The American magazine Forbes has named Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote as the richest man in Africa for the 10th consecutive year.
The businessman’s fortune was estimated at $ 11.5 billion in the 35th annual list of the richest in the world, published by the magazine on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
The founder of Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer, was ranked 191st richest man in the world, according to the latest ranking.
Nigeria’s second richest man, Mike Adenuga, was ranked 5th richest in Africa and 440th richest in the world with an estimated value of $ 6.1 billion.
BUA Group founder Abdulsamad Rabiu, another Nigerian cement tycoon, became the 6th richest in Africa and the 574th richest in the world with an estimated value of $ 4.9 billion.
According to a list of African billionaires published by Forbes in January, Egyptian Nassef Sawiris is the second richest man on the continent with an estimated worth of $ 8.5 billion.
South Africans Nicky Oppenheimer ($ 8 billion) and Johann Rupert ($ 7.7 billion) are the third and fourth richest respectively.
Algerian Issad Rebrab ($ 4.8 billion), in seventh position, Egyptian Naguib Sawiris ($ 3.2 billion), in eighth position, South African Patrice Motsepe ($ 3.1 billion) , in ninth position, and South African Koos Bekker ($ 3.1 billion), in tenth position, complete the Top 10.
Africa has a total of 18 billionaires according to the January ranking, all citizens of seven different countries. South Africa and Egypt each have 5 billionaires, followed by Nigeria with 3 and Morocco with 2.