Bishop is the author of “Africa’s Billionaires: Inspirational Stories from the Continent’s Wealthiest People”.
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As Forbes magazine heads towards its centenary in 2017, this is a timely look at how the work of entrepreneurs can influence lives in Africa and create the jobs that empty state coffers can no longer afford.
Written by the founder of Forbes Africa, this is a masterclass on how the brightest and most successful entrepreneurs across Africa made their billions.
Chris Bishop gets up close and personal with the biggest names in business on the continent: Aliko Dangote, Patrice Motsepe, Nicky Oppenheimer, Christo Wiese and Stephen Saad, among others.
These are the stories of how they not only survived, but thrived, in the fast and furious world of African business:
The penniless priest who became a steel baron;
The barefoot apple-seller who turned into a mining millionaire;
The man who shared a hut with cattle but ended up a billionaire;
- The respected millionaire who went from running dice games and dealing drugs to running a city.
This is a rich tapestry of stories about the super-wealthy and the wise, told with wit and heart.
Listen to the interview in the audio below.
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