Dangote & Mike Adenuga Leads Forbes “Richest Men In Africa” 2019

Forbes has released the full list of the Richest Men in Africa 2019. Aliko Dangote still remains the number 1. He, however, lost almost $2bn compared to his last year’s worth. The list was released on Wednesday.
Dangote’s estimated $10.3 billion net worth is nearly $2 billion less than a year ago.

Another Nigerian, Folorunsho Alakija was one of the billionaires, who suffered a drop in their net worth between last year and this year, as she held No 19 on the 20-man list. The rating magazine reports that Alakija’s net worth dropped due to a decline in the value of one of Nigeria’s most productive oil fields.

Mike Adenuga, the owner of Globacom, emerged Africa’s 5th richest man. He is worth an estimated $9.2 billion.
Others are Nigeria’s cement mogul Abdulsamad Rabiu, who runs and owns the BUA Group, standing at number 16 on the list for the first time since 2015.

See Full List below:

Dangote & Mike Adenuga Leads Forbes "Richest Men In Africa" 2019

1. Aliko Dangote – $10.3 B; Age: 61; Source of Wealth: cement, sugar, flour
2. Mike Adenuga – $9.2 B; Age: 65; Source of Wealth: telecom, oil
3. Nicky Oppenheimer – $7.3 B; Age: 73; Source of Wealth: diamonds
4. Nassef Sawiris – $6.3 B; Age: 57; Source of Wealth: construction, chemicals
5. Johann Rupert – $5.3 B; Age: 68; Source of Wealth: luxury goods
6. Issad Rebrab – $3.7 B; Age: 75; Source of Wealth: food
7. Naguib Sawiris – $2.9 B; Age: 64; Source of Wealth: telecom
8. Koos Bekker – $2.3 B; Age: 66; Source of Wealth: media, investments
8. Isabel dos Santos – $2.3 B; Age: 45; Source of Wealth: investments
8. Mohamed Mansour – $2.3 B; Age: 70; Source of Wealth: diversified
8. Strive Masiyiwa – $2.3 B; Age: 57; Source of Wealth: telecom
8. Patrice Motsepe – $2.3 B; Age: 56; Source of Wealth: mining
13. Aziz Akhannouch – $2.1 B; Age: 58; Source of Wealth: petroleum, diversified
14. Mohammed Dewji – $1.9 B; Age: 43; Source of Wealth: diversified
15. Othman Benjelloun – $1.7 B; Age: 86; Source of Wealth: banking, insurance
16. Abdulsamad Rabiu – $1.6 B; Age: 58; Source of Wealth: cement, sugar
17. Yasseen Mansour – $1.5 B; Age: 57; Source of Wealth: diversified
18. Youssef Mansour – $1.2 B; Age: 73; Source of Wealth: diversified
19. Folorunsho Alakija – $1.1 B; Age: 68; Source of Wealth: oil
19. Michiel Le Roux – $1.1 B; Age: 69; Source of Wealth: banking

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