Thursday, 17 November 2011

News Report: Forbe's Top Three Richest Africans

Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote
Worth:
$10.1 Billion.
Country:
Nigeria.
Business:
Cement And Commodities.
Africa’s cement king. His pan-African Dangote Cement sports a $10 billion market cap. Next: spending $4 billion to open a cement plant in Ivory Coast. He also mills flour and refines sugar.
Nicky Oppenheimer
Nicky Oppenheimer
Worth:
$6.5 Billion.
Country:
South Africa.
Business:
Diamonds, Mining.
Oppenheimer ’s decision to sell his remaining stake in DeBeers (see box at left) follows a 53% surge in revenues in 2010. Other assets: nearly 2% of mining titan Anglo American and South Africa’s largest private game reserve.
Nassef Sawiris
Nassef Sawiris
Worth:
$4.75 Billion.
Country:
Egypt.
Business:
Construction.
Runs Orascom Construction, Egypt’s most valuable listed company. Its shares have been volatile since Arab Spring protests in February. He recently partnered with Brazil’s Eike Batista to build a fertilizer plant in Brazil.
Culled From: Forbes.com