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World's Billionaires 2010

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    The Top 20 Billionaires in the World

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    1) Carlos Slim Helu
    Net Worth: $53.5 billion
    Source: Telecom
    Residence: Mexico
    • Telecom tycoon who pounced on privatization of Mexico's national telephone company in the 1990s becomes world's richest person for first time after coming in third place last year. Net worth up $18.5 billion in a year.
    • Recently received regulatory approval to merge his fixed-line assets into American Movil, Latin America's biggest mobile phone company.
    • His construction conglomerate, Impulsora del Desarrollo y el Empleo, builds roads and energy infrastructure.
    • Son of a Lebanese immigrant also owns stakes in financial group Inbursa, Bronco Drilling, Independent News & Media, Saks and New York Times Co.
    • Newspaper outfit's stock popped in early March on talk he might buy a controlling stake; he denies the rumor.
    • Donating $65 million to fund a research project in genomic medicine with American billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad.

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    2) Bill Gates
    Net Worth: $53 billion
    Source: Microsoft
    Residence: U.S.
    • Software visionary is now the world's second-richest man. Net worth still up $13 billion in a year as Microsoft shares rose 50% in 12 months, value of investment vehicle Cascade swelled.
    • More than 60% of fortune held outside Microsoft; investments include Four Seasons hotels, Televisa, Auto Nation.
    • Stepped down from day-to-day duties at Microsoft in 2008 to focus on philanthropy.
    • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation dedicated to fighting hunger, improving education in America's high schools, developing vaccines against malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS

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    3) Warren Buffett
    Net Worth: $47 billion
    Source: Investments
    Residence: U.S.
    • America's favorite investor up $10 billion in past 12 months on surging Berkshire Hathaway shares; says U.S. has survived economic "Pearl Harbor," but warns recovery will be slow.
    • Shrewdly invested $5 billion in Goldman Sachs and $3 billion in General Electric amid 2008 market collapse.
    • Recently acquired railroad giant Burlington Northern Santa Fe for $26 billion.
    • "We've put a lot of money to work during the chaos of the last two years. When it's raining gold, reach for a bucket, not a thimble."
    • Berkshire Hathaway book value was up 19.8% to $21.8 billion in 2009.
    • Son of Nebraska stockbroker met value investor Benjamin Graham while studying economics at Columbia.
    • Took over textile firm Berkshire Hathaway in 1965, used company as a vehicle to invest in insurance (Geico), food (Dairy Queen