- King Mohammed VI of Morocco is the richest king in Africa with a net worth of $2 billion
- On the second and third positions are King Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan and late King Olubuse II with $300m and $75m wealth
- Nigeria has two kings listed on the top five richest according to Wikipedia
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Wikipedia has compiled a list of top 5 Africa’s richest kings. The platform reported that the ranking was published by Forbes magazine in 2014.
It should be noted the information regarding the king and their wealth was edited on its website on Thursday, May 28.
King Mohammed VI of Morocco led the other four kings on the list with $2billion. Nigerian King Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan, the Olugbo of the Ugbo Kingdom is second as he commands $300m.
Below is the full list:
1. King Mohammed VI of Morocco - $2bn (Morocco)
2. King Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan - $300m (Nigeria)
3. King Olubuse II, late Ooni of Ife - $75m (Nigeria)
4. King Mswati III, the Ngwenyama of Eswatini - $50m (Eswatini)
5. King Osei Tutu II, Asantehene of the Ashanti - $10m (Ghana)
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Aliko Dangote led the top richest people in Africa with a $9.5 billion wealth followed by Nicky Oppenheimer from South Africa who commands great riches in the tune of $7.5 billion.
Another Nigerian who made the top 8 cut is Mike Adenuga with a total wealth of $5.8bn (N2,244,600,000,000). Rabiu makes the third citizen from the country with $3.2 bn (N1,238,400,000,000).
In other news, Emmanuel Mogaji, a faculty member of the University of Greenwich, UK, is one of the many Nigerians representing the country well abroad.
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An Efon-Alaye indigene in Ekiti state, he bagged his first degree in architecture from the University of Lagos before proceeding to the UK for his MA and PhD.
In an interview with Rasheed Adebiyi on Tekedia platform, the Nigerian said he has been in the foreign country since he went there to school.
"I came to the Uk to study my Master's Degree and after Master's Degree, I stayed back to work and I went in for my PhD studies and since then I have actually been here. I came in through education route, that’s why I have been here. Well, the journey so far, I can say it has been fine,” he said.
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