The Richest People in Africa
Who is the richest man in Africa? This is the 33rd year of tracking Global wealth income and this list has been pretty much our favorite.
Africa has been home to several billionaires and it doesn’t come as a surprise that most of them are self-made because they have taken advantage of challenges and potentials in Africa and have utilized them to make a lot of money. Here is a list of the top 10 Richest men in Africa.
10. Mohamed Mansour($2.3 Billion)
Mohamed Mansour comes from the family that owns the Mansour Group which today has a presence in 110 countries and total revenues exceeding $6 billion. Mansour gained an engineering degree from North Carolina State University in 1968, once worked as a busboy in a pizza parlor to pay for his university education.
Mansour heads General Motors in Egypt and it was established in Egypt in 1975 and has since become one of General Motors biggest distributor in the world.
9. Isabel dos Santos($2.3 Billion)
Isabel dos Santos is the richest woman in Africa and also the eldest child to Angola’s former President who ruled the country for 38 good years. President José Eduardo dos Santos stepped down in 2017.
She found her fortune when she invested in stakes in Angolan companies including banks and a telecom firm, this all took place when her father was in power.
She is often referred to as the ‘Princess’ in Angola.
Isabel has shares in Portuguese companies, including a cable TV company Nos SGPS and telecom.
8. Koos Bekker($2.3 Billion)
Koos Bekker is a billionaire from South Africa and he is the man behind the success of Naspers. Naspers is a broad-based multinational internet and media group headquartered in South Africa, it operates in more than 130 countries. He also more than 70% of his Naspers shares in 2015.
Bekker was born 14 December 1952 and graduated with an MBA degree in Columbia Business School in 1984.
7. Naguib Sawiris($2.9 Billion)
Naguib is the brother to Nassef Sawiris who is worth $6.3 Billion. They both coe from a very wealthy family and they are three brothers.
Telecommunication is the origin of wealth for Naguib. He is the chairman of Orascom Telecom Media & Technology.
6. Issad Rebrab($3.7 Billion)
Issad who is number six on our Africa’s Richest has been a teacher at some point in his life. He has taught accounting and commercial law. Issad later left teaching, and started his own accounting firm. He owns Cevital which has the largest sugar refineries in the world. Cevital is also Algeria’s biggest privately-held company and has the capacity to produce 2 tonnes a year.
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5. Johann Rupert($5.3 Billion)
Johann is the second Richest person in South Africa with an estimated net worth of $5.3 Billion. He is currently the Chairman of the Swiss-based luxury goods company Richemont and the South Africa-based company Remgro where he has a seven percent stake. Richemont is best known for the brands Cartier and Montblanc.
Rupert repeatedly said in interviews that his biggest regret was not buying half of Gucci for $175 million when he had the chance to.
4. Nassef Sawiris($6.3 Billion)
Nassef Sawiris comes from Egypt’s wealthiest family and he is the youngest among the three brothers. His brother Naguib is also a billionaire. He runs one of the largest nitrogen fertilizer producers in the world(OCI). OCI has plants in Texas and Iowa.
His holdings embrace stakes in cement giant Lafarge Holcim and Adidas; he sits on the supervisory board of Adidas. He currently lives in London and also stays in New-York from time to time.
3. Nicky Oppenheimer($7.4 Billion)
Nicky Oppenheimer is a South African Businessman and his origin of wealth came from Diamonds. His grandfather founded the company Anglo American in 1917 which Nicky now owns an estimated one percent stake in. He was once a chairman of De Beers which is a Diamond mining company and was also a deputy chairman of Anglo American in the early stages of his life. Other than the wealth he has acquired from diamonds, Oppenheimer owns Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, the largest private game reserve in South Africa.
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2. Mike Adenuga($9.4 Billion)
Adenuga is currently the second richest man in Nigeria and designed his fortune in telecommunication and oil production. He is the owner of Globacom which is currently the third largest operator in the Continent of Africa. Globacom is also largely used in Ghana and Benin.
Adenuga, born on 29 April 1953, started his career back in 1990 when he received a drilling license.
1. Aliko Dangote($10.3 Billion)
For the eighth year in an exceeding row, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria is Africa’s richest person. He is currently worth $10.3 billion and that is $2 billion less than a year ago due to a fall in Dangote Cement stock.
Dangote has largely invested in cement, sugar, flour hence his origin of wealth. He also has a book where he explains how he gained wealth and how he used to buy sweets and give them to others to sell at a very young age, then he kept the profits. Aliko Dangote is currently the richest man in Africa.
In conclusion, he is also one of the youngest self-made billionaires we have on this list.
FUN FACT: Aliko Dangote wants to Buy Arsenal in the future and get back the Football Club to its winning streak.
Question: Who is the richest man in Africa?
Answer: Aliko Dangote
Powder Spring’s Very Own Geek Boy Troy Set to Release a Statement Jam “Keep Shining” on the 16th of April
Geek Boy Troy is your favorite boy from Powder Springs who dares to step out of the rap scene with his fresh hits that smell like a daisy- taking his listeners on a high premium sound that has all the qualities of a legend in the making! Dripped in an evocative and raw display of emotion, his tracks decorated with that tuneful hip-hop wave and dripping with lyrical authenticity and rap mastery always take a listener from the realm of one planet to the realm of another in majestic fashion. His unpredictability also affords him the pleasure of exploring and keeping his audience guessing about the style of flow his next tracks will adopt and this is a unique thing which means that he feeds off of the anticipation and intrigue from his fans to deliver world-class tunes that meet the high standards his audience has placed him with!
