BY Fredrick Ngugi, 6:05am May 09, 2016,

From Rags to Riches: Meet Africa’s Top Five Self-Made Billionaires

Nigerian self-made billionaire Mike Adenuga. (Photo:

Being counted among top African billionaires is a coveted privilege that not many people live to enjoy. They say to be born poor is inevitable but dying poor is an individual’s choice. This saying somewhat makes sense given that the majority of the most feted African billionaires were born with absolutely nothing. From humble beginnings, these five great Africans have grown into some of the wealthiest individuals on planet earth.

Last Edited by:Deidre Gantt Updated: May 9, 2016


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