10 wealthiest Africans (according to a new Forbes ‘rich list’)

Nigerian cement and commodities tycoon Aliko Dangote is the richest African for the seventh year in a row.

This is according a new survey (5 January) by Forbes.

He is worth $12.2 billion, up $100 million from a year ago.

South African mining heir Nicky Oppenheimer is the second richest African, worth $7.7 billion, up by $700 million from last year.

Other South Africans on the billionaires’ list include Michiel le Roux (Capitec Bank) and Desmond Sacco (Assore Group).

Christo Wiese saw his wealth drop from $5.5 billion a year ago to $1.1 billion on 5 January.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed CNBC Africa Head of Programming Chris Bishop.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

He [Christo Wiese] is hanging on by his fingernails.

Chris Bishop

We’ve never seen a fall this rapid [referring to Christo Wiese’s declining fortune].

Chris Bishop

It’s incredible that he [Christo Wiese] is still a billionaire!

Chris Bishop

He [Michiel le Roux] is very quiet and understated… He doesn’t let anybody call him by his surname… There’s no business class travel in his company… Everyone must go economy class…

Chris Bishop

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