Top 20 African Richest Men 2016 – Forbes Official List

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.

Top 20 African Richest Men 2016 - Forbes Official List

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 WealthCitizenship  Age
1Aliko Dangote16.4bnCement, Sugar, FlourNigeria58
2Nicky Oppenheimer & family6.5bnDiamondsSouth Africa70
3King Mohammed VI5.8bnDiversifiedMorocco52
4Christoffel Wiese5.7bnRetailingSouth Africa74
5Johann Rupert & family5.4bnLuxury GoodsSouth Africa65
6Nassef Sawiris4.2bnConstruction, ChemicalsEgypt55
7Isabel dos Santos3.5bnInvestmentsAngola42
8Issad Rebrab & family3.1bnFoodAlgeria71
9Naguib Sawiris3bnTelecomEgypt61
10Mike Adenuga2.9bnTelcom, OilNigeria62
11Mohamed Mansour2.5bnDiversifiedEgypt68
12Othman Benjelloun2bnBanking, InsuranceMorocco83
13Femi Otedola1.8bnGas StationsNigeria53
14Youssef Mansour1.7bnDiversifiedEgypt70
15Folorunsho Alakija1.6bnOilNigeria65
16Koos Bekker1.5bnMedia, InvestmentsSouth Africa63
17Yasseen Mansour1.4bnDiversifiedEgypt54
18Onsi Sawiris1.3bnConstruction, TelecomEgypt86
19Aziz Akhannouch & family1.1bnPetroleum, DiversifiedMorocco55
20Mohammed Dewji1.1bnDiversifiedTanzania40
21Stephen Saad1bnPharmaceuticalsSouth Africa51
22Abdulsamad Rabiu1bnCement, Sugar, FlourNigeria55

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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