Where's Otedola? And Elumelu? Forbes lists 'Africa's richest people'

by Seyi Lawal





Seriously, we thought those heavy hitters would finally make the list this year? But Forbes has released its inaugural list of the 40 Richest People in Africa – and the chief executives of Forte Oil and Heir Holdings respectively are still not there; even though there are a few new entrants.

The richest is still Aliko Dangote of Nigeria, with a $10.1 billion fortune based on his stake in publicly-traded Dangote Cement –which has operations across Africa. Telecoms mogul, Mike Adenuga is the fourth richest with $4.3 billion.

The combined wealth of the 40 richest is $64.9 billion – more than Thailand’s 40 richest (at $45 billion) but less than Taiwan’s (at $92.7 billion).

 Africa’s Top Ten

1. Aliko Dangote – $10.1Billion

2. Nicky Oppenheimer & Family -$6.5Billion

3. Nassef sawiris-$4.75Billion

4. Johann Rupert & Family-$4.7Billion

5. Mike Adenuga -$4.3Billion

6. Milioud chaabi -$3 Billion

7. Naguib sawiris-$2.9Billion

8. Christoffel Wiese-$2.7Billion

9. Onsi Sawiris-$2.6Billion

10. Patrice Motsepe-$2.5Billion.

Other Nigerians:

Jim Ovia is the 17th richest with $775, Million.

Oba Otudeko is 24th with $550M.

Hakeem Bello Osagie is 28th with $450M.

Congrats to them! Share your thoughts – who shouldn’t be here, why are some heavy hitters not here, and then there’s the elephant in the room… where did they get all that money from?!

Comments (3)

  1. Someday soon,I'l make this list

  2. They made a mistake, they forgot to include Stephen Chukwumah….he is still up coming but is gearing to become the biggest thing in Afric, even world's richest, representing Nigeria.

  3. Otedola's nothing but a bloody debtor. Forbes can see tht

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