Africa’s Richest Billionaires 2015

africa's richest billionaires 2015

Accroding to Forbes 2015 annual ranking, a new record of 1826 made it to the billionaire list of worlds richest people. Out of that number, 29 are of African origin. This is the same number as in 2014.

Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote whom shed a whoping approximately $5.9 bn is still on top of the list of Africa’s Richest Billionaires 2015. He according to the report is now worth $15.7 bn, followed by Johann Rupert & Family from South Africa now worth $7.4 bn.

Tazanian Mohammed Dewji makes his debut on the list with a fortune estimated at $1.3 billion. At 39, Dewji is the youngest billionaire in Africa. Dewji’s company, METL Group manufactures textiles and consumer goods and has annual revenues of more than $1.4 billion. Nigerian-born Femi Otedola, 50, rejoins the list of African billionaires after a 5-year hiatus with a $1 billion fortune. He owns a controlling stake in Forte Oil, a publicly-listed energy distribution company in Nigeria. Folorunsho Alakija of Nigeria and Isabel dos Santos of Angola are the only two female billionaires on the continent.

Also Read: Latest Africa’s Rich List

Below is the 29 Africa’s Richest Billionaires for 2015

  1. Aliko Dangote – $15.7 bn (Nigerian, Cement, Flour, Sugar)
  2. Johann Rupert & Family – $7.4 billion (South African, Luxury Goods)
  3. Nicky Oppenheimer & Family – $6.7 billion (South African, Diamonds)
  4. Christoffel Wiese – $6.3 billion (South African, Retail)
  5. Nassef Sawiris – $6.3 billion (Egyptian, Construction)
  6. Mike Adenuga – $4 billion (Nigerian, Telecoms and Oil)
  7. Mohamed Mansour – $4 billion (Egyptian, Diversified)
  8. Nathan Kirsh – $3.9 billion (Swaziland. Real Estate)
  9. Isabel Dos Santos – $3.1 billion (Angolan, Investments)
  10. Issad Rebrab – $3.1 billion (Algerian, Diversified)
  11. Naguib Sawiris – $3.1 billion (Egyptian, Telecoms)
  12. Youssef Mansour – $2.9 billion (Egyptian, Diversified)
  13. Koos Bekker – $2.3 billion (South African, Media)
  14. Othman Benjelloun – $2.3 billion (Moroccan, Banking)
  15. Yasseen Mansour – $2.3 billion (Egyptian, Diversified)
  16. Patrice Motsepe – $2.1 billion (South African, Mining)
  17. Stephen Saad – $2.1 billion (South African, Pharmaceuticals)
  18. Mohamed Al Fayed – $2 billion (Egyptian, Property)
  19. Folorunsho Alakija – $1.9 billion (Nigerian, Oil)
  20. Onsi Sawiris – $1.8 billion (Egyptian, Diversified)
  21. Aziz Akhannouch – $1.7 billion (Moroccan, Diversified)
  22. Allan Gray – $1.6 billion (South African, Investments)
  23. Miloud Chaabi – $1.3 billion (Moroccan, Diversified)
  24. Mohammed Dewji – $1.3 billion (Tanzanian, Diversified)
  25. Samih Sawiris – $1.1 billion (Egyptian, Property Development)
  26. Sudhir Ruparelia – $1.1 billion (Ugandan, Property, Banking)
  27. Femi Otedola $1 billion (Nigerian, Gas)
  28. Abdulsamad Rabiu – $1 billion (Nigerian, Diversified)
  29. Rostam Azizi – $1 billion (Tanzanian, Telecoms)
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