Africa’s Billionaires In 2012

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Africa’s Billionaires In 2012
Mohammed Al Amoudi

It must be nice to be Ethiopian Self Made Billionaire, Mohammed Al Amoudi, Africa’s Richest man. His wealth grew by a billion despite the economic downturn. It is that time of year again and Forbes has put together a list of the World’s richest. On it are 11 Africans 4 from one family in Egypt, 4 from South Africa, 1 from Sudan, 1 from Nigeria and 1 from Ethiopia.

There was 1 new addition to the list this year, Samih Sawiris, son of Egyptian billionaire, Onsi Sawiris whose other 2 sons are on the list as well. Nigeria did loose a billionaire this year, Femi Otedola who had a bitter disagreement with fellow billionaire Aliko Dangote last year. Despite some major challenges, Dangote still made it on the list as the 9th richest man in Africa.

Africa’s Billionaires (No. 1)

    Name: Mohammed Al Amoudi
    Net Worth: 10 Billion
    Origin: Ethiopia
    Age: 65
    Fortune: Self Made
    Source: Oil
    Education: N/A
    Forbes World Ranking #64


Africa’s Billionaires (No. 2)

    Name: Nassef Sawiris
    Net Worth: 5.9 Billion
    Origin: Egypt
    Age: 48
    Fortune: Inherited and Growing
    Source: Construction
    Education: Bachelor of Science

Forbes World Ranking #127

Africa’s Billionaires (No. 3)

    Name: Nicky Oppenheimer & Family
    Net Worth: 5 Billion
    Origin: South Africa
    Age: 65
    Fortune: Inherited
    Source: Metals and Mining
    Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science and Master of Arts

Forbes World Ranking #154

Africa’s Billionaires (No. 4)

    Name: Patrick Shoo-Shiong
    Net Worth: 5 Billion
    Origin: South Africa
    Age: 58
    Fortune: Self Made
    Source: Generic Drugs
    Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science; Medical Doctor

Forbes World Ranking #154

Africa’s Billionaires (No. 5)

    Name: Onsi Sawiris
    Net Worth: 3.1 Billion
    Origin: Egypt
    Age: 80
    Fortune: Self Made
    Source: Construction
    Education: N/A

Forbes World Ranking #307

Africa’s Billionaires (No. 6)

    Name: Naguib Sawiris
    Net Worth: 2.5 Billion
    Origin: Egypt
    Age: 55
    Fortune: Inherited
    Source: Telecom
    Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science; Master of Science

Forbes World Ranking #374

Africa’s Billionaires (No. 7)

    Name: Johann Rupert & Family
    Net Worth: 2.3 Billion
    Origin: South Africa
    Age: 59
    Fortune: Inherited
    Source: Luxury Goods
    Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science

Forbes World Ranking #421

 
Africa’s Billionaires (No.  8  )

    Name: Patrice Motsepe
    Net Worth: 2.3 Billion
    Origin: South Africa
    Age: 48
    Fortune: Self Made
    Source: Mining
    Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science; Doctor of Jurisprudence

Forbes World Ranking #421

Africa’s Billionaires (No. 9)

    Name: Aliko Dangote
    Net Worth: 2.1 Billion
    Origin: Nigeria
    Age: 52
    Fortune: Inherited
    Source: Sugar, Flour, Cement
    Education: N/A

Forbes World Ranking #463

Africa’s Billionaires (No. 10)

    Name: Mohammed Ibrahim
    Net Worth: 2.1 Billion
    Origin: Sudan
    Age: 64
    Fortune: Self Made
    Source: Communications
    Education: Bachelor of Science/Electrical Engineering; Masters/Electrical Engineering

Forbes World Ranking #463

Africa’s Billionaires (No. 11)

    Name: Samih Sawiris
    Net Worth: 1.5 Billion
    Origin: Egypt
    Age: 53
    Fortune: Inherited
    Source: Hotels
    Education: Bachelor of Science/Electrical Engineering; Masters/Electrical Engineering