richest men in Africa, according to Forbes African Explore. South Africans, Egyptians, and Nigerians dominate the list.
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Masiyiwa is a Zimbabwe billionaire, philanthropist, and businessman who is based in London. Strive is the founder and executive chairman of the international technology group Econet Global. Masiyiwa has a family foundation that has provided scholarships to more than 250 000 young Africans.
Strive Masiyiwa has a net worth of $2.8 billion (about Sh300 billion).
-Patrice Motsepe-South African
Patrice is a South African billionaire. Above all, he is the founder and executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals, which extracts gold, base metals, ferrous metals, and platinum. Motsepe was the first black African to make the Forbes list of billionaires in 2008.
Motsepe has a net worth of $3.1 billion (about Sh330 billion).
Richest Men in Africa-Naguib Sawiris-Egypt
Naguib is an Egyptian businessman. He was ranked as the 8th richest person in Africa as of 2021 by Forbes Magazine. Sawiris is the chairman of Weather Investments’ parent business, Orascom Telecom Holdings, as well as the former chairman and CEO of Orascom Telecom Holdings.
Naguib Net is worth $3.4 billion (about Sh360 billion)
Richest Men in Africa-Issad Rebrab and family
Rebrab is a billionaire Algerian businessman and, in addition, the CEO of the Cevital industrial group, Algeria’s largest private corporation with interests in steel, food, agribusiness, and electronics. Cevital has one of the world’s largest sugar refineries, capable of producing 2 million tons of sugar each year. He was released in 2020 after being jailed for corruption charges.
Issad Rebrab and family Net worth $ 5.1 billion.
Adenuga is 68 years old and is the second Nigerian billionaire. His wealth comes from telecom and oil production. He owns a mobile phone network, Globacom, which is the third largest operator in Nigeria, with 55 million subscribers. Conoil Producing, his oil exploration firm, operates six oil blocks in the Niger Delta.
Mike Adenuga’s net worth is $6.3 billion.
Nassef Sawiris is an Egyptian investor and the heir of Egypt’s richest family. His most significant asset is a nearly 6% share in Adidas. He is the CEO of OCI, a global nitrogen fertilizer company with factories in Texas and Iowa that trades on the Euronext Amsterdam Exchange.
He is the CEO of Orascom Construction, an engineering and construction company that trades on the Cairo market and Nasdaq Dubai.
Nassef Sawiris’ net worth is $8.5 billion.
-Nicky Oppenheimer and Family
Nicky Oppenheimer is a South African billionaire, born to Bridget (née McCall) and Harry Oppenheimer, and the grandson of Ernest Oppenheimer, the founder of Anglo American (the first generation to chair De Beers, from 1929). Oppenheimer founded Fireblade Aviation in Johannesburg in 2014, which conducts chartered flights.
The Oppenheimer family dominated the world’s diamond trade for 85 years, until 2012.
Nicky Oppenheimer net worth is $ 8.7 billion.