Nassef Sawiris Net Worth


The global economy is in a particularly volatile phase right now, with fortunes tending to rise and fall on a daily or even hourly basis. But in Africa, as in the rest of the world, the last couple of years have been by and large good for the billionaire class. Billionaires on the continent might not get the worldwide headlines that billionaires in North America or Asia can get, but there are a few notable fortunes in Africa that are worth noting. Here are the five richest.

Nassef Sawiris: $6.1 Billion

Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris made the bulk of his fortune with Orascom Construction Industries, the construction company founded by his father and which he currently serves as CEO, a position he stepped into in 1998. Sawiris has had a plethora of other duties as well, serving or having served as a Director of the Dubai International Financial Exchange, President of the Egyptian Cement Company, and is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce, the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and the Business Secretariat of the Egyptian National Democratic Party.

Nathan Kirsh: $7.2 Billion

Business magnate Nathan Kirsh may be based in South Africa, but his property empire reaches far beyond it, with holdings in Australia and the United Kingdom. Kirsh’s position on this list is even more impressive when you consider that he went bankrupt in the 1980s.

Nicky Oppenheimer: $7.9 Billion

Nicky Oppenheimer’s family business is diamond mining. His grandfather was Chairman of the De Beers diamond mining company back in the 20s. But the South African businessman is also the head of Greene and Partners Investments, a venture capital firm focused on business in his native South Africa.

Johann Rupert: $8.7 Billion

The eldest son of late South African business tycoon Anton Rupert, the Rupert family fortune has ballooned to new heights in recent years. Rupert is the Chairman of Swizz luxury goods brand Richemont and has a philanthropic interest in environmental conservation.

STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP via Getty Images

Aliko Dangote: $21 Billion

The richest person in Africa with a fortune of about two and a half times that of the last person on this list, Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote controls The Dangote Group, a huge investment firm that forms the bulk of his wealth and includes holdings all over Africa.



You May Also Like

Beatrice Santos Boyfriend: Who Is Tennis Player Dating Now? Family And Net Worth

Beatrice Santos is a Portuguese tennis player who has just started her…

Mark Adrian Humphrey Death News: Is He Dead or Alive? What Happened To Him?

Mark Adrian Humphrey death news has been all over the Internet; people are…

Hilary Alexander Illness Before Death: Fashion Icon Husband, Family And Net Worth

Who was Hilary Alexander? What was the cause of her death? Details…

Was Emma Pattison Shot? Gunshots Heard At School- Family Found Dead At Epsom College

Was Emma Pattison Shot? This question is on everyone’s mind after the…

Dj Raevas Death And Obituary: Did He Commit Suicide? Family Tree

Learn about Dj Raevas death and obituary through this article. Also, please…

Who Are Ally Lewber Parents? Meet David Lewer & Lorena Rankin!

Season 10 of Vanderpump Rules introduced Ally Lewber as James Kennedy’s new…

RHONJ: Who Is Rachel Fuda Husband John Fuda? Meet Her 3 Kids And Family

Rachel Fuda husband whereabouts are widely searched as he is famous as…

Get To Know Jennifer Charity Boecher Age, Job, Height

Meet Jennifer Charity Boecher, one of the cast members of 90 Day…

Jennifer Charity Boecher Parents: Edward And Donna Boecher

  Fans of 90 Day Fiance have seen Rishi Singh Dhakar’s parents…

How Tall Is James Licauco? Height And Age- Meet His Siblings, David Licauco

Fans search for James Licauco height as the handsome certified athlete gives…

Know Everything About Chandler Moore’s Wife, Hannah Poole!

Chandler David Moore is an American who sings, writes songs, and leads…

Who Is Madison Fiore? His Age, Job, Net Worth, Taylor Hasselhoff

Madison Fiore is the newly wedded husband of Taylor Hasselhoff. PEOPLE recently…