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South Africa's billionaire, Patrice Motsepe

Meet Africa’s Top 7 Billionaires – 2018

When it comes to the richest men in the world, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are most common figures, everyone knows, they are the well known billionaires. But this time around, let’s look in to Africa, when i was still in school, we used to call it ‘’ The dark continent’’ this sounds urgly, isn’t it?

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Africa is the wealthiest continent, with a lot of resources, you may ask yourself why the people are so poor? Besides that, the continent has a few successful people, who have managed to reach the top through hard work.

Here are a few richest billionaires in Africa

1).  Aliko Dangote – worth $13.8 billion

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When it comes to the richest man in Africa, the 60 year old, self-made  Nigerian Business man, Aliko Dangote is on top of the list according to business insider, Dangote is the Chief Executive Officer of Dangote group for over 34 years, he’s networth is over $13 billion.

Dangote’s wealth was not inherited, he’s a self-made billionaire, and his company, Dangote group is the largest producer of cement and it’s listed on the stock exchange of Nigeria.

2).  Mohammed Hussein Almoudi – worth $10.8 billionaire

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The 70 year old Ethiopian billionaire is also a citizen of Saudi Arabia, by the age of 19, he moved from Ethiopia to Saudi Arabia where his fortune begun. He deals in Oil, Mining and agriculture.

3). Mike Adenunga – worth $5.4 billion

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The 64 year old Nigerian billionaire, Mike Adenunga is the chairman of Globacom, the telecommunications company with more than 36 million subscribers. Mike owns the majority shares in Conoil, the Lagos based oil company, according to Bloomberg.

4).  Isabel Dos Santos – worth $2.7 billion

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The 44 year old is currently the youngest female billionaire in Africa, Isabel is the daughter to the former president of Angola, Jose Eduardo Dos Santos.

Isabel’s investments are private and independent. Her wealth is  mainly linked to her father, according to Forbes

5).  Patrice Motsepe – worth $2.6 billion

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The 55 year old South African billionaire, Patrice Motsepe is behind South Africa’s mining industry, he founded a company called African Rainbow Minerals. Motsepe and his wife help to create new jobs, help the disabled and improves the lives of children through their foundation called Motsepe Foundation.

6). Folorunsho Alakija – worth $1.49 billion

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The 66 year old female Nigeria self-made billionaire, Alakija is currently the vice chairman of Famfa Oil, a Nigerian oil giant, Alakija resides in Nigeria’s capital, Lagos. She deals in Oil and retail.

7).  Muhammed Ibrahim – worth $1.18 billion

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The 71 year old Sudanese self-made billionaire, Muhammed Ibrahim is among the richest Africans on the list, he was born in Sudan, but later, he moved in UK where he lives now. In 2005, he sold his telecommunications company, CELTEL, according to Forbes.

He created Mo Ibrahim Foundation where he spends much of his time helping to improve the lives of Africans.

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