike Adenuga

With an estimated net worth of $ 6.5 billion, the Nigerian businessman is believed to have acquired his wealth in the vast oil and telecommunication industry.

His company Globacom is the West- African second-largest telecom operator with a presence in Benin and Ghana.

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