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Who is the richest man in Africa?

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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.

Mohamed Mansour

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.

Isabel dos Santos

 

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.

Koos Bekker

 

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.

Naguib Sawiris

 

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.

Issad Rebrab

 

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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.

Johann Rupert is the richest man in South Africa

 

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.

Nassef-Sawiris

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.

Nicky Oppenheimer is the richest man in south africa

 

Also Read: Top 10 Richest Presidents in Africa 2020

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.Mike Adenuga is the second richest man in africa

 

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.

The Book: The Biography of the Richest Black Person in the World

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

 

 

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Interview: Sebastian Azul Shares Insights on His Musical Journey

Sebastian Azul The Year of Awareness

Sebastian Azul joins us again to discuss his music, his inspirations, and what we can expect from him in the future! Make sure to check out our interview below:

Discovering your own musical style is a unique part of every artist’s journey. What sets your music apart? What is unique, or at least uncommon?

The message in my music. Awareness, also the fact that I talk about mental health, which is a serious and massive issue in our communities.

You have always been known for providing hope and optimism through your tracks. What is the subject matter of your latest release “The Year of Awareness”

Mental health, we should be able to feel more open and freer to talk about mental health conditions/illnesses/crisis. But we tend to avoid because of shame, judgement, fear, stigmas, and myth.

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How do you go about writing a song? Do you have a melody in your head and then write the other music for it?

Yes and No, sometimes the melody comes first then the idea, sometimes I just think of a song and then try to create it. But for the most part being a producer, I am a melody type of guy. If is not catchy I will not proceed with it.

What draws you to your preferred genre?

To be honest, I do not really have a preferred genre. I am open to all genres. As a producer I believe that it is important to be versatile.

How do you deal with writer’s block?

When this happens, I usually give it some time. Or I will call in reinforcements to help me finish the song. Example other songwriters to the table.

What would your autobiography be called?

I am not sure I understand your question, but I’m the awareness guy.

Who are your top five favorite artists of all time? Why those artists?

That’s a sticky one. I will start with Richie Rich, an artist from Oakland. I believe he’s associated with E40, Richie Rich, Tupac, Scarface (ghetto boys), Brotha Lynch hung. Trae the Truth

To me these artists made songs that I could strongly relate to. Obviously, I have so many.

Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Big Punisher, KRS one, Zro, Tech N9ne, Black Thought, Guru (Gangstarr), I have many others.

For our final question, is there anything else you would like to add?

Anybody out there, struggling with their mental health. Please seek professional help, talk to someone. Just because you are down today, It doesn’t mean you will always stay there.

Talk or reach out to someone you feel comfortable with, study yourself. And always seek for betterment, your mental health matters and is probably the most important part of a human being. Because you see, in order to command your body to move, you first have to command your brain.

Awareness Is Power.

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“Do Me” opens with the lines, “I let you control me, that was the role I tried to play.” Can you elaborate on the meaning behind your latest single?
“Do Me” The writer is expressing the need to put herself first and enjoy life because she gave all she had for her relationship and still came up short.

Lady Bain Do Me

Have you always been interested in music?
Yes. Some of my earliest memories in life include music.

Was there a particular song/performance that made you say “Woah! I want to do that!”?
I don’t recall a specific song, but I can remember watching Patti LaBelle on T.V. when I was pretty little and thinking that I wanted be just like her when I grow up.

What does your music say about you or what message do you try to push through your music?
I want my music to convey emotion. Whether the song is written by me or just performed by me, I want the listener to know that what they’re listening to is an experience of mine or someone else. I want them to know someone can relate to real life and real love.

When you’re writing a song, how do you know when you have an idea worth pursuing?
If I don’t feel what I’m writing, I know the listener won’t either. If I can connect with the lyrics I know I can carry on with recording.

Have you written songs for any other artists?
Not yet.

What do you enjoy most about being an artist?
The most enjoyable thing is being able to connect with people through my work.

What’s the worst job you ever had?
I’ve been very fortunate to work where I wanted to be.

Do you put a lot of pressure on yourself?
Yes. Sometimes I do.

For our final question, is there anything else you would like to add?
Music means life to a lot of people and I also believe it is healing. I’m thankful for the opportunity to share my gift with the world,I have an amazing label that makes that happen. My first album will out March 19th 2021 and I would love to invite you all on this musical journey with me.

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The heart-rending punchlines glide effortlessly with a steady and vibrating rhythmic cadence marveled at the creation of a symphony of pure satisfaction. The lyrical illustration provokes the minds of the audience, packed with diverse melodies, reflecting various life experiences, such as hustle, love, rage, hope and ambition. BreL’s vocal color is vivid and powerful; it seamlessly synchronized with the melodic flow of the instrumentation. The combination of a dominant percussive rhythm, a fundamental bass and an ambient instrumental layer produces a sound that is an accurate reflection of BreL’s distinctive style.

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