Forbes has released its inaugural list of the 40 Richest People in Africa


 The richest among them is Aliko Dangote of Nigeria, with a $10.1 billion fortune based on his stake in publicly-traded Dangote Cement –which has operations across Africa.Business mogul,Mike Adenuga is the fourth richest with $4.3B

The combined wealth of the 40 richest is $64.9 billion – more than Thailand’s 40 richest (at $45 billion) but less than Taiwan’s (at $92.7 billion).

Top ten List:

1.Aliko Dangote – $10.1Billion
2.Nicky oppenheimer & Family -$6.5Billion
3.Nassef sawiris-$4.75 Billion
4.Johann Rupert & Family-$4.7Billion
5.Mike Adenuga -$4.3
6.Milioud chaabi -$3 Billion
7.Naguib sawiris-$2.9Billion
8.Christoffel Wiese-$2.7Billion
9.Onsi sawiris-$2.6Billion
10.Patrice Motsepe-$2.5Billion

Other Nigerians – Jim Ovia is the 17th richest with $775, Million,Oba Otudeko is 24th with $550M, Hakeem Bello Osagie is 28th with $450M.

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