Mike Adenuga is now the second richest man in Africa after Aliko Dangote


There are 24 African billionaires this year, down from 28 in 2015. And according to Forbes, Nigerian businessman Mike Adenuga is the biggest gainer among the African billionaires. He is now worth $10 billion, up from $4 billion a year ago.

The significant jump in Adenuga’s fortune according to Forbes is attributable to new information on the value of his telecom, oil and real estate holdings. Angolan investor Isabel dos Santos and oil tycoon Folorunsho Alakija of Nigeria still remain the only two female billionaires on the continent. See the top 23 richest people in Africa below

  1. Aliko Dangote, Nigerian

Net Worth: $14.4 billion

Source Of Wealth: Cement, flour, sugar, salt

  1. Mike Adenuga, Nigerian

Net Worth: $10 billion
Source Of Wealth: Telecom, Oil, Real Estate

  1. Nicky Oppenheimer, South African

Net Worth: $6.6 billion

Source Of Wealth: Diamonds

  1. Christoffel Wiese, South African

Net Worth: $6.2 billion
Source Of Wealth: Retailing

  1. Johann Rupert, South African

Net Worth: $5.3 billion
Source Of Wealth: Luxury Goods

  1. Nassef Sawiris, Egyptian Net Worth: $4.1 billionSource Of Wealth: Construction, Chemicals
  2. Nathan Kirsch, Swazi

Net Worth: $3.7 billion
Source Of Wealth: Retail





 

  1. Isabel dos Santos, Angolan

Net Worth: $3.1 billion
Source Of Wealth: Investments

  1. Issad Rebrab, Algerian

Net Worth: $3.1 billion
Source of Wealth: Food

  1. Naguib Sawiris, Egyptian

Net Worth: $3 billion
Source Of Wealth: Telecom

  1. Mohammed Mansour, Egyptian

Net Worth: $2.5 billion
Source Of Wealth: Diversified

  1. Othman Benjelloun, Moroccan

Net Worth: $1.9 billion
Source Of Wealth: Banking, Insurance

  1. Mohamed Al Fayed, Egyptian

Net Worth: $1.9 billion
Source Of Wealth: Retailing

  1. Femi Otedola, NigerianNet Worth: $1.85 billion
  2. Youssef Mansour, Egyptian

Net Worth: $1.73 billion
Source: Diversified

  1. Folorunsho Alakija, Nigerian

Net Worth: $1.55 billion
Source Of Wealth: Oil





 

  1. Allan Gray, South African

Net Worth: $1.49 billion
Source Of Wealth: Money Management

  1. Koos Bekker, South African

Net Worth: $1.47 billion
Source Of Wealth: Media, Investments

  1. Yasseen Mansour, Egyptian

Net Worth: $1.39 billion
Source Of Wealth: Diversified
20. Aziz Akhannouch, Moroccan
Net Worth: $1.25 billion
Source Of Wealth: Petroleum, Diversified





 

  1. Patrice Motsepe, South African

Net Worth: $1.15 billion
Source Of Wealth: Mining

  1. Abdulsamad Rabiu, Nigerian

Net Worth: $1.1 billion
Source Of Wealth: Diversified

  1. Onsi Sawiris, Egyptian

Net Worth: $1.09 billion
Source Of Wealth: Construction, Telecom
24. Mohammed Dewji, Tanzanian
Net Worth: $1.09 billion

Source Of Wealth: Diversified


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