Saturday 21 April 2018

Five Africans in Forbes’ Top 10 Black Billionaires list

Five Africans in Forbes’ Top 10 Black Billionaires list
(Agence Ecofin 08/09/17)
Aliko Dangote, the nigerian businessman.

Five Africans are listed in Forbes’ Top 10 Black Billionaires list, with Aliko Dangote crowing the ranking.

With a wealth valued at $12.2 billion, the Nigerian Tycoon remains the world’s richest black person. Next is his fellow countryman Mike Adenuga who holds the third position in the ranking with a wealth of $6.1 billion, ahead of Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola’s President, José Eduardo dos Santos, whose wealth is valued at $3.1 billion.

With a wealth of $1.8 billion, South African Patrice Motsepe, head of investment firm African Rainbow Capital (ARC) is seventh in the ranking. Nipping at this heels is another Nigerian, Folorunsho Alakija whose wealth is estimated at $1.61 billion.

Also in Forbes’ ranking are British billionaire from Sudan, Mohammed Ibrahim ($1.14 billion) and Saudi billionaire born in Ethiopia, Mohammed Al-Amoudi ($8.4 billion).

Here is the full top 10 list of richest Black individuals in the world:

1-Aliko Dangote : $12.2 billion (Nigeria)

2-Mohammed Al-Amoudi: $8.4 billion (Saudi Arabia)

3-Mike Adenuga : $6.1 billion (Nigeria)

4-Isabel Dos Santos : $3.1 billion (Angola)

5-Oprah Winfrey : $3 billion (United States)

6-Robert Smith : $2.5 billion (United States)

7-Patrice Motsepe : $1.81 billion (South Africa)

8-Folorunsho Alakija : $1.61 billion (Nigeria)

9-Michael Jordan : $1.31 billion (United States)

10-Mohammed Ibrahim : $1.14 billion (United Kingdom)

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