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Africans on Forbes 2010 World’s Billionaires list

March 12th, 2010 Posted in Books/Magazines, Business, General

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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

  • 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.

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