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Forbes 2018: Aliko Dangote is still the Richest African + Complete List of Africa’s Billionaires

For the 7th time in a row, Nigerian born business tycoon, Aliko Dangote has been named the richest man in Africa (and also the richest black man alive) by Forbes magazine.

The business tycoon whose main source of income is from his manufacturing of cement, has also diversified into fertilizer and oil.

The other Nigerian man on the list is the publicity shy, media and Oil tycoon, Mike Adenuga. He is estimated to be worth $5.3B.

Only two women made the list this year; Angola's Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s longtime former president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos; said to be worth $2.7B and Nigeria’s oil tycoon, Folorunsho Alakija, whose is estimated  to be worth $1.6 billion. 

The complete list below....


Rank
Name
Net Worth
  Age
Origin of Wealth
#1
Aliko Dangote
$12.2 B
60
cement, sugar, flour
#2
Nicky Oppenheimer
$7.7 B
72
diamonds
#3
Johann Rupert
$7.2 B
67
luxury goods
#4
Nassef Sawiris
$6.8 B
56
construction, chemicals
#5
Mike Adenuga
$5.3 B
64
telecom, oil
#6
Issad Rebrab
$4 B
74
food
#6
Naguib Sawiris
$4 B
63
telecom
#8
Koos Bekker
$2.8 B
65
media, investments
#9
Isabel dos Santos
$2.7 B
44
investments
#9
Mohamed Mansour
$2.7 B
69
diversified
#11
Patrice Motsepe
$2.4 B
55
mining
#12
Aziz Akhannouch
$2.2 B
57
petroleum, diversified
#13
Yasseen Mansour
$1.9 B
56
diversified
#14
Strive Masiyiwa
$1.7 B
56
telecom
#15
Folorunsho Alakija
$1.6 B
67
oil
#15
Othman Benjelloun
$1.6 B
85
banking, insurance
#17
Mohammed Dewji
$1.5 B
42
diversified
#18
Youssef Mansour
$1.4 B
72
diversified
#19
Michiel Le Roux
$1.2 B
68
banking
#19
Stephen Saad
$1.2 B
53
pharmaceuticals
#21
Desmond Sacco
$1.1 B
75
mining
#21
Onsi Sawiris
$1.1 B
88
construction, telecom
#21
Christoffel Wiese
$1.1 B
76
retail
 

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