How many Africans made the 2012 Forbes World’s Billionaires List?

GABORONE, BOTSWANA - MARCH 18: Nicky Oppenheimer (r), age 63, the Chairman of De Beers chats with Festus Mogae, age 69, the President of Botswana during a gala dinner on the occasion of the opening of the new Diamond Trading Company (DTC) on March 18, 2008 in Gaborone, Botswana. DTC is the world's largest and most advanced diamond sorting and valuing facility. It's a 50:50 joint venture between De Beers and the government or Botswana. This is a venture to bring back jobs to Africa, the source of most diamonds. Many of De Beers biggest customers are setting up diamond cutting, polishing, marketing for rough diamonds and it will create about 3,000 jobs created. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson/Reportage by Getty Images)

In the 2012 Forbes World’s billionaires list, there are 1,226 billionaires worth $4.6 trillion. How many Africans made the list? Below is a list of some Africa’s top billionaires- Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote is leading with a net worth of about $11.2Billion. Click here to read the global list

 


  • Aliko Dangote

Net Worth $11.2 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
Age: 54
Source of Wealth: sugar, flour, cement, self-made
Residence: Lagos, Nigeria
Country of Citizenship: Nigeria
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3
Forbes Lists: #76 Forbes Billionaires
#1 in Nigeria

 

  • Nicky Oppenheimer & family

Net Worth: $6.8 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
Age: 66
Source of Wealth: diamonds
Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa
Country of Citizenship: South Africa
Education: Master of Arts, Oxford U Christ Church; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Oxford U Christ Church
Marital Status: Married
Children: 1
Forbes Lists: #139 Forbes Billionaires
#1 in South Africa

 

  • Johann Rupert & family

Net Worth: $5.1 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 61
• Source of Wealth: luxury goods
• Residence: Zug, Switzerland
• Country of Citizenship: South Africa
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 3

Forbes Lists: #199 Forbes Billionaires
#2 in South Africa

 

  • Nassef Sawiris

Net Worth: $5.1 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 51
• Source of Wealth: construction
• Residence: Cairo, Egypt
• Country of Citizenship: Egypt
• Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Chicago
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 4
Forbes Lists: #199 Forbes Billionaires
• #1 in Egypt

 

  • Mike Adenuga

Net Worth: $4.3 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 58
• Source of Wealth: telcom, banking, oil, self-made
• Residence: Lagos, Nigeria
• Country of Citizenship: Nigeria
• Education: Master of Business Administration, Pace University New York
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 7
Forbes Lists: #248 Forbes Billionaires
• #2 in Nigeria

 

  • Naguib Sawiris

Net Worth: $3.1 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 57
• Source of Wealth: telecom
• Residence: Cairo, Egypt
• Country of Citizenship: Egypt
• Education: Master of Science, Swiss Federal Polytechnical Institute; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Swiss Federal Polytechnical Institute
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 4
Forbes Lists #367 Forbes Billionaires
• #2 in Egypt

 

  • Christoffel Wiese

Net Worth: $3.1 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 70
• Source of Wealth: retailing, self-made
• Country of Citizenship: South Africa
• Education: LLB, University of Stellenbosch; Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Stellenbosch
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 3
Forbes Lists #367 Forbes Billionaires
• #3 in South Africa

 

  • Miloud Chaabi

Net Worth: $2.9 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 83
• Source of Wealth: Real estate, self-made
• Residence: Casablanca, Morocco
• Country of Citizenship: Morocco
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 6
Forbes Lists: #401 Forbes Billionaires
• #1 in Morocco

 

  • Onsi Sawiris

Net Worth: $2.9 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 82
• Source of Wealth: construction, telecom, self-made
• Residence: Cairo, Egypt
• Country of Citizenship: Egypt
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 3
Forbes Lists: #401 Forbes Billionaires
• #3 in Egypt

 

  • Patrice Motsepe

Net Worth: $2.7 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 50
• Source of Wealth: mining, self-made
• Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa
• Country of Citizenship: South Africa
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 3
Forbes Lists: #442 Forbes Billionaires
• #4 in South Africa

 

  • Othman Benjelloun

Net Worth: $2.3 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 79
• Source of Wealth: banking, insurance
• Residence: Casablanca, Morocco
• Country of Citizenship: Morocco
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 2
Forbes Lists: #546 Forbes Billionaires
• #2 in Morocco

 

  • Mohamed Mansour

Net Worth: $1.7 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 64
• Source of Wealth: Diversified, self-made
• Residence: Cairo, Egypt
• Country of Citizenship: Egypt
• Education: Master of Business Administration, Auburn University
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 2
Forbes Lists: #764 Forbes Billionaires
#4 in Egypt

 

  • Yasseen Mansour

Net Worth: $1.6 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 50
• Source of Wealth: diversified, self-made
• Residence: Cairo, Egypt
• Country of Citizenship: Egypt
• Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, George Washington University
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 4
Forbes Lists: #804 Forbes Billionaires
• #5 in Egypt

 

  • Anas Sefrioui

Net Worth: $1.6 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 54
• Source of Wealth: Real estate, self-made
• Residence: Casablanca, Morocco
• Country of Citizenship: Morocco
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 3
Forbes Lists: #804 Forbes Billionaires
• #3 in Morocco

 

  • Youssef Mansour

Net Worth:$1.5 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 66
• Source of Wealth: diversified, self-made
• Residence: Cairo, Egypt
• Country of Citizenship: Egypt
• Education: Bachelor of Science in Engineering, North Carolina State University; Master of Business Administration, Auburn University
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 5
Forbes Lists: #854 Forbes Billionaires
• #6 in Egypt

 

  • Mohamed Al Fayed

Net Worth: $1.3 B As of March 2012
Profile At a Glance
• Age: 79
• Source of Wealth: retailing, self-made
• Residence: London, United Kingdom
• Country of Citizenship: Egypt
• Marital Status: Married
• Children: 5
Forbes Lists:#960 Forbes Billionaires
• #7 in Egypt

 

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