29 Africans make the Forbes 2015 Billionaires list

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Non-Executive Chair of VenFin Ltd., dr. Johann Rupert at the University of Pretoria on 15 October 2008.

Non-Executive Chair of VenFin Ltd., dr. Johann Rupert at the University of Pretoria on 15 October 2008.

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Non-Executive Chair of VenFin Ltd., dr. Johann Rupert at the University of Pretoria on 15 October 2008.

Non-Executive Chair of VenFin Ltd., dr. Johann Rupert at the University of Pretoria on 15 October 2008.

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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