Top 5 Richest People in Africa 2021
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5) Mike Adenuga
Estimated Net worth: $6.1 billion (2021)
Mike Adenuga’s main source of income is Globacom, Nigeria’s second-largest telecom services provider with over 43 million members. He also has investments in Conoil and Equitorial Trust Bank. As a result of his endeavors, he has risen to become Nigeria’s second richest man. To support himself while studying at Pace University in the United States, Adenuga used to drive a taxi. During his early years in the industry, Adenuga established a number of side hustles, including selling laces and distributing soft beverages.
4) Johann Rupert
Country: South Africa
Estimated Net worth: $7.3 billion (2021)
Johann Rupert’s main source of wealth is the Compagnie Financiere Richemont, which owns luxury brands such as Cartier and Montblanc, as well as fashion labels such as Azzedine Alaa, Chloé, and Dunhill. Johann Rupert is the current chairman and majority shareholder of Compagnie Financiere Richemont.
3) Nicky Oppenheimer
Country: South Africa
Estimated Net worth: $8 billion (2021)
Nicky Oppenheimer hails from a wealthy family that has shaped the South African economic landscape. For more than three decades, Oppenheimer’s family has been involved in the diamond mining industry. Ernest Oppenheimer, Nicky’s grandpa, founded Anglo-American Plc (LON: AAL), the world’s largest platinum producer. Nicky Oppenheimer is the chairman of DeBeers, a diamond mining and trade firm controlled by Anglo-Americans (85%) and the Botswana government (15 percent ). Nicky Oppenheimer is also South Africa’s wealthiest person.
2) Nassef Sawiris
Estimated Net worth: $8.12 billion (2021)
Nassef, like his brothers Naguib and Samih, is one of Africa’s wealthiest persons. He is the eldest of the three brothers and is the CEO of Orascom Constructions, which was founded after the Orascom conglomerate was divided into many firms. His most significant asset is his 6% interest in Adidas AG (ETR: ADS). The English football club Aston Villa was purchased by the NSWE group, which is owned by Nassef and American investor Wes Edens.
1) Aliko Dangote
Estimated Net worth: $11.3 billion (2021)
Aliko Dangote is Africa’s richest man and has numerous honors. He’s also known as Africa’s indisputable cement king. Aliko Dangote is poised to make a dent in the African oil market with his daring, reckless, and ambitious $12 billion Dangote oil refinery project in Lagos. The Dangote oil refinery, when finished, will be the world’s largest, producing over 650,000 BPD. A urea manufacturing unit with a capacity of 3 million metric tons per year will also be included in the refinery. Dangote also gained a fortune by investing in equities of publicly traded salt and sugar producers.