Forbes Richest People In Africa 2011

Nationality: Nigeria,Egypt,South Africa

This 25th year of tracking global wealth was one to remember. The 2011 Forbes Billionaires List breaks two records: total number of listees (1,210) and combined wealth ($4.5 trillion). This horde surpasses the gross domestic product of Germany, one of only six nations to have fewer billionaires this year.

BRICs led the way: Brazil, Russia, India and China produced 108 of the 214 new names. These four nations are home to one in four members, up from one in 10 five years ago. Before this year only the U.S. had ever produced more than 100 billionaires. China now has 115 and Russia 101.Here’s the list of Top-10 Richest People In Africa:

No.1 Aliko Dangote

Nigeria’s Richest Person: #1

World’s Richest People: #51 overall

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Source: sugar, flour, cement , self-made

Age:53 ,Citizenship: Nigeria ,Residence:Lagos, Nigeria

Marital Status:Married,Children:3

No.2 Nicky Oppenheimer & family

South Africa’s Richest Person: #1

World’s Richest People: #136 overall

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: De Beers, inherited

Age:65 ,Citizenship:South Africa ,Residence:Johannesburg, South Africa

Marital Status:Married,Children:1

No.3 Nassef Sawiris

Egypt’s Richest Person: #1

World’s Richest People: #182 overall

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: construction, inherited and growing

Age:50 ,Citizenship: Egypt ,Residence:Cairo, Egypt

No.4 Johann Rupert & family

South Africa’s Richest Person: #2

World’s Richest People: #219 overall

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Luxury goods, inherited and growing

Age:60 ,Citizenship: South Africa,Residence: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Marital Status:Married,Children:3

No.5 Naguib Sawiris

Nigeria’s Richest Person: #2

World’s Richest People: #310 overall

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Telecom, inherited and growing

Age:56 ,Citizenship: Egypt ,Residence:Cairo, Egypt

Marital Status:Married,Children:4

No.6 Patrice Motsepe

South Africa’s Richest Person: #3

World’s Richest People: #336 overall

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Mining, self-made

Age:49 ,Citizenship: South Africa ,Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa

Marital Status:Married,Children:3

No.7 Onsi Sawiris

Egypt’s Richest Person: #3

World’s Richest People: #393 overall

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: construction, self-made

Age:81 ,Citizenship: Egypt, Residence: Cairo, Egypt

Marital Status:Married,Children:3

No.8 Mike Adenuga

Net Worth: $2 billion

Nigeria’s Richest Person: #2

World’s Richest People: #595 overall

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Telcom, banking, oil, self-made

Age:57 ,Citizenship: Nigeria ,Residence:Lagos, Nigeria

Marital Status:Married

No.9 Mohamed Mansour

Egypt’s Richest Person: #4

World’s Richest People: #595 overall

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Diversified, self-made

Age:63 ,Citizenship: Egypt ,Residence:Cairo, Egypt

Marital Status:Married,Children:2

No.10 Mohammed Ibrahim

UK’s Richest Person: #23

World’s Richest People: #692 overall

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: communications, self-made

Age:64 ,Citizenship: Sudan (Other citizenship: UK),Residence:London, United Kingdom

No.11 Yasseen Mansour

Egypt’s Richest Person: #5

World’s Richest People: #692 overall

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Diversified, self-made

Age:49 ,Citizenship: Egypt ,Residence:Cairo, Egypt

Marital Status:Married,Children:4

No.12 Youssef Mansour

Egypt’s Richest Person: #6

World’s Richest People: #692 overall

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Diversified, self-made

Age:65 ,Citizenship: Egypt ,Residence:Cairo, Egypt

Marital Status:Married,Children:5

No.13 Christoffel Wiese

Net Worth: $1.6 billion

South Africa’s Richest Person: #4

World’s Richest People: #782 overall

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Consumer retail, self-made

Age:69 ,Citizenship: South Africa

Marital Status:Married,Children:3

No.14 Samih Sawiris

Egypt’s Richest Person: #7

World’s Richest People: #879 overall

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: hotels, inherited and growing

Age:54 ,Citizenship: Egypt, Residence:Cairo, Egypt

Marital Status:Married

No.15 Mohamed Al Fayed & family

Egypt’s Richest Person: #8

World’s Richest People: #993 overall

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Retail, self-made

Age:78 ,Citizenship: Egypt

Marital Status:Married,Children:5