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Forbes Rich List 2017: The 10 wealthiest people in Africa

By John On:23 March 2017
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Richest Africans hail from Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland and Tanzania.

Following several years of steady growth in Africa, the continent's wealthiest are facing a number of headwinds, and the plunge in the price of oil and commodities has continued to impact the fortunes of Africa's richest people. Forbes' annual Rich List show that the number of billionaires in Africa has actually risen to 25, up from 24 last year. Two heavyweights, Nigerian businessmen Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu dropped off the list in the past 12 months. The top 25 richest Africans includes billionaires hailing from eight countries including Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland and Tanzania. imirasire.com looks at Africa's 10 richest people in 2017. 1.Aliko Dangote, Nigeria document 8269 2.Nicky Oppenheimer, South African document 8270 3. Mike Adenuga, Nigeria document 8271 4.Johann Rupert, South Africa document 8272 5.Nassef Sawiris, Egypt document 8273 6.Christoffel Wiese, South Africa document 8274 7.Nathan Kirsch, Swaziland document 8275 8. Naguib Sawiris, Egypt document 8276 9. Isabel dos Santos, Angola document 8277 10.Issad Rebrab, Algeria document 8278 42-year-old Mohammed Dewji of Tanzania remains the youngest billionaire in Africa with a wealth estimated at $1.4bn. Angolan Isabel dos Santos and Folorunsho Alakija from Ngeria are still the only two female billionaires to make the list with fortunes estimated at $3.1bn and $1.61bn respectively. {{Jimirasire}}

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