Top Ten Richest People in Africa 2011

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Forbes Magazine has compiled and released the list of richest people in Africa 2011. The billionaires are mostly South Africans, Nigerians and Egyptians.

 

Aliko Dangote

Forbes names Aliko Dangote as the richest person in Africa 2011. Along with this honor title, he is also the Nigeria’s richest person and 58th richest people in the world. 53-year-old Aliko Dangote owns as much as $13.8 billion which grew 557% over the last year. The fortune comes mostly from his interests in textiles, oil, real estate and cement. Recently, he has bought a Bombardier aircraft as a birthday present for himself at $45 million.


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Nicky Oppenheimer & family


Nicky Oppenheimer, who works as the chairman of De Beers diamonds, owns interests in the gold mining company Anglo American plc and Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, has the fortune of up to $7 billion

Nicky Oppenheimer, who works as the chairman of De Beers diamonds, owns interests in the gold mining company Anglo American plc and Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. He has the fortune of up to $7 billion

 

Nassef Sawiris


Thanks to $5.6 billion, Nassef Sawiris is named the richest person in Egypt who 182nd richest person in the world

Thanks to $5.6 billion, Nassef Sawiris is named the richest person in Egypt and 182nd richest person in the world

 

Johann Rupert & family


Johann Rupert, whose money comes from the Swiss luxury group Richemont, Chloe bags and MontBlanc pens, is the second-richest person in South Africa and the 219th richest person in the world

Johann Rupert, whose money comes from the Swiss luxury group Richemont, Chloe bags and MontBlanc pens, is the second-richest person in South Africa and the 219th richest person in the world

 

Naguib Sawiris


Naguib Sawiris, who owns $3.5 billion n his fortune, is the head of Wind Telecom in Africa

Naguib Sawiris, who owns $3.5 billion n his fortune, is the head of Wind Telecom in Africa

 

Patrice Motsepe


Patrice Motsepe gets profitable when purchasing of low-producing gold mine shafts in 1994 and a stake in Sanlam

Patrice Motsepe gets profitable when purchasing of low-producing gold mine shafts in 1994 and a stake in Sanlam

 

Onsi Sawiris


The third-richest person in Egypt Onsi Sawiris is worth $2.9 billion which mainly goes from Orascom telecom, hotels and construction

The third-richest person in Egypt Onsi Sawiris is worth $2.9 billion which mainly goes from Orascom telecom, hotels and construction

 

Mike Adenuga


Working with Globacom (who launches 4G network), Equitorial Trust Bank and Conoil has boosted Mike Adenuga into the second-richest person in Nigeria and 595th richest person in the world

Working with Globacom (who launches 4G network), Equitorial Trust Bank and Conoil has boosted Mike Adenuga into the second-richest person in Nigeria and 595th richest person in the world

 

Mohamed Mansour


Mohamed Mansour is worth $2 billion thanks to his interests in diverse industries including supermarkets and real estate. Most significantly, his family is the biggest GM vehicles seller in the world

Mohamed Mansour is worth $2 billion thanks to his interests in diverse industries including supermarkets and real estate. Most significantly, his family is the biggest GM vehicles seller in the world

 

Yasseen Mansour


With $1.8 billion, Yasseen Mansour becomes the 692nd richest person in the world. Yasseen Mansour is head of Egypt’s second-largest retail estate developer Palm Hills Developments

With $1.8 billion, Yasseen Mansour becomes the 692nd richest person in the world. Yasseen Mansour is head of Egypt’s second-largest retail estate developer Palm Hills Developments

 

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This article was published on 2011/07/18