Forbes has just released the list of Top 20 African Richest Men 2016, and according to the list Aliko Dangote, of Nigeria still maintain the lead as the number one richest man in Africa.
Though the list is dominated by Egyptians, who have a combined net worth of $14.1 billion, $2.3 billion shy but Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote’s net worth is worth the sum of all other billionaires in the list of African richest men 2016.
The total sum of money which the Top 20 African Richest Men 2016 have is worth a total sum of $74.5 billion, this is a drop of $19.5 billion from $94 billion in 2015.
In the list of African richest men 2016, it could be found that the wealthiest group are South Africans with a combined net worth of $20.1 billion.
See List of Top 20 African Richest Men 2016
|Rank||Name||Net Worth $||Origin of Wealth||Citizenship||Age|
|1||Aliko Dangote||16.4bn||Cement, Sugar, Flour||Nigeria||58|
|2||Nicky Oppenheimer & family||6.5bn||Diamonds||South Africa||70|
|3||King Mohammed VI||5.8bn||Diversified||Morocco||52|
|4||Christoffel Wiese||5.7bn||Retailing||South Africa||74|
|5||Johann Rupert & family||5.4bn||Luxury Goods||South Africa||65|
|6||Nassef Sawiris||4.2bn||Construction, Chemicals||Egypt||55|
|7||Isabel dos Santos||3.5bn||Investments||Angola||42|
|8||Issad Rebrab & family||3.1bn||Food||Algeria||71|
|10||Mike Adenuga||2.9bn||Telcom, Oil||Nigeria||62|
|12||Othman Benjelloun||2bn||Banking, Insurance||Morocco||83|
|13||Femi Otedola||1.8bn||Gas Stations||Nigeria||53|
|16||Koos Bekker||1.5bn||Media, Investments||South Africa||63|
|18||Onsi Sawiris||1.3bn||Construction, Telecom||Egypt||86|
|19||Aziz Akhannouch & family||1.1bn||Petroleum, Diversified||Morocco||55|
|21||Stephen Saad||1bn||Pharmaceuticals||South Africa||51|
|22||Abdulsamad Rabiu||1bn||Cement, Sugar, Flour||Nigeria||55|
Who may know the reason that from the 54 countries we have in Africa, only seven countries are represented in the list of 2016 top richest men in Africa and only two women are among.
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