The league of Billionaires is not a day job, for you to become one you need to research about the Known Billionaires, find out what they did to become that rich and how you can get there too. This is 5 list of richest Billionaire in Africa and how they are able to acquire their wealth.
1. Aliko Dangote – net-worth $10.9 Billionaire
According to Forbes, Aliko Dangote is rated as the richest African billionaire in the continent and number 66 for the most Powerful person in the world and the hundredth billionaire in the world. Though Dangote’s family are wealthy, Aliko Dangote’s grandfather Alhaji Alhassan Dantata was the richest African before his death in 1955. Aliko has the business instinct in him. Aliko once narrated an event when he was young and Aliko would buy cartons of sweet and sold it to make money. Dangote first went to Sheikh Ali Kumasi Madrasa before going to Capital High School, Kano. Dangote has a bachelor’s degree in Al-Azhar University, Cairo. The Dangote group started out as a trading firm in 1977 but later went into processing and manufacturing products such as Cement, Sugar, Flour, Pasta. Aliko Dangote has invested in so many businesses such as telecommunication, real estate.
Aliko Dangote once said in an interview
“Let me tell you this and I want to really emphasise it … nothing is going to help Nigeria like Nigerians bringing back their money. If you give me $5 billion today, I will invest everything here in Nigeria. Let us put our heads together and work.” In 2009 Aliko Dangote was awarded as the provider of employment in Nigeria construction industry.
2.Nicky Oppenheimer – Networth-7.6 Billion
Nicky Oppenheimer inherited his wealth from his family. Nicky is the number 202 on the billionaire list for 2018 and rank 2nd for the richest African Billionaire.
Ernest Oppenheimer was the grandfather of Nicky Oppenheimer, Ernest was the founder of the Anglo American in Johannesburg 1917. Nicky was the third to run formerly the Chairman of De Beers, an international corporation that specialises in diamond mining, diamond trading, diamond exploration. Mining operation of De Beers takes place in 35 countries including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Canada.
3. Johann Rupert-Networth-$5.5Billion
Johann Rupert attended the Univerisity of Stellenbosh studying Economics and Company law. Rupert dropped out of the University to for a career in business. Johann Rupert served as an apprentice in New York to Chase Manhattan for two years and Lazard Freres for three years. After Rupert’s Apprenticeship, Rupert returned back to South Africa in 1979 and established Rand Merchant Bank, a financial service provider in South Africa. A Financial newspaper in South Africa tagged him as “Rupert the bear” for predicting a world economic crises.
4. Nassef Sawiris- net-worth- $6.7Billion
The fourth richest billionaire in Africa, Nassef is 251st in the Billionaire Forbes list in the world. Nassef Sawiris’ family are wealthy as both Nassef’s brother and father are billionaires. Nassef Sawiris is into construction as Nassef runs an OCI and Orascom, the former is one of the Nitrogen Fertilizer producers and the latter is an engineering and building firm. Nassef has shares in Lafarge Holcim and Adidas
5.Mike Adenuga- net-worth- $4.1 Billion