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  • Africans on Forbes 2010 World’s Billionaires list

    Posted March 12, 2010 By in Books/Magazines, Business, General With | 5 Comments

    2010ForbesAfricanBillionaires

    Forbes Magazine has compiled and published it’s annual list of the world’s billionaires. The 2010 World’s Billionaires list represents “billionaires with publicly traded fortunes, net worths…calculated using share prices and exchange rates from February 12, 2010″. Of the 937 people named to the list, there are 8 African country citizens who made the list. Of the 8 Africans, the individual net worths range from $1.5 to $5.9  billion. with Egyptian nationals maintaining the biggest presence with 4 individuals from same family  listed. Here are the Africans on the 2010 Forbes World’s Billionaires list according to rank:

    #127 Nassef Sawiris
    Net Worth: $5.9 bil
    Fortune: Inherited and Growing
    Source: construction
    Age: 48
    Country Of Citizenship: Egypt
    Residence: Cairo
    #154 Nicky Oppenheimer & family
    Net Worth: $5.0 bil
    Fortune: Inherited
    Source: De Beers
    Age: 64
    Country Of Citizenship: South Africa
    Residence: Johannesburg
    #307 Onsi Sawiris
    Net Worth: $3.1 bil
    Fortune: Self Made
    Source: construction
    Age: 80
    Country Of Citizenship: Egypt
    Residence: Cairo
    #374 Naguib Sawiris
    Net Worth: $2.5 bil
    Fortune: Inherited and Growing
    Source: telecom
    Age: 55
    Country Of Citizenship: Egypt
    Residence: Cairo
    #421 Patrice Motsepe
    Net Worth:$2.3 bil
    Fortune: Self Made
    Source: mining
    Age: 48
    Country Of Citizenship: South Africa
    Residence: Johannesburg
    #421 Johann Rupert & family
    Net Worth: $2.3 bil
    Fortune: Inherited and Growing
    Source: luxury goods
    Age: 59
    Country Of Citizenship: South Africa
    Residence: Stellenbosch
    #463 Aliko Dangote
    Net Worth: $2.1 bil
    Fortune: Inherited and Growing
    Source: sugar, flour, cement
    Age: 52
    Country Of Citizenship: Nigeria
    Residence: Lagos
    #655 Samih Sawiris
    Net Worth: $1.5 bil
    Fortune: Inherited and Growing
    Source: hotels
    Age: 53
    Country Of Citizenship: Egypt
    Residence: Cairo

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  • http://suwanneerefugee.blogspot.com/ Alan

    Although they may all be technically considered African, only the Nigerian one is really African. Ask Africans.

  • http://suwanneerefugee.blogspot.com/ Alan

    Although they may all be technically considered African, only the Nigerian one is really African. Ask Africans.

  • J Alabi

    @Alan: OK, I’m an African (Nigerian). And I can tell you that all the people mentioned here are African. Not “technically African” but AFRICAN, PERIOD. Egypt and South Africa are African countries. Stop with this divide and conquer nonsense, these aren’t colonial times any more.

  • J Alabi

    @Alan: OK, I'm an African (Nigerian). And I can tell you that all the people mentioned here are African. Not “technically African” but AFRICAN, PERIOD. Egypt and South Africa are African countries. Stop with this divide and conquer nonsense, these aren't colonial times any more.

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