1. Aliko Dangote.
Alhaji Aliko Dangote is a Nigerian businessman and owner of Dangote group,a Pan-African conglomerate. As of March 2019, Forbes magazine estimated his net worth at US$10.6 billion, making him the wealthiest man in Africa.
Aliko Dangote was born on 10 April 1957 in Kano State, Nigeria. Dangote is the great- grandson of Alhassan Dantata, the richest West African at the time of his death in 1955.
The Dangote Group was established as a small trading firm in 1977 and in the same year Dangote relocated to Lagos to expand the company. Dangote is now a multi trillion-naira conglomerate with many ots operations in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia and Togo.
Dangote was awarded Nigeria's second-highest honour, the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) by the Nigeria former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
2. Nassef Sawiris.
Nassef Sawiris is an Egyptian billionaire and business magnate who runs the most lucrative part of his family's business Empire. According to Forbes, Nassef Sawiris is worth $8.5bn and us currently the 297th richest man in the world.
Nassef Onsi Sawiris was born 19 January 1961 and he is an Egyptian billionaire businessman. As of May 2021, his net worth was estimated to be $9.2 billion and in 2021 he was considered to be the richest Arab and the second richest African.
3. Nicholas F. Oppenheimer.
Nicholas F. Oppenheimer is a South African billionaire businessman. And he was born 8 June 1945. Nicholas F. Oppenheimer was formerly the chairman of De Beers diamond mining company and of its subsidiary, the Diamond Trading Company, and former deputy chairman of Anglo American. He is the third richest man in Africa.
4. Johann Peter Rupert.
Johann Peter Rupert is South African-born entrepreneur and he was born 1 June 1950. Johann Peter Rupert is the chairman of the Swiss-based luxury-goods company Richemont and the South Africa-based company Remgro.
Rupert and family were ranked as the second-richest in South Africa on the 2020 Forbes list.
5. Michael Adenuga.
Michael Adenuga is a Nigerian billionaire businessman and the third richest person in Africa. His company Globacom is Nigeria's second largest telecom operator. He also owns stakes in Equitorial Trust Bank and the oil exploration firm Conoil.
Forbes has estimated his net worth at $6.2 billion as of May 2021.
He was made Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) by the government of Nigeria in 2012.
He also holds a Yoruba tribal chieftaincy as the Otunba Apesin of the Ijebu clan.
In 2018, he was decorated with the insignia of a Commander of the Legion of Honour by President Emmanuel Macron of France.
Adenuga was cited as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine in 2019.