After nine years, Dangote is still Africa’s richest man; check who’s in the top 10

Mohammed Awal Feb 13, 2020 at 11:00am

February 13, 2020 at 11:00 am | Opinions & Features

Mohammed Awal

Mohammed Awal

February 13, 2020 at 11:00 am | Opinions & Features

Founder and Chief Executive of the Dangote Group Aliko Dangote gestures during an interview with Reuters in his office in Lagos, Nigeria, June 13, 2012. To match Insight NIGERIA-FOREX/DANGOTE REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye/File Photo - RTX2HPTG

Aliko Dangote of Nigeria has been declared as Africa’s richest man for the ninth consecutive year.

The latest world’s billionaires ranking by Forbes puts Dangote’s worth at $10.1 billion. That’s some $2 million less a year ago; $10.3 billion.

According to the American global media company, the continent has 20 billionaires worth a combined $73.4 billion, up from $68.7 billion a year ago.

These billionaires are from eight African countries out of the 54 nations on the continent.

Egypt and South Africa, according to Forbes dominate the top richest people on the continent as well as rank overall with five billionaires each.

Nigeria comes second with four billionaires including the unrivaled Dangote.

In this article, Face2face Africa presents the continent’s top 10 billionaires.

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