Only 29 Africans make the list of the worlds 1,826 billionaires, according to Forbes magazine.
Cumulatively, the 29 African billionaires are worth $94 billion (R1,110 billion).
Aliko Dangote, Nigeria’s cement baron, remains the richest person on the continent with $15.8 billion, despite losing over $10 billion due to a weaker Nigerian currency and shrinking demand for cement.
Dangote is followed in the list of the top 5 African billionaires by:-
Johann Rupert Family $7.4 billion
Nicky Oppenheimer Family $6.7 billion
Christoffel Wiese $6.3 billion
Nassef Sawiris $6.3 billion
Globally Bill Gates, with a nett worth of $79.2 billion US dollars once again tops the list as the richest person on the planet.
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