Top 5 richest people in Africa as per Bloomberg Billionaires Index
As of January 31 2022, Bloomberg Billionaires Index released a list that comprises the world’s richest people. Five Africans made it to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index 2021 of the world’s 500 wealthiest people.
The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people. Details about the calculations are provided in the net worth analysis on each billionaire’s profile page. The figures are updated at the close of every trading day in New York.
Here are the top five richest people in Africa as per Bloomberg
5) Nassef Sawiris (Egypt) – Networth $6.62 billion
Business mogul, Johann Rupert is a South African billionaire — eldest son of business tycoon Anton Rupert. According to Bloomberg, Johan Rupert controls the world’s largest luxury watchmaker, Cie Financiere Richemont, through a family trust. The Bellevue, Switzerland-based company’s brands include Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cartier. His other holdings include Remgro, a Stellenbosch, South Africa-based investment vehicle with stakes in more than 30 companies. He is ranked #184 on the list of the top 500 richest people in the world.
1) Aliko Dangote (Nigeria) – Networth $19.2 billion
Number one on the list is Aliko Dangote. The Nigerian business tycoon has been number one for the 11th consecutive time occupying the first position of the continent’s richest person. Dangote controls Dangote Industries Limited, a closely held conglomerate. The Dangote Industries company owns sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest cement producer, Dangote Cement, which had revenue of 1.03 trillion nairas ($2.7 billion) in 2020. It also has interests in sugar, salt, oil, fertilizer and packaged food. Recently, with an estimated US$19 billion, the wealthiest man in Africa completed his mega oil refinery factory in Nigeria, the largest in Africa.