For the eighth year in a row, Aliko Dangote has been Named Africa’s richest person. His net worth is estimated at $10.3 billion, nearly $2 billion less than a year ago. The drop in his net worth is primarily due to a roughly 20% drop in the stock price of Dangote Cement, his most valuable asset.
The continent’s second richest is Mike Adenuga, he is worth an estimated $9.2 billion. Adenuga owns Globacom, which is Nigeria’s third-largest mobile phone network, plus oil exploration firm Conoil Producing, extensive real estate holdings in Nigeria and a network of 12,000 cellphone towers. His net worth climbed dramatically from $5.3 billion in January 2018 as a result of more detailed information provided by him about his assets.
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Top 10 Richest Persons in Africa, 2019
#1 Aliko Dangote, Networth: $10.3 B
#2 Mike Adenuga, Networth: $9.2 B
#3 Nicky Oppenheimer, Networth: $7.3 B
#4 Nassef Sawiris, Networth: $6.3 B
#5 Johann Rupert, Networth: $5.3 B
#6 Issad Rebrab, Networth: $3.7 B
#7 Naguib Sawiris, Networth: $2.9 B
#8 Koos Bekker, Networth: $2.3 B
#9 Isabel dos Santos, Networth: $2.3 B
#10 Mohamed Mansour, Networth: $2.3 B