Following several years of steady growth in Africa, the continent’s wealthiest are facing a number of headwinds, and the plunge in the price of oil and commodities has continued to impact the fortunes of Africa’s richest people.
Forbes’ annual Rich List show that the number of billionaires in Africa has actually risen to 25, up from 24 last year.
Two heavyweights, Nigerian businessmen Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu dropped off the list in the past 12 months.
The top 25 richest Africans includes billionaires hailing from eight countries including Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland and Tanzania.
Below is the list of the top 10 richest Africans;
10. Issad Rebrab, Algeria
Net Worth: $3bn
Source of Wealth: Food
9. Isabel dos Santos, Angola
Net Worth: $3.1bn
Source Of Wealth: Investments