Nigerian businessman, Aliko Dangote has emerged as the richest person in Africa for 2022 according to the list released by Forbes.
Naija News understands Forbes used the stock prices and currency exchange rates from January 19, 2022, to determine the net worth of individuals on the list.
According to the list, South Africa and Egypt have five persons each while Nigeria has three persons on the list.
The list unveiled contains the current net worth of each individual, their age as well as their source of wealth.
Check them out below.
1 Aliko Dangote $13.9b 64 cement, sugar
2 Johann Rupert $11b 71 luxury goods
3 Nicky Oppenheimer $8.7b 76 diamonds
4 Nassef Sawiris $8.6b 61 construction, investments
5 Abdulsamad Rabiu $7b 61 cement, sugar
6 Mike Adenuga $6.7b 68 telecom, oil
7 Issad Rebrab $5.1b 78 food
8 Naguib Sawiris $3.4b 67 telecom
9 Patrice Motsepe $3.1b 59 mining
10 Koos Bekker $2.7b 69 media, investments
10 Strive Masiyiwa $2.7b 60 telecom
12 Mohamed Mansour $2.5b 74 diversified
13 Aziz Akhannouch $2.2b 61 petroleum, diversified
14 Michiel Le Roux $1.7b 72 banking
15 Othman Benjelloun $1.5b 89 banking, insurance
15 Mohammed Dewji $1.5b 46 diversified
15 Youssef Mansour $1.5b 76 diversified
18 Yasseen Mansour $1.1b 60 diversified
This year is the eleventh time Dangote will be appearing on the list as Africa’s richest man.