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» » Dangote Remains Africa’s Richest Person for 9th consecutive year No Ghanaian In Top 20


For the ninth year in a row, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria has been declared as the wealthiest person in Africa, with an estimated net worth of $10.1billion, Vanguard reports.
In the latest ranking of the world’s billionaires by Forbes, the American global media company, focusing on business, investment, technology, entrepreneurship and leadership, Dangote’s present worth is down from his estimate of $10.3 billion, a year ago; attributed to possibly a slightly lower stock price for his Dangote Cement flagship company.
Africa has 54 nations, but only eight countries have billionaires according to Forbes, with South Africa and Egypt dominating not only the top 10 richest people in Africa list but in the rankings overall with five billionaires each. Nigeria comes second with four billionaires, including Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote.
Nassef Sawiris of Egypt is the new number two richest, worth $8 billion, up from $6.3 billion last year. Sawiris’ most valuable asset is a stake in shoemaker Adidas worth a recent $4 billion. The increase in Adidas’ share price alone added nearly $1.5 billion to his fortune since January 2019.

He also owns a significant stake in fertilizer producer OCI N.V. In 2019, Sawiris and U.S. investor Wes Edens purchased the remaining stake they didn’t own in the U.K. Premier League team Aston Villa Football Club.
See the full list of Africa’s billionaires below:
1. Aliko Dangote $10.1 billion
2. Nassef Sawiris $8 billion
3. Mike Adenuga $7.7 billion
4. (3) Nicky Oppenheimer $7.7 billion
5. Johann Rupert $6.5 billion
6. Issad Rebrab $4.4 billion
7. Mohamed Mansour $3.3 billion
8. Abdulsamad Rabiu $3.1 billion
9. Naguib Sawiris $3 billion
10.      Patrice Motsepe $2.6 billion
11.      Koos Bekker – $2.5 billion
12.      Yasseen Mansour – $2.3 billion
13.      Isabel dos Santos – $2.2 billion
14.      Youssef Mansour – $1.9 billion
15.      Aziz Akhannouch – $1.7 billion
16.      Mohammed Dewji – $1.6 billion
17.      Othman Benjelloun – $1.4 billion
18.      Michiel Le Roux – $1.3 billion
19.      Strive Masiyiwa – $1.1 billion
20.      Folorunsho Alakija – $1 billion

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