Here is the recently released Forbes list of the top 21 richest men in Africa for the year 2019. The list was released today January 9th, 2019.
The Forbes list which was released yesterday, January 9 revealed that there were fewer and poorer billionaires on the African continent in 2019.
Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote retained his place as the richest man in Africa on the newly released Forbes’ list of African billionaires.
He, however, lost almost $2bn compared to his last year’s worth. Dangote’s estimated $10.3 billion net worth is nearly $2 billion less than a year ago.
Another Nigerian, Folorunsho Alakija was one of the billionaires, who suffered a drop in their net worth between last year and this year, as she held No 19 on the 20-man list.
Forbes report that Alakija’s net worth dropped due to a decline in the value of one of Nigeria’s most productive oil fields. It is claimed that the decline can be partly blamed on the fact that the oil field’s production had levelled off. The rating magazine reports that Alakija’s net worth dropped due to a decline in the value of one of Nigeria’s most productive oil fields.
Mike Adenuga, the owner of Globacom, emerged Africa’s 5th richest man. Others are Nigeria’s cement mogul Abdulsamad Rabiu, who runs and owns the BUA Group, standing at number 16 on the list for the first time since 2015.
Here are the richest Africa’s Billionaires 2019
Aliko Dangote – $12.2 billion net worth
Nicky Oppenheimer – $7.7 billion net worth
Johann Rupert – $7.2 billion net worth
Nassef Sawiris – $6.8 billion net worth
Mike Adenuga – $5.3 billion net worth
Naguib Sawaris – $4 billion net worth
Issad Regrab – $4 billion net worth
Koos Becker – $2.8 billion net worth
Mohamed Mansour – $2.7 billion net worth
Patrice Motsepe – $2.4 billion net worth
Aziz Akhannouch – $2.2 billion net worth
Yasseen Mansour – $1.9 billion net worth
Strive Masiyiwa – $1.7 billion net worth
Othman Benjelloun – $1.6 billion net worth
Mohammed Dewji – $1.5 billion net worth
Youssef Mansour – $1.4 billion net worth
Stephen Saad – $1.2 billion net worth
Michiel Le Roux – $1.2 billion net worth
Onsi Sawiris – $1.2 billion net worth
Desmond Sacco – $1.1 billion net worth
Christoeffel Wiese – $1.1 billion net worth