Forbes: here are the 18 African billionaires at the end of March 2021

Forbes: here are the 18 African billionaires at the end of March 2021
Forbes: here are the 18 African billionaires at the end of March 2021

#Morocco : Forbes magazine has just updated the list of billionaires in the world for the year 2021. If their number has increased sharply globally, at the African level, there are only 18 at the end of March 2021, against 17 at the same period of last year. Details.

Forbes magazine updated its list of billionaires in the world at the end of the first quarter of 2021. And despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the number and fortunes of the planet’s billionaires have increased. In all, there are 2,755 billionaires in the world cumulating a global fortune of 13,000 billion dollars. This is particularly the case of the American Jeff Bezos, the richest man on the planet, who has seen his fortune grow from $ 64 billion to $ 177 billion.However, this increase in billionaires and their fortunes has not affected the African continent. If at the same period last year the continent had 17 billionaires, it has only 18 in the latest Forbes ranking.

Overall, we find the same billionaires at the end of 2020, even if the positions have changed for some.

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And like the previous rankings, it is the Nigerian cement and sugar tycoon Aliko Dangote who sits on the poduim of African billionaires with an estimated fortune of $ 11.3 billion, which saw his fortune drop slightly by 5% per year. report at the end of 2020. He owes his fortune to the good behavior of his holding company Dangote Cement, present in many African countries and which was not affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Note that the richest man in Africa is ranked 192nd among the richest people in the world.

The Nigerian tycoon is a good length ahead of the Egyptian Nassef Sawiris, whose fortune rose slightly to $ 8.5 billion.

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Just behind follow South Africans Nicky Oppenheimer & family ($ 8.8 billion) and Johann Rupert & family ($ 7.7 billion). They are ahead of the Nigerian Mike Adenuga ($ 6.1 billion) present in telecoms and oil.

Fortunes of African billionaires as of April 8, 2021

Names

Pays

Fortune (in $)

African rank

World rank

Age

Activity area

Aliko Dangote

Nigeria

11.5 billion

1er

192e

63 years old

Cement, sugar, …

Nessef Sawiris

Egypt

8.4 billion

2e

291e

60 years

Construction, investments, …

Nicky Oppenheimer

South Africa

8 millards

3e

299e

75 years

Diamond

Johann Rupert

South Africa

7.7 billion

4e

330e

70 years

Luxury and agro-food

Mike Adenuga

Nigeria

6.1 billion

5e

435e

67 years old

Telecoms and petroleum

Issad Rebrab

Algeria

4.8 billion

6e

578e

77 years old

Food industry, …

Abdusamad Rabiu

Nigeria

4.8 billion

7e

580e

60 years

Cement, sugar, …

Naguib Sawiris

Egypt

3.2 billion

8e

975e

66 years old

Telecom,…

Patrice Motsepe

South Africa

3 billions

9e

990e

59 years old

Mines, insurance, …

Koos Bekkir

South Africa

3 billions

10e

1005e

68 years old

Media, investments, …

Mohamed Mansour

Egypt

2.5 billion

11e

1242e

73 years old

Diversified

Aziz Akhannouch

Morocco

1.9 billion

12e

1576e

60 years

Hydrocarbons,

Mohamed Dewji

Tanzania

1.6 billion

13e

1851e

45 years old

Diversified

Strive Masiyiwa

Zimbabwe

1.5 billion

14e

1907e

60 years

Telecoms

Youssef Mansour

Egypt

1.5 billion

15e

1934e

75 years

Diversified

Othman Benjelloun

Morocco

1.3 billion

16e

2101e

88 years old

Bank, insurance

Michiel Le Roux

South Africa

1.2 billion

17e

2193e

71 years old

Bank

Yassen Mansour

Egypt

1.1 billion

18e

2239e

59 years old

Diversified

In the Maghreb, it is the Algerian Issad Rebrab, president of the Cevital group and present in the food industry, who consolidates his position with a fortune estimated at 4.8 billion dollars, up 400 million dollars compared to the same period of 2020. There are also two Moroccan billionaires in this ranking: Aziz Akhannouch, present in hydrocarbons and distribution with a fortune of $ 1.9 billion and Othman Benjelloun, the boss of the banking group Bank of Africa whose fortune is estimated at 1, $ 3 billion.

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Finally, let us underline that at the global level, it is the boss of Amazon (United States) Jeff Bezos who is the richest man in the world with a fortune estimated at 177 billion dollars, up 64 billion dollars. dollars. He is followed by the boss of Telsa (USA of South African origin), Elon Musk with a fortune of 151 billion dollars and the French Bernard Arnault with 150 billion dollars. Former Microsoft (USA) boss Bill Gates, with $ 124 billion, ranks 4th in the world.

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