15 Africa's richest people have a combined net worth of N23 trillion

15 Africa's richest people have a combined net worth of N23 trillion

- The top 15 richest people in Africa have a combined net worth of around N23 trillion

- Legit.ng compiled a list of the top 15 richest people, including details such as their age and the country they earned their wealth in

- Nigeria's Aliko Dangote is number one on the list as he is the richest man in Africa

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Fifteen of the richest people in the continent of Africa have a combined net worth of N23 trillion. Topping the list is Nigeria's Aliko Dangote who has a net worth of $13.5 billion (N5,179,815,000,000).

Coming in at number 11 is South Africa's Patrice Motsepe. Motsepe is also President Cyril Ramaphosa's brother-in-law. His older sister, Dr Tshepo, has been the wife of Ramaphosa since the 90s.

These billionaires secured their bag by making investments in various industries. Legit.ng compiled a list of the top 15, including their net worth, age and the country they made their fortune in.

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15 Richest people in Africa with a combined net worth of R1 trillion
Patrice Motsepe, chairman of Harmony Gold Mining Co., listens at a press conference in Sandton, Johannesburg, Monday, October 18, 2004. Source: Naashon Zalk/Bloomberg via Getty
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15. Youssef Mansour (75)

Country: Egypt

Net worth: $1.9 billion

14. Isabel dos Santos (47)

Country: Angola

Net worth: $1.7 billion

13. Yasseen Mansour (59)

Country: Egypt

Net worth: $2.3 billion

12. Koos Bekker (67)

Country: South Africa

Net worth: $2.5 billion

11. Patrice Motsepe (58)

Country: South Africa

Net worth: $2.2 billion

10. Abdulsamad Rabiu (60)

Country: Nigeria

Net worth: $3.1 billion

9. Mohamed Mansour (72)

Country: Egypt

Net worth: $3.3 billion

8. Aziz Akhannouch (59)

Country: Morocco

Net worth: $3.5 billion

7. Naguib Sawiris (66)

Country: Egypt

Net worth: $5.34 billion

6. Nassef Sawiris (59)

Country: Egypt

Net worth: $5.6 billion

5. Nicky Oppenheimer (75)

Country: South Africa

Net worth: $6.53 billion

4. Johann Rupert (70)

Country: South Africa

Net worth: $6.64 billion

3. Issad Rebrab (76)

15 Richest people in Africa with a combined net worth of R1 trillion
Issad Rebrab made it to number 3 in the top 15 richest people in Africa. Source: Issad Rebrab/Facebook
Source: Facebook

Country: Algeria

Net worth: $7.5 billion

2. Mike Adenuga (67)

15 Richest people in Africa with a combined net worth of R1 trillion
Mike Adenuga is number 2 in the top 15 richest men in Africa. Source: @Drmike_adenuga/Twitter
Source: Twitter

Country: Nigeria

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Net worth: $7.7 billion

1. Aliko Dangote (63)

15 Richest people in Africa with a combined net worth of R1 trillion
Aliko Dangote, president and chief executive officer of Dangote Group, listens during a Bloomberg Television interview on the sidelines in Singapore. Source: Wei Leng Tay/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

Country: Nigeria

Net Worth: $13.5 billion

The above information was gathered from businessinsider.co.za.

In similar news, Legit.ng compiled a list of 18 people who joined the billionaires club in 2020. The 2020 Forbes list of 400 billionaires proved that as it has new 18 rich people.

According to Forbes, the fortunes of this crop of new money range from video conferencing to equity and electric vehicles. It should be noted that the minimum requirement to make the list is $2.1 billion, meaning that is the lowest net worth of the newcomers.

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