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Forbes Richest Africans 2020: Forbes has released its 2020 list of the world’s richest people. As of March 18, Forbes counted 2,095 billionaires – 58 fewer than a year ago and 226 fewer than 12 days earlier. Although Kenya is host to some super rich individuals, no Kenyan made it in the top 20 list of richest Africans. Some of Kenya’s richest include the Kenyatta Family, Moi Family, Manu Chandaria and Family.

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Forbes found 178 newcomers hailing from 20 countries, including some, like Zoom Video Communications’ founder and CEO Eric Yuan, whose service is booming amid our current shelter-in-place reality. The US remains the country with the most billionaires, with 614, followed by greater China (including Hong Kong and Macao), with 456,” the magazine said.

Forbes Richest Africans 2020:

RankNameNet Worth in US dollarsAgeOrigin of Wealth
#1Aliko Dangote$10.1 B63cement, sugar, flour
#2Nassef Sawiris$8 B59construction, chemicals
#3Mike Adenuga$7.7 B66telecom, oil
#3Nicky Oppenheimer$7.7 B74diamonds
#5Johann Rupert$6.5 B69luxury goods
#6Issad Rebrab$4.4 B76food
#7Mohamed Mansour$3.3 B72diversified
#8Abdulsamad Rabiu$3.1 B59cement, sugar
#9Naguib Sawiris$3 B65telecom
#10Patrice Motsepe$2.6 B58mining
#11Koos Bekker$2.5 B67media, investments
#12Yasseen Mansour$2.3 B58diversified
#13Isabel dos Santos$2.2 B46investments
#14Youssef Mansour$1.9 B74diversified
#15Aziz Akhannouch$1.7 B59petroleum, diversified
#16Mohammed Dewji$1.6 B44diversified
#17Othman Benjelloun$1.4 B87banking, insurance
#18Michiel Le Roux$1.3 B70banking
#19Strive Masiyiwa$1.1 B59telecom
#20Folorunsho Alakija$1 B69oil

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