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Dangote Tops Forbes’ 23 African Billionaires List For The 7th Time

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Dangote Tops Forbes’ 23 African Billionaires List For The 7th Time

February 28, 2018

Three Nigerians have featured in Forbes 23 African Billionaires List.. Sitting atop the list, for the 7th year in a row, is industrialist, Aliko Dangote with $12.2 Billion.

Forbes 23 African Billionaires List
Aliko Dangote

Two other Nigerians are also on the list, they include, Glo owner, Mike Adenuga with $5.3 Billion, and oil magnate Folorunsho Alakija with $1.6 Billion.

3 Nigerians feature in Forbes’ 23 African Billionaires list, Dangote retaining the throne for the 7th year in a row with $12.2 billion.

The only other woman on the list is Angola’s Isabel dos Santos with $2.7 billion, down from $3.2 billion a year ago.

8 South Africans feature on the list, the highest for any African country, diamond mining heir Nicky Oppenheimer with $7.7 billion being the richest of the lot.

Forbes 23 African Billionaires List
Mike Adenuga

See the full list of Africa’s 23 billionaires below:

#1 Aliko Dangote – $12.2 billion
#2 Nicky Oppenheimer – $7.7 billion
#3 Johann Rupert – $7.2 billion
#4 Nassef Sawiris – $6.8 billion
#5 Mike Adenuga – $5.3 billion
#6 Issad Rebrab – $4 billion
#6 Naguib Sawiris – $4 billion
#8 Koos Bekker – $2.8 billion
#9 Isabel dos Santos – $2.7 billion
#9 Mohamed Mansour – $2.7 billion
#11 Patrice Motsepe – $2.4 billion
#12 Aziz Akhannouch – $2.2 billion
#13 Yasseen Mansour – $1.9 billion
#14 Strive Masiyiwa – $1.7 billion
#15 Folorunsho Alakija – $1.6 billion
#15 Othman Benjelloun – $1.6 billion
#17 Mohammed Dewji – $1.5 billion
#18 Youssef Mansour – $1.4 billion
#19 Michiel Le Roux – $1.2 billion
#19 Stephen Saad – $1.2 billion
#21 Desmond Sacco – $1.1 billion
#21 Onsi Sawiris – $1.1 billion
#21 Christoffel Wiese – $1.1 billion

Forbes' 23 African Billionaires List