He just celebrated his birthday and crossed over to the 25 mark and to mark this special day, he is set to release a groovy vibe for all the Aries babies titled “Keep Shining” which will be officially dropped on the 16th of April 2022. Everything about this track pops and dazzles from the intro all the way to the outro with the cinematic silk of the percussive intro being waited at the by line and met with grandiose stun as Geek Boy Troy takes the moment all by himself and delivers a show-stopping rap performance that feels like it marks the arrival of a major rap talent!
Giving ode to the southern type of blend and mix that echoes through the strong and intense hip-hop instrumentation of heavy bass and laid-back yet intense rhythmic melodicism, Geek Boy Troy establishes himself as a quintessential Powder Springs MC with his witty bars that overflow with confidence and maturity. Like some Koby Bryant on the basketball court, Troy gives off an MVP performance which is simply a sensation for an artist his age.
There is melodious intrigue and allure in the percussion which can never be written off your memory and exactly what qualifies this track as the masterpiece art it is. With releases like “Keep Shining” making way to what promises to be a musical year; brace yourself for some Geek Boy Troy wondrousness!
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DV Beat’s Latin and Reggae Infused Dancehall Glamorous Track “The 1” Featuring ABeck Is Out Now!
DV Beats is the creative genius producer behind enthralling tracks such as “Alza la Mano”, “Baile House”, “Beat That”, “Tambora – Original Mix” among other splendid tracks. He is not limited to any one type of genre and splits the lines of dancehall, reggaeton, Latin among other Caribbean influences. He currently resides in Florida but was born to a Puerto Rican father and Panamanian mother and he grew up listening to an extensive variety within the Caribbean/Latino realm of music, from salsa to reggae to dancehall to merengue and reggaeton. These sounds still influence his type of productions and even in his latest track “The 1” his first-ever collaboration as DV Beats which he featured ABeck is dancehall-inspired and an exceptionally produced track that will take listeners back to the dance floor in joyous fashion.
“The 1” is a funky mix of dancehall, reggaeton, Latin, and dance and the perfect fit for dancehall radio. The melody of this track sets the tone for this tune born in the Caribbean; it’s easy to see how the melodies of the island have inspired the reggaeton, dembow feel of the piece. This dancehall track is fun, bright, melodic, and uplifting with a great Latino and dance rhythm featuring the pulsating and infectious sounds of the snares, the sensational percussive elements, the sub-bass, the resounding 808’s, the hit samples, shakers, the guitar loops, kicks and snares, the sweeps and the extra rhythmic edge color and depth added by the tambourine loop and the intriguing sweeps.
Accompanying these extravagant melodies is his vocal drops that have been heightened with the reverb effect and the cleverly integrated delay. This is a proper cultural sound and DV Beats and ABeck really did some magic on it. The catchy lyrics veering on some melancholic gear gets consumed by the bright and bubbly rhythmicity.
“The 1” is now available on all major streaming platforms – follow the attached link to stream it, like, save as a favorite and share with your inner circle who get thrilled by dancehall tunes like these!
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Unbreakable and Unfazed; Recording Artist Aaron Night Seeks to Inspire Through His Groundbreaking Release “Through It All”
Ever since he was young, Aaron Night knew that his passion lay in music and performed to anyone in his family who cared to listen including his not so impressed younger brothers but his mom always noticed and decided to nurture his talent by supporting and guiding him, including playing the guitar beside him during those family gatherings as Aaron sang his heart and soul out with voracious passion and showcased genuine love for music which seemed to flow through him like some electric current. Fast forward to the now recording artist going professionally by the name “Aaron Night” who decided to get into music full time by first taking time to learn from the best and gain some experience.
Aaron Night finds himself shattering the noise with his most recent string of releases. Debuting in 2021, “Flares”, penned by famed songwriter Ryan Tedder, quickly climbed Music Week’s UK Pop Charts Top #10 in no time while simultaneously hitting #11 in Germany’s Dance Charts. Topping out big names like Zara Larsson and Jason Derulo, Aaron has begun carving out his mark in the international market.
From this release “Through it all” you’ll get to experience an artist with limitless potential and you wouldn’t be able to differentiate this track from what you have been listening to on the radio. It is equally as magnificent and absorbing if not more! This song was inspired by a genuine narrative about his own experiences throughout the pandemic and how he eventually overcome his anxieties and energy-sucking monsters! This is a story of conquering our darkest fears and never looking back!
“Through it All” has a colorful melody with elegantly textured instruments starting with the acoustic guitar riffs that engage in a call and response motif with his mellifluous male vocals touching on every chord of the human heart. The gist of this track is found where the exuberant and rock-like percussion culminates a jamboree feel but also delivering a gloriously anthemic chorus that is catchy, melodious, and easily memorable.
Many of the modern arrangement and production techniques associated with the alternative pop and rock genre are here and are handled exceptionally well, from the energy building rises to the well-layered guitars bass sounds and the melodiously filtered rhythm to the heartwarming vocals that drive the track qualifying it as a radio-ready and radio-friendly tune that will undoubtedly appeal to the modern audiences.
He has started on a high note and things can only get better from here – “Through it all” is that track we did not know we needed and yet we do especially during these times where all sorts of atrocities are ganging up to try and weigh us down. Without further ado, let’s put our hands together for Aaron Night!
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