Top 5 Richest Men in Africa 2015

This is just to let the public no the richest men in the continent. It also includes their source of income. country of Origin and Net Worth and a brief History of their own.dangote

1. Aliko Dangote

Net worth – $15.7 Billion

Country – Nigeria.

The name Aliko Dangote rings a bell when it comes to the ears of Nigeria and Africa at large. He is a Nigerian billionaire. He is the CEO of Dangote Group of Company. The company’s top most priority is in commodities. According to reports, his company is the largest in West Africa. Though the company is at present in Nigeria and about 7 other African Nations. Top 5 Richest Men in Africa 2015
His company’s majorly deals on the production of Cement, flour milling, sugar refining etc. He is Aliko Dangote. The richest man in Africa.


Net Worth – $7.4 billion

Country – South Africa.

He is the proud of owner of the Swiss based luxury goods company called Richemont and Remgro based in South Africa. The founder of the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation was a former cricketer who hails from South Africa. According to recent reports, the Laureus Foundation for Good which was established in 1990 funds about 65 projects globally. The basilica aim of this projects is to use sportsmanship promote social issues. He also owns the Rupert & Rothschild and L’Ormarins vinyards in South Africa.

3. Nicky Oppenheimer

Net Worth – $6.7 billion

Country South Africa

Nicky Oppenheimer is as he is popularly known is a South African Philantropist and a business guru. His company’s name is Oppenheimer and sons entity holds great investment arms in stockdale Street Capital and the Tana Africa CAPITAL. hE ALSO HOLDS A JOINT BUSINESS VENTURE with the Singapaorian Government called Temasek.

4. Christoffel Wiese

Net Worth – $6.3 billion

Country – South Africa.

He primarily deals on consumer retailing and it seems to have favoured him greatly. As you can see, he is among the 5 richest people in Africa.
He is believed to have about 15% stake in Shoprite Holdings. A chain of a low priced supermarkets. Shoprite have its presence in almost all the African Nations and big cities across the continent.He also holds a very significant share in Brait. Brait is a foreign private equity firm. Some other of his investments are in real estate and a five star hotel called Lanzerac Manor & winery.

5. Nassef Sawiris

Net Worth – $5.9 billion.

Country – Egypt.

He is the richest man in Egypt as it stands now. He is the youngest among three sons of the Sawiris. He owns the Orascom Construction Industry (OCI) a valuable publicly traded company. Recently, he was reported to have sealed a partnership with Asian Oil Giant Abu Dhabis’s International Petroleum Investment Co. with purpose set to bring a developed coal based power plant to EGYPT.

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