After the Crane bank crush saga that saw its change of management to now being managed by DFCU Bank, it seems Uganda’s Tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia’s wealth is evaporating at a high rate.
According to the recent Africa’s Billionaire list by Forbes Magazine, Sudhir is no where to be seen amongst the top 25 alongside Nigerian Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu.
As it has been in the previous years, Aliko Dangote from Nigeria still tops the list with a net worth of $12.2 billions that he gathers from dealing in Cement, flour and Sugar followed by South African Nicky Oppenheimer wit $7 billion that he gathers from selling diamonds. Still Nigeria secures the 3rd place by Mike Adenuga with $6.1 billions from gathered Telecom, oil and real estate.
Tanzanian Mohammed Dewji is the youngest African billionaire with $1.09 billions.Isabel dos Santos, a daughter to the president of Angola and Nigerian Folorunsho Alakija are the only two female billionaires on the continent.
Top 10 African Billionaires
Rank Name Net Worth Age Origin of Wealth
1. Aliko Dangote $12.1 B 59 cement, sugar, flour
2. Nicky Oppenheimer $7 B 71 diamonds
3. Mike Adenuga $5.8 B 63 telecom, oil
4. Johann Rupert $5.5 B 66 luxury goods
4. Christoffel Wiese $5.5 B 75 retail
6. Nassef Sawiris $5.3 B 56 construction, chemicals
7. Naguib Sawiris $3.7 B 62 telecom
8. Isabel dos Santos $3.2 B 43 investments
9. Issad Rebrab $3.1 B 73 food
10. Mohamed Mansour $2.7 B 69 diversified