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African Billionaires of 2015



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Forbes has put out its list of billionaires of 2015 and we have fished out the billionaires from Africa. Our list consists of 31 men and 2 women from 10 African counties. The number of African Billionaires has grown from 2014’s 30 to 33 for 2015.  Two billionaires from Uganda and Morocco dropped off the list from last year and some new comers were added to the list.

African Countries represented on the Billionaire list

This year, South Africa continues to lead the pack with 9 Billionaires, followed by Egypt with 8 Billionaires. Nigeria has 5 billionaires and Morocco 3. The other countries represented are Angola, Algeria, Ethiopia, Sunda, Swaziland and Uganda.

African Billionaire Age groups

There are 3 billionaires in their forties, 10 in their fifties, 10 in their sixties, 5 in their seventies and 5 in their eighties. Africa’s youngest Billionaire is Mohammed Dewji from Tanzania at Age 40.

PictureAfrica RankForbes RankNameNet WorthAgeWealth SourceHometown / Residence
1#67Aliko Dangote$14.7 B58cement, sugar, flourNigeria
2#96Patrick Soon-Shiong$12.2 B64pharmaceuticalsSouth Africa / United States
3#100Elon Musk$12 B44Tesla MotorsSouth Africa / United States
4#116Mohammed Al Amoudi$10.8 B69oil, diversifiedEthiopia / Saudi Arabia
5#179Johann Rupert$7.4 B65luxury goodsSouth Africa
6#201Nicky Oppenheimer$6.7 B70diamondsSouth Africa
7#225Nassef Sawiris$6.3 B55constructionEgypt
7#225Christoffel Wiese$6.3 B74retailingSouth Africa
8#393Mike Adenuga$4.2 B62telcom, oilNigeria
9#418Mohamed Mansour$4 B68diversifiedEgypt
10#435Nathan Kirsh$3.9 B84retail, real estateSwaziland
11#534Isabel dos Santos$3.3 B42investmentsAngola
12#577Issad Rebrab$3.1 B72foodAlgeria
13#577Naguib Sawiris$3.1 B61telecomEgypt
14#628Youssef Mansour$2.9 B70diversifiedEgypt
15#810Yasseen Mansour$2.3 B54diversifiedEgypt
15#810Othman Benjelloun$2.3 B83banking, insuranceMorocco
15#810Koos Bekker$2.3 B63media, investmentsSouth Africa
16#847Patrice Motsepe$2.2 B54miningSouth Africa
17#894Stephen Saad$2.1 B51pharmaceuticalsSouth Africa
18#949Mohamed Al Fayed$2 B87retail, investmentsEgypt
18#949Folorunsho Alakija$2 B65oilNigeria
19#1054Onsi Sawiris$1.8 B86construction, telecomEgypt
20#1118Aziz Akhannouch$1.7 B55petroleum, diversifiedMorocco
21#1226Allan Gray$1.55 B78investingSouth Africa
22#1415Miloud Chaabi$1.3 B87diversifiedMorocco
23#1500Mohammed Dewji$1.25 B40diversifiedTanzania
24#1638Mohammed Ibrahim$1.1 B69communicationsSudan / United Kingdom
24#1638Sudhir Ruparelia$1.1 B60real estateUganda
25#1712Samih Sawiris$1.05 B59real estate, hotelsEgypt
26#1741Femi Otedola$1 B53gas stationsNigeria
26#1741Abdulsamad Rabiu$1 B55cement, sugar, flourNigeria
26#1741Rostam Azizi$1 B51telecom, investmentsTanzania
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