Forbes releases 2019 list of richest men in Africa

Forbes has released their 21-man richest men in Africa list, for the year 2019.

This list was released yesterday, 9th of January, 2019 and as perceived Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote has retained his place as the richest man in Africa but 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.

The list has revealed that there were fewer and poorer billionaires on the African continent in 2019.

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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 Forbes 2019 list of richest men in Africa

1. Aliko Dangote – $12.2 billion net worth(Nigeria)

Aliko Dangote

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2. Nicky Oppenheimer – $7.7 billion net worth

Nicky Oppenheimer

3. Johann Rupert – $7.2 billion net worth

Johan Rupert

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4. Nassef Sawiris – $6.8 billion net worth

Nassef Sawiris

5. Mike Adenuga – $5.3 billion net worth(Nigeria)

Mike Adenuga

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6. Naguib Sawiris – $4 billion net worth

Naguib Sawiris

7. Issad Rebrab – $4 billion net worth

Issad Rebrab

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8. Koos Becker – $2.8 billion net worth

Koos Bekker

9. Mohamed Mansour – $2.7 billion net worth

Mohamed Mansour

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10. Patrice Motsepe – $2.4 billion net worth

Patrice Motsepe

11. Aziz Akhannouch – $2.2 billion net worth

Aziz Akhannouch

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12. Yasseen Mansour – $1.9 billion net worth

Yasseen Mansour

13. Strive Masiyiwa – $1.7 billion net worth

Strive Masiyiwa

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14. Othman Benjelloun – $1.6 billion net worth

Othman Benjelloun

15. Mohammed Dewji – $1.5 billion net worth

Mohammed Dewji

16. Youssef Mansour – $1.4 billion net worth

Youssef Mansour

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17. Stephen Saad – $1.2 billion net worth

Stephen Saad

18. Michiel Le Roux – $1.2 billion net worth

Michiel Le Roux

19. Onsi Sawiris – $1.2 billion net worth

Onsi Sawiris

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20. Desmond Sacco – $1.1 billion net worth

Desmond Sacco

21. Christoffel Wiese – $1.1 billion net worth

Christoffel Wiese

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