Meet The Only Two Nigerians In Forbes 2020 Top 3 List Of Richest Men In Africa

Only two Nigerians have made it in Forbes 2020 list of top three richest men in Africa.

Two Nigerians In Forbes 2020 Top 3 List Of Richest Men In Africa
Aliko Dangote and Mike Adenuga

Nigerian billionaires, Aliko Dangote and Mike Adenuga, were the only two Nigerians who made the top three of Forbes Africa’s Billionaires list of 2020.

Other African moguls also appeared in the complete list released by forbes.

Dangote is the President/CEO of Dangote Group, while Adenuga is the owner of Globacom.

The list according to Forbes captures only eight countries who have billionaires; Egypt and South Africa are tied with five billionaires each, followed by Nigeria with four and Morocco with two.

Maintaining the number one spot with a net worth of $10.1 billion, 62-year-old Dangote, an industrialist with investments in cement, oil and gas, flour and sugar surpassed Egyptian billionaire, Nassef Sawiris whose net worth stands at $8 billion.

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Mr Sawiris’ most valuable assets are in Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) one of the world’s largest nitrogen fertilizer producers, with plants in Texas and Iowa.

He also has stakes in cement giant, Lafarge Holcim and Adidas, where he sits on the supervisory board.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s second richest man, Mike Adenuga maintained the number three spot with a net worth of $7.7 billion.

Adenuga built his fortune in banking, oil production and telecom with the mobile phone network, Globacom – Nigeria’s third-largest operator.

Also tied at number three spot with Adenuga is South Africa’s Nicky Oppenheimer and his family with a net worth of $7.7 billion.

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Oppenheimer, heir to his family’s fortune occupies a controlling spot in the world’s diamond trade and owns at least 720 square miles of conservation land across South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

At number five spot on Forbes list is chairman of Swiss luxury goods firm Compagnie Financiere Richemont, Johann Rupert.

Mr Rupert, another South African billionaire has a net worth of $6.5 billion.

The company is best known for its brands, Cartier and Montblanc.

Below is the full list of Africa’s billionaires:

Aliko Dangote $10.1 billion
Nassef Sawiris $8 billion
Mike Adenuga $7.7 billion
(3) Nicky Oppenheimer $7.7 billion
Johann Rupert $6.5 billion
Issad Rebrab $4.4 billion
Mohamed Mansour $3.3 billion
Abdulsamad Rabiu $3.1 billion
Naguib Sawiris $3 billion
Patrice Motsepe $2.6 billion
Koos Bekker – $2.5 billion
Yasseen Mansour – $2.3 billion
Isabel dos Santos – $2.2 billion
Youssef Mansour – $1.9 billion
Aziz Akhannouch – $1.7 billion
Mohammed Dewji – $1.6 billion
Othman Benjelloun – $1.4 billion
Michiel Le Roux – $1.3 billion
Strive Masiyiwa – $1.1 billion
Folorunsho Alakija – $1 billion

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