29 Africans make the Forbes 2015 Billionaires list

Johannesburg, 4 March 2015 - There are almost 2000 billionaires worldwide according to Forbes. Only 29 Africans make the list. Let’s take a look at some of the continent’s richest people. Video: eNCA

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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