Check Out The Top 7 Richest Men In The World That Have African Roots

Africa is widely considered to be one of the greatest continents in the world. It is not only well recognized for its rich culture and natural resources but also has a reputation for being the continent of origin of some of the world’s wealthiest men.

Below is a list of the top 7 richest men in the world that have African roots.

  1. Elon Musk

The 50-year-old entrepreneur who recently trended for acquiring the largest shares in the popular social media platform Twitter is considered to be the richest man in the world, with an estimated net worth of over 219 Billion dollars.

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Elon Musk was born to a South African father and a Canadian mother in Pretoria, one of the largest cities in South Africa.

  1. Aliko Dangote

The 65-year-old Business tycoon holds a reputation for being the richest black man in the world, with an estimated net worth of over 14 billion dollars. He was born in Kano state and hails from the northern region of Nigeria.

  1. Johann Rupert

The 71-year-old South African entrepreneur has an estimated net worth of over 11 billion dollars.

Johann Rupert is the chairman of the Swiss-based luxury-goods company Richemont and the South Africa-based company Remgro.

  1. Nicky Oppenheimer
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The 76-year-old South African business mogul has an estimated net worth of more than 8 billion dollars. Nicky Oppenheimer was a former chairman of “De Beers” diamond mining company.

  1. Nassef Sawiris

The 61-year-old Egyptian billionaire has an estimated net worth of more than 8 billion dollars. Nassef Sawiris holds the reputation of being the richest man in Egypt.

  1. Abdulsamad Rabiu

The 61-year-old philanthropist has an estimated net worth of over 7 billion dollars and is regarded as the second richest man in Nigeria. Abdulsamad Rabiu hails from Kano State, Nigeria.

  1. Mike Adenuga
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The 68-year-old billionaire hails from Ibadan, the western region of Nigeria. He is the owner of Globacom and has an estimated net worth of more than 6 billion dollars.    

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