In the 2012 Forbes World’s billionaires list, there are 1,226 billionaires worth $4.6 trillion. How many Africans made the list? Below is a list of some Africa’s top billionaires- Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote is leading with a net worth of about $11.2Billion. Click here to read the global list


  • Aliko Dangote

Net Worth $11.2 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
Age: 54
Source of Wealth: sugar, flour, cement, self-made
Residence: Lagos, Nigeria
Country of Citizenship: Nigeria
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3
Forbes Lists: #76 Forbes Billionaires
#1 in Nigeria

  • Nicky Oppenheimer & family

Net Worth: $6.8 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
Age: 66
Source of Wealth: diamonds
Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa
Country of Citizenship: South Africa
Education: Master of Arts, Oxford U Christ Church; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Oxford U Christ Church
Marital Status: Married
Children: 1
Forbes Lists: #139 Forbes Billionaires
#1 in South Africa

  • Johann Rupert & family

Net Worth: $5.1 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 61
• Source of Wealth: luxury goods
• Residence: Zug, Switzerland
• Country of Citizenship: South Africa
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 3

Forbes Lists: #199 Forbes Billionaires
#2 in South Africa

  • Nassef Sawiris

Net Worth: $5.1 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 51
• Source of Wealth: construction
• Residence: Cairo, Egypt
• Country of Citizenship: Egypt
• Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Chicago
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 4
Forbes Lists: #199 Forbes Billionaires
• #1 in Egypt

  • Mike Adenuga

Net Worth: $4.3 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 58
• Source of Wealth: telcom, banking, oil, self-made
• Residence: Lagos, Nigeria
• Country of Citizenship: Nigeria
• Education: Master of Business Administration, Pace University New York
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 7
Forbes Lists: #248 Forbes Billionaires
• #2 in Nigeria

  • Naguib Sawiris

Net Worth: $3.1 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 57
• Source of Wealth: telecom
• Residence: Cairo, Egypt
• Country of Citizenship: Egypt
• Education: Master of Science, Swiss Federal Polytechnical Institute; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Swiss Federal Polytechnical Institute
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 4
Forbes Lists #367 Forbes Billionaires
• #2 in Egypt

  • Christoffel Wiese

Net Worth: $3.1 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 70
• Source of Wealth: retailing, self-made
• Country of Citizenship: South Africa
• Education: LLB, University of Stellenbosch; Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Stellenbosch
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 3
Forbes Lists #367 Forbes Billionaires
• #3 in South Africa

  • Miloud Chaabi

Net Worth: $2.9 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 83
• Source of Wealth: Real estate, self-made
• Residence: Casablanca, Morocco
• Country of Citizenship: Morocco
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 6
Forbes Lists: #401 Forbes Billionaires
• #1 in Morocco

  • Onsi Sawiris

Net Worth: $2.9 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 82
• Source of Wealth: construction, telecom, self-made
• Residence: Cairo, Egypt
• Country of Citizenship: Egypt
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 3
Forbes Lists: #401 Forbes Billionaires
• #3 in Egypt

  • Patrice Motsepe

Net Worth: $2.7 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 50
• Source of Wealth: mining, self-made
• Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa
• Country of Citizenship: South Africa
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 3
Forbes Lists: #442 Forbes Billionaires
• #4 in South Africa

  • Othman Benjelloun

Net Worth: $2.3 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 79
• Source of Wealth: banking, insurance
• Residence: Casablanca, Morocco
• Country of Citizenship: Morocco
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 2
Forbes Lists: #546 Forbes Billionaires
• #2 in Morocco

  • Mohamed Mansour

Net Worth: $1.7 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 64
• Source of Wealth: Diversified, self-made
• Residence: Cairo, Egypt
• Country of Citizenship: Egypt
• Education: Master of Business Administration, Auburn University
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 2
Forbes Lists: #764 Forbes Billionaires
#4 in Egypt

  • Yasseen Mansour

Net Worth: $1.6 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 50
• Source of Wealth: diversified, self-made
• Residence: Cairo, Egypt
• Country of Citizenship: Egypt
• Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, George Washington University
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 4
Forbes Lists: #804 Forbes Billionaires
• #5 in Egypt

  • Anas Sefrioui

Net Worth: $1.6 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 54
• Source of Wealth: Real estate, self-made
• Residence: Casablanca, Morocco
• Country of Citizenship: Morocco
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 3
Forbes Lists: #804 Forbes Billionaires
• #3 in Morocco

  • Youssef Mansour

Net Worth:$1.5 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 66
• Source of Wealth: diversified, self-made
• Residence: Cairo, Egypt
• Country of Citizenship: Egypt
• Education: Bachelor of Science in Engineering, North Carolina State University; Master of Business Administration, Auburn University
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 5
Forbes Lists: #854 Forbes Billionaires
• #6 in Egypt

  • Mohamed Al Fayed

Net Worth: $1.3 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 79
• Source of Wealth: retailing, self-made
• Residence: London, United Kingdom
• Country of Citizenship: Egypt
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 5
Forbes Lists:#960 Forbes Billionaires
• #7 in Egypt

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