Countries with Most Billionaires in African Region

1. Egypt (8 Billionaires)

Egypt is the most populated country in Africa and the Middle East, with an estimated population of 84,550,000 people in 2013 and a land area of 1 million square kilometers. The country is located in North Africa and is bordered to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. Eight billionaires live in the country, which is one of the wealthiest in the African region in terms of GDP. Egypt is the country with the most billionaires.

  1. Nassef Sawiris, networth: 5.6 billion dollars.
  2. Naguib Sawiris, networth: 3.5 billion dollars.
  3. Onsi Sawiris, networth: 2.9 billion dollars.
  4. Mohamed Mansour, networth: 2 billion dollars.
  5. Youssef Mansour, networth: 1.8 billion dollars.
  6. Yaseen Mansour, networth: 1.8 billion dollars.
  7. Samih Sawiris, networth: 1.4 billion dollars.
  8. Mohamed Al Fayed, networth: 1.2 billion dollars.

2. South Africa (4 Billionaires)

South Africa is the 25th largest country lies at the southern tip of Africa, covering an area of 1,221,037 square km with a population of 52,981,991 as of 2013. South Africa has 4 billionaires by net worth on 10 March 2011 published by Forbes magazine.

The 4 Billionaires are listed below with net worth and Sources of Wealth.

RankingNameSources of wealthNet worth (USD)
1Nicky OppenheimerDe Beers6.8
2Johann RupertRichmont, Reinet5.1
3Christo WieseShoprite, Pepkor2.7
4Patrice MotsepeAfrican Rainbow Minerals2.7

3. Nigeria (2 Billionaires)

Nigeria located in West Africa and bordered by the Republic of Benin, Chad, and Cameroon is home to 170 million people on the 2012 estimate and owns 923,768 square kilometers. The country stands in third place on Billionaires in African Region.

  1.  Aliko Dangote
    Source of wealth: Sugar, Flour, Cement
    Net worth: 16.1 Billion USD
  2. Mike Adenuga
    Source of wealth: Telcom, banking, oil
    Net worth: 4.7 Billion USD

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