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Top 10 billionaires in Africa and how they made their money

August 02, 2019 at 12:09 pm | Money Moves

Elikem M. Aflakpui

Elikem M. Aflakpui

August 02, 2019 at 12:09 pm | Money Moves

In January this year, Forbes released a list of the wealthiest people on the African continent. Altogether, the 20 African tycoons who made the list are worth $68.7 billion, putting them at an average net worth of $3.4 billion per person.

In a per country ranking, Egypt and South Africa have the highest country representatives with five billionaires each, Nigeria follows with four and Morocco with two. The Forbes list had one billionaire each from Algeria, Angola, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, and there were two women in the mix.

In this piece, we highlight the ten wealthiest people in Africa and how they made their money.

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