According to the list, the richest people in Africa in 2022 are listed below.
Forbes has issued its annual World’s Billionaires Publication, which ranks 2,668 billionaires worldwide. Only three Africans, who are all Nigerians made the list’s Top 500.
Aliko Dangote remains at the top and is the richest man in Africa, according to Forbes, with $14 billion in total earnings.
South African Johann Rupert and Family was ranked Number 2, with his $11.9 billion fortune.
South African Nicky Oppenheimer and his family with a net worth of $8.7 billion ranked in the third position among the African richest people in 2022.
Nassef Sawiris with a net worth of $8.6 billion from Egypt ranked in the fourth position.
A total of twelve people under the age of 30 were also included on the list.
Abdulsamad Rabiu and Mike Adenuga, both from Nigeria, were ranked 5 and 6 on the list, with net worths of $7 billion and $6.7 billion, respectively.
Forbes report that even with the global coronavirus pandemic, the wealthiest people in Africa are wealthier than they have been in eight years.
There were fewer numbers billionaires on the Forbes list of the richest people in Africa in 2022 compared to previous years.
The continent’s 18 billionaires are collectively worth $84.9 billion, up 15% from a year ago and the highest total since 2014 when there were 28 African billionaires; the average net worth is higher this year due to the fewer number of list members, according to Forbes.
The riches of these tycoons were boosted by rising stock prices from Nigeria to Zimbabwe, as demand for products ranging from cement to luxury goods increased.