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Top 10 Richest People in Africa in 2012 – Aliko Dangote Tops @ $11.2 Billion

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March 8, 2012 – Top 10 Richest People in Africa in 2012 – Aliko Dangote Tops @ $11.2 Billion

According to Forbes Magazine list of richest people in the world, Mexican businessman, Carlos Slim Helu retains the no one lead.

African Billionaires make one percent of the richest people in the world and below is the list of the Richest People in Africa in 2012

Richest People in Africa in 2012

Aliko Dangote ,Nigeria , net worth 11.2 Billion

Nicky Oppenheimer & family ,South Africa, 6.8 Billion

Nassef Sawiris Egypt 5.1 Billion

Mike Adenuga Nigeria 4.3 Billion

Others Includes;

Naguib Sawiris, $3.1 billion Egypt, Telecom

Christoffel Wiese, $3.1 billion South Africa, Retailing

Onsi Sawiris, $2.9 billion Egypt, construction, telecom

Miloud Chaabi, $2.9 billion Morocco, Real estate

Patrice Motsepe, $2.7 billion South Africa, Mining

Othman Benjelloun, $2.3 billion Morocco, banking, insurance

Mohamed Mansour, $1.7 billion Egypt, Diversified

Anas Sefrioui, $1.6 billion Morocco, Real estate

Yasseen Mansour, $1.6 billion Egypt, Diversified

Youssef Mansour, $1.5 billion Egypt, Diversified

Mohamed Al Fayed, $1.3 billion Egypt, retailing

See you at the top!

(Credit: Forbes Magazine)



  1. 9icekelly

    March 8, 2012 at 12:28 PM


  2. 9icekelly

    March 8, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    I lv nigeria biznesman, they are gud in doing biznes

  3. Ezinne

    March 8, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    I will soon join that List by 2026. Up 9ja.

  4. Kanu Samuel. C

    March 8, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Nigerians re doing well .i think i love it…

  5. chinny

    March 10, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    since nigeria men re doin dis gud dey should try to help d less priviledged

    • muhahammed songuy

      July 27, 2012 at 9:19 PM

      i wish aliko dangote ve d privilage 2 stop d sufferin of people in nigeria costly by our leaders nd 2 stop d corruption in dis country

  6. Lawrence

    March 10, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    I thank God for Aliko Dangote for making Nigeria proud. From the latest statistics released Nigeria has indeed shown that she is the giant of Africa. Am proud to be a Nigerian. Kudos for Aliko and more strength to his power.

  7. Ayoola Kolawole

    May 4, 2012 at 7:48 AM

    The rich should try and help the poor in Africa

  8. Emmy

    June 12, 2012 at 7:18 AM

    Damn it!!! So they have dat kind off money why some people are so poor here nobody to help so all dat money is nothing cos i belive all nigerian should be given some amount of money montly or yearly just like other contries but for naija one person like to gerther all the money to him/her self only

  9. Ayinuola Akintunbe Blessing.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    Nigeria can only be better by having a good leadership, our leader are their to enbezur our in nigeria, their is money in nigreia.

    • gbenga

      October 22, 2012 at 12:20 AM

      I wounder y we have dis ind of leader,I don’t belive dis country can be better day

  10. tunde

    July 18, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    i will soon join d list by god grace

  11. Eugenedgreat

    July 28, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    I blive i wil join dat list in my life time. God help us

  12. Judyangel

    September 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Very soon i will join d list

  13. Abdulhafeez Ayofe Imran

    September 26, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Good! This money should be used for the betterment of other less priviledges.Provides job opportunities and infrastructures that will improve the lives of others.

  14. Mohammed Tounkara

    October 1, 2012 at 3:15 PM


  15. Ganiyu Taiwo

    October 1, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Waoo! Lord let me rich like dangote ooo. Pls naiger rechest man. I beg, help nigeria. Build some company's were people can work. So dat dat they can pray 4 u people.

  16. Niyi Neyo Nipaul

    October 2, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Wow………God is great..where is all this money coming from and going to….Money…….public figures..what are you going to do with all your money….ask your self that…well money is good.

  17. Emujiese Patrick

    October 4, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    they are not good moneys GOD THE FATHER THE SON WILL HELP US.

    • Anonymous

      October 5, 2012 at 6:25 PM


  18. AlemFredyTazifor

    October 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    Thank God for Dangote, that has encouraged some others to work hard. Watch out world, because some of us are coming up strong and creative to beat all the present records

  19. abbeylee

    October 8, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Hooooo lord,let me be among dis people in jesus name……………..(amen)

  20. Victor

    October 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Father GOD…help me 2 be like this great men listed down…especially..Aliko Dancote

  21. Ayooluwa ijimakinwa

    October 31, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    What create trust in the end is the leaders manifest restect for the follower, and the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize problem before it becomes an emergency.

  22. hillary

    November 26, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    why politician are not rank

  23. chibueze

    November 29, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Y cnt dis men help someone or do they tk oat nt 2 help

  24. Poly

    December 8, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    The rich should help the poor in Nigeria for God sake.

  25. Poly

    December 8, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    It z Good 2b Good. The rich plz try n elp the poor 4 God 2 continue 2 enrich u.

  26. Emmaculate

    December 9, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    U want 2 be like Dangote? Well, dats 4 u, am already more dan him. Ya, bcuz God’s favour is upon ma life.

  27. Hamisu Aliyu Hamisu

    December 19, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    If dat is d case tnks nd glory b 2 god may Allahu (swt) guide u, protect u, provide u wit lng lyf 2 contn serving Nigeria, Africa nd d world better nd may he giv u d heart 2 help d poor once better than u do b4. Ameen thuma Ameen

  28. Holamilekan Adeleye Don_freshkid

    December 26, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    What i wanna say is that the rich once should help the poor

  29. udhowho wisdom

    January 2, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    I believe Naija, In Everything we always Represent. Infact the best in Africa and also in the world.

  30. Emmyngee

    January 4, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    I wil son join d list ooo

  31. olaniyineyoet

    January 11, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    god count me among d ricest people in africa

  32. christobaba1

    January 13, 2013 at 6:09 AM

    Aliko thanks 4 job opportunities created by u young nigerians, more power to ur elbow i will like 2u B like u somday (kudos)

  33. Aruna Egieya

    January 13, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    My name wil b on dat list n wil help d less privilag. God helpin me.

  34. Ignatius Ivarave

    January 23, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Hahaha its a pity dat Otedora, IBB, OBJ and de rest who have stolen dis country’s money 4 der generation yet unborn are not among de richest men. May God open Dangote and Adenuga’s eye to see de poor in dis country and help dem.

  35. Ighogboja kingsley Ogheneruemu

    January 23, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    With God i will soon get there

  36. stanley onyekwelu

    January 23, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    What ever the heart of man can conceive and blieve, it can achieve.. Am on the path of greatness. There is no stoppin me.

  37. Larry c of naija

    January 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Wow!! Up we the nigerians it’s nt easy 2 at topest stage. Well i knw itz nt by our power nor our strianght dat we ar untop…cox wot ever they av achieved am I too ar involed as well….thanks my fellow nigerians

  38. gbenga ajala

    January 29, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Thank u baba dangote 4 givin out d job opurtunity.but d poor and d needy are expectin gudies 4rm u

  39. Manirfc

    February 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Inshama allh very soon i wil join d does richest mens in ol over d world nd b com eda 1st or 2nd

  40. LUCKY

    February 9, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    we need ur help frm dos money u have, show us love not only wen someting happen u will do, we need it nowwwwwwww?????

  41. Mc Emma smarty

    February 22, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    woo! Up 9ja! Infact, i must join d chorus soonest.

  42. Mc Emma smarty

    February 22, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    woo up 9ja! Infact i wanna join d chorus right nana.

  43. Ojigho wisdom

    March 22, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Is not about to show dat u ar d richest man, the money dat u av wat av u used for?, is it 4 d betterment of d less privillage? U av such money in ur account nd pple ar sufferin, is nt ur fort, dats hw we Nigerians are, de lik showin dia selfs. I pray nd hope to be lik u sumday bt i will help Nigerians so dat we all shall get to d top.

  44. Ajayi oluwole

    April 14, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Pls nigerians and my fellow people pls help me school fees is giving me problem pls any help u can render me pls i wil be greateful.u cn get me on 08109851096 thanks God bless u all

  45. Kabir

    July 18, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Robosh nigetians day cant even help people wit wat day hv

  46. Taofeek

    August 26, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    I will be the nest nigerian in the list by gid grace

  47. Cashier Ebruphiyor

    November 7, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    By 2020 I shall be among this list of people by God grace.

  48. G S Babatunde

    November 8, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    I dont care about worldly materials i want to join the list of God fearing………… instead of wealth that will disorientate me…. God help me

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