2015 Top 5 Richest men in Africa
This list features the Top 5 Richest men in Africa, their net worth, country and brief history about them. Topping the list is the famous Nigerian billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote, He is the Richest man in Africa. See other top richest men in Africa here.
2015 Top 5 Richest Men in Africa
1. Aliko Dangote
Net Worth – $15.7 billion
Country – Nigeria
Aliko Dangote is a Nigerian billionaire businessman, who owns the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities. His company operates in Nigeria and 7 other African countries. His Dangote Group is West Africa’s largest industrial conglomerate and has interests in cement production, flour milling, sugar refining and food and beverages. He is the Richest man in Africa.
2. Johann Rupert
Net Worth – $7.4 billion
Country – South African
Rupert is the chairman of the Swiss-based luxury-goods company Richemont as well as of the South Africa-based company Remgro. He also owns two of South Africa’s best-known vineyards, Rupert & Rothschild and L’Ormarins as well as the Franschhoek Motor Museum which houses his personal collection of over 200 antique vehicles. Rupert is a former cricketer and founded the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation in 1990. Laureus funds 65 projects globally, with the goal of using sport to tackle social issues, having a particular emphasis on underprivileged children.
3. Nicky Oppenheimer & Family
Net Worth – $6.7 billion
Country – South African,
Nicky Oppenheimer is a South African businessman and philanthropist. His E. Oppenheimer & Son entity controls investment arms Stockdale Street Capital and Tana Africa Capital, a joint venture with Singapore government-owned investment firm Temasek. Tana holds minority interests in African food manufacturers Promasidor and Regina Co. He is one of the Top 5 Richest Men in Africa
4. Christoffel Wiese
Net Worth – $6.3 billion
Country – South African
Christoffel Wiese is among the Top 5 Richest Men in Africa, His source of wealth is consumer retail. Wiese owns a 15% stake in Shoprite Holdings, a chain of low-price supermarkets with a presence across multiple African countries. His other assets include Lanzerac Manor & Winery, a five-star hotel and a significant shareholding in Brait, a private equity firm.
5. Nassef Sawiris
Net Worth – $5.9 billion
Country – Egyptian
Sawiris founds his way in the Top 5 Richest Men in Africa. He is an Egyptian billionaire businessman, the youngest of Onsi Sawiris’ three sons and the ricestman in Egypt. He owns the country’s most valuable publicly-traded company Orascom Construction Industries (OCI). He also sealed a partnership last November with Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Co. to develop a coal-based power plant in Egypt.