African Billionaires of 2014

African billionaires 2014 - Aliko Dangote on No.1
African billionaires 2014 - Aliko Dangote on No.1
African billionaires of 2014 – Aliko Dangote on No.1 – Image Credit World Economic Forum

Forbes has put out its list of billionaires of 2014 and it has some interesting revelations. The African Billionaires of 2014 consist of 28 men and 2 women from 9 African counties. One of the two women is Africa’s youngest Billionaire at age 41. South Africa leads the pack with 10 Billionaires, followed by Egypt with 8 Billionaires. Nigeria and Morrocco both have 4 Billionaires each. The other countries represented are Angola, Algeria, Swaziland, Ethiopia, and Uganda.

We also learn that just 2 billionaires are in their forties. 10 are in their fifties, 10 in their sixties, 3 in their seventies, and 5 in their eighties.

PictureNameAfrica RankForbes RankNet WorthAgeWealth SourceHometown / Residence
Aliko Dangote12424.3B57Cement, Sugar, FlourNigeria
Mohammed Al Amoudi27714B68Oil, DiversifiedEthiopia / United States
Elon Musk310012B44Tesla Motors, Self MadeSouth Africa
Patrick Soon-Shiong410212B62PharmaceuticalsSouth Africa / United States
Johann Rupert & family51897.1B64Luxury GoodsSouth Africa
Nicky Oppenheimer & family62126.6B69DiamondsSouth Africa
Nassef Sawiris72396B53ConstructionEgypt
Mike Adenuga83094.9B61Telcom, OilNigeria
Nathan Kirsh94413.7B82Retail, Real estateSwaziland
Isabel dos Santos104493.6B41InvestmentsAngola
Christoffel Wiese114553.6B73RetailingSouth Africa
Mohamed Mansour125323.2B66DiversifiedEgypt
Naguib Sawiris135873B60TelecomEgypt
Issad Rebrab146232.8B70FoodAlgeria
Othman Benjelloun156772.6B81Banking, InsuranceMorocco
Folorunsho Alakija166972.6B63OilNigeria
Youssef Mansour177622.4b69DiversifiedEgypt
Patrice Motsepe188032.3B52MiningSouth Africa
Mohamed Al Fayed199592.4B85Retail, InvestmentsEgypt
Yasseen Mansour2010021.8B53DiversifiedEgypt
Miloud Chaabi2110261.8B85DiversifiedMorocco
Stephen Saad2210781.7B50PharmaceuticalsSouth Africa
Onsi Sawiris2310891.7B87Construction, TelecomEgypt
Aziz Akhannouch & family2411811.5B53Petroleum, DiversifiedMorocco
Allan Gray2512631.4B76InvestingSouth Africa
Abdulsamad Rabiu2613001.4B54Sugar, Flour, CementNigeria
Koos Bekker2713121.4B61Media, InvestmentsSouth Africa
Anas Sefrioui2815171.1B57Real EstateMorocco
Sudhir Ruparelia2915221.1B58Real EstateUganda
Samih Sawiris3015391B57Real Estate, HotelsEgypt

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