The African continent has produced many wealthy people; with over 28 known billionaires. According the Forbes’ 2015 list of Africa’s 50 Richest, Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote remains the richest person in Africa and the richest black man in the world.
Here are the richest people in Africa, according to Forbes.
53) Gerrit Thomas “GT” Ferreira – Net Worth: $510 Million (South African)
Gerrit Thomas “GT” Ferreira is a self-made millionaire who co-founded Rand Consolidated Investing in 1977 along with Laurie Dippenaar and Paul Harris. After a series of successful mergers and acquisitions, FirstRand came into existence in 1990. Today it is one of the largest financial services groups in Africa.
52) Jannie Mouton – Net Worth: $520 Million (South African)
The 67-year-old self-made millionaire is the founder of CEO of PSG Group, a listed investment holding company with interests in banking, financial services, agriculture, private equity and education.
51) Ahmed Ezz – Net Worth: $520 Million (Egyptian)
Egyptian Steel tycoon Ahmed Ezz served as chairman of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s political party. The self-made millionaire was forced to step down from his post as chairman of Ezz Steel.
50) Oba Otudeko – Net Worth: $550 Million (Nigerian)
Oba is the founder and chairman of Honeywell Group. The group’s operations stretch across flour milling, oil and gas, marine transportation and real estate. He also owns Radisson Blu in Lagos, Nigeria.