Where can we find a person who owns the majority of the entire world’s money – the richest man? In Europe? Africa? USA? Asia? – an answer to the question is simple. Every continent and country can boost so many millionaires and rich people that you couldn’t even imagine. Africa’s richest man – who is he?
It is a widely recognized fact – but maybe you didn’t know who remains world money for volunteering and helping other people who need these money more than he does.
Maybe that is the right way out from the situation? Don’t you think it is more important to be just a MAN than a rich man with great fortunes but without heart to sacrifice yourself for the sake of other people – giving them some money but becoming less rich and influential?
Who is that happy man or woman? – the answer is obvious – USA representative Bill Gates.
However, during the last 15 years his profits are reducing owning to the fact that is providing more and more
Let’s make simple calculations - total capital of 40 richest entrepreneurs of Africa, reaches $64.9 billion, general sum of money acquired by billionaires from Thailand is $45 billion. However, at the same time the leadership belongs to the wealthy businessmen representing Taiwan, with extremely great sum accounting to $92,7 billion.
Speaking about Africa richest man and list of 10 most affluent and well-to-do men, it can be told that the list was headed by the citizen of Nigeria Aliko Dangote – owner of the company Dangote Group currently engaged in production of food, transportation, and cement production.
The company is a leader in Nigeria sugar production, it also plays the role of a major supplier of sugar and the producer of soft drinks, breweries and confectionery factories holder.
Nicky Oppenheimer is the "silver medalist" in Forbes short-list. So, second place in the list is occupied by the diamond magnate Nicky Oppenheimer who comes from South Africa. According to Forbes, his fortune is estimated to be at about 6.5 billion dollars. He is famous Chairman, the head of the Board of Directors of the DeBeers company which controlling interest was bought in 1929 by his grandfather Ernest Oppenheimer.
45% of the company is owned by Anglo American. In early November this year, Nicky Oppenheimer decided to sell the remaining part of the business of the company Anglo American, thus ending the 80-year history of the diamond business.
Another interesting fact about Nicky Oppenheimer: he is the only private person who is allowed to fly over London in a private helicopter.
Who is 2016 Africa richest man?
The representative of Egypt Nassef Sawiris is the third in the list of the richest people in Africa. Third richest man in Africa owns Orascom group of companies which is one of the largest cement producers on the planet involved in construction operations. The Egyptian state is estimated at $4.75 billion
The company is also a family business. Sawiris also owns big stakes in cement giants Lafarge and Texas Industries.
It is needed to note the richest man in Africa is 7.5 times less rich than the richest man in the world by Forbes, Mexican Carlos Slim, who made the capital of $ 74 billion working in the sphere of telecommunications.
Very successfully he managed to consolidate his company fixed telephone communication with the largest mobile operator in Latin America - America Movil. The value of the shares of the merged company is 62% of the family fortune. Recently he opened the Soumaya Museum in Mexico city which houses an extensive art collection.
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If you compare the status of the richest Africans and Asians, Dangote loses three times. So, as an Indian, Lakshmi Mittal, who owns steel company ArcelorMittal, is the world's largest steel producer, his fortune is estimated at 31.1 billion dollars. According to Forbes, he occupies sixth position in the list. Lakshmi Mittal is also the richest resident of London.
Among Europeans the richest one is the Spaniard Amancio Ortega with the general fortune $ 31 billion. He owns 87% of Inditex group, the products which come under the brands of Zara, Massimo Dutti and Stradivarius.
By the way, Ortega made his fortune himself, and decided not to continue family business. Thus, the young billionaire is a son of a railway worker who began his career from the errand boy. Together with his ex-wife Rosalia Mera (she is also a billionaire), Ortega started making gowns and lingerie in the living room of his house.
If to compare Africa’s richest man with Russian billionaires, Aliko Dangote is 2.4 times less well-to-do than Russian citizen Vladimir Lisin, who owns a capital of 24 billion dollars occupying the 14th place in the list of Forbes billionaires. Lisin is the controlling shareholder of Novolipetsk steel.
Now let’s turn to the remaining top five richest men in Africa
The top five leader is from Nigeria, his name is Mike Adenuga owning $4.3 billion. His property includes Telecom company Globacom, what’s more he is the head of first energy company in Nigeria, Conoil Producing, which aims at producing of oil.
Next in the hit parade of entrepreneurs is Miloud Chaabi - the oligarch from Morocco or 82-year-old Miloud Chaabi, with $3 billion he is recognized as the richest resident of Morocco.
Seventh place was taken by the Egyptian Naguib Sawiris. His assets are $2.9 billion.
Eighth place is assigned to the Christoffel Weiss, the owner of a $2.7 billion Corporation Shoprite, Pepkor shares of the company of a five star resort in South Africa and brand Lourensford which is producing wine.
The ninth position – Onsi Sawiris. His personal assets are estimated at about $2.6 billion. Onsi Sawiris is among the three richest people in Egypt. The first two positions are occupied by his sons, Nassef and Naguib.
Top 10 richest people Africa closes the 49-year-old billionaire Patrice Matsep with the sum of $2.5 billion. He founded the mining company African Rainbow Minerals in 1994, so he is the owner of shares of the Corporation working in the field of financial services and investments.
Hope you have understand and realized how rich they are, but it seems to me that it is more important to bear in mind the sources with the help of which these people manage to earn such great sums of money. Do you see the difference?
Decide for yourself what is better to be done – to be rich or to be kind-hearted and ready to give these profits to save lives.