Last year, FORBES came up with their list of richest Africans and while we always marvel at the sheer wealth amassed by the individuals on this list, it’s sad to see that the names on this list has barely changed over the years.
This obviously means that the rich has managed to keep their fortune intact, limiting entry to newcomers while showing that the wealth gap in African countries keeps widening.
It should be noted that the Wealth Gap problem is not just an isolation to African Nations.
The United States of America for example is one of the major countries struggling with its wealth gap and in recent years, the problem has only gotten worse proving that this is a Global Issue.
The following is a breakdown of top 10 richest in Africa:
Rank Name & Nationality Net Worth Age Origin of Wealth:
#1 Aliko Dangote , Nigerian $16.7 Billion (58 years) cement, sugar, flour.
#2 Nicky Oppenheimer, South African $6.6 Billion (70 years) diamonds.
#3 Christoffel Wiese, South African $6.5 Billion (74 years) retailing.
#4 Johann Rupert, South African $6.3 Billion (65 years) luxury goods.
#5 King Mohammed VI, Morrocan $5.7 Billion (52 years) diversified.
#6 Nassef Sawiris, Egyptian $4.9 Billion (54 years) construction, chemicals.
#7 Mike Adenuga, Nigerian $3.5 Billion (62 years) telcoms, oil.
#8 Isabel dos Santos, Angolan $3.4 Billion (42 years) investments.
#9 Issad Rebrab, Algerian $3.2 Billion (72 years) food.
#10 Naguib Sawiris, Egyptian $3 Billion (61 years) telecoms.