There are 25 African billionaires this year, up from 24 last year. Nigerian businessmen Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu failed to make the cut this year.

Mohammed Dewji of Tanzania is still the youngest billionaire in Africa with a fortune FORBES estimates at $1.09 billion.

Angolan investor Isabel dos Santos and oil tycoon Folorunsho Alakija of Nigeria still remain the only two female billionaires on the continent.

Meet the 24 African billionaires:

  1. Aliko Dangote, Nigerian
 Net Worth: $12.2 billion

Source Of Wealth: Cement, flour, sugar, salt

  1. Nicky Oppenheimer, South African
 Net Worth: $7 billion

Source Of Wealth: Diamonds

  1. Mike Adenuga, Nigerian

Net Worth: $6.1 billion

Source Of Wealth: Telecom, Oil, Real Estat

     4. Johann Rupert, South African

Net Worth: $6.3 billion

Source Of Wealth: Luxury Goods

     5. Nassef Sawiris, Egyptian

Net Worth: $6.2billion

Source Of Wealth: Construction, Chemicals

     6. Christoffel Wiese, South African

Net Worth: $5.9 billion

Source Of Wealth: Retail

     7. Nathan Kirsch, Swazi

Net Worth: $3.9 billion

Source Of Wealth: Retail

     8. Naguib Sawiris, Egyptian

Net Worth: $3.8 billion

Source Of Wealth: Telecom

     9. Isabel dos Santos, Angolan

Net Worth: $3.1 billion

Source Of Wealth: Investments

10. Issad Rebrab, Algerian

Net Worth: $3 billion

Source of Wealth: Food

11. Mohamed Mansour, Egyptian

Net Worth: $2.7 billion

Source Of Wealth: Diversified

12. Koos Bekker, South African

Net Worth: $2.1 billion

Source Of Wealth: Media, Investments

    13.  Allan Gray, South African

Net Worth: $1.99 billion

Source Of Wealth: Money Management

    14. Othman Benjelloun, Moroccan

Net Worth: $1.9 billion

Source Of Wealth: Banking, Insurance

    15. Mohamed Al Fayed, Egyptian

Net Worth: $1.82 billion

Source Of Wealth: Retailing

   16. Patrice Motsepe, South African

Net Worth: $1.81 billion

Source Of Wealth: Mining

   17. Yasseen Mansour, Egyptian

Net Worth: $1.76 billion

Source Of Wealth: Diversified

   18. Folorunsho Alakija, Nigerian

Net Worth: $1.61 billion

Source Of Wealth: Oil

   19. Aziz Akhannouch, Moroccan

Net Worth: $1.58 billion

Source Of Wealth: Petroleum, Diversified

   20. Mohammed Dewji, Tanzanian

Net Worth: $1.4 billion

Source Of Wealth: Diversified

   21. Stephen Saad, South African

Net Worth: $1.21 billion

Source Of Wealth: Pharmaceuticals

   22. Youssef Mansour, Egyptian

Net Worth: $1.15 billion

Source: Diversified

  23. Onsi Sawiris, Egyptian

Net Worth: $1.14 billion

Source Of Wealth: Construction, Telecom

  1. Anas Sefrioui, Moroccan

Net Worth: $1.06 billion

Source Of Wealth: Real Estate

25.  Jannie Mouton, South African

Net Worth: $1 billion

Source Of Wealth: Financial services

 

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Source: Forbes

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