Despite being a continent that lags behind in developments, Africa has got rich people who have amassed a lot of worth and earned their place among the richest people in the world. It should be remembered that Africa is one of the rare continents that is made of fortunes such as oil and gas, finances, mining as well as manufacturing.  If you wish to return to our main website to read this story in its original form, click on

Richest People in Africa 2022:

1.Aliko Dangote- Richest man in Africa

Dangote is a famous Nigeria who owns some of the biggest companies in the world that include the Dangote group that has oil refineries, flour mills and cement factories. As of 2022, his wealth is estimated at USD 11.9 billion.

2.Nassef Sawiris

With a net worth of USD 9.2 Billion, he is the current chairperson of the OCI group that is Egypt’s largest construction company. He has several investments in oil and gas, real estate, cement production as well as fertilizer plants.

3.Nicky Oppenheimer

His net worth is currently estimated to be around 8 Billion USD. He has amassed his wealth from gold mining in south Africa. His company is the world largest producer of diamonds by volume.

4.Johann Rupert

Standing at USD 7.1 Billion, he is the forth richest person in Africa as well as the 2nd richest person in South Africa. His source of wealth is from his father’s company known as Richemont.

5.Mike Adenuga

He is estimated to be worth a whooping 6.4 Billion USD. He is the owner of Nigeria’s largest telecommunication company known as Globacom. He has also invested in power generation companies, real estate as well as conoil producing company.

6.Issad Rebrab

He is currently worth 4.8 billion USD, wealth that he has got from numerous steel milling companies, water purification as well as home appliances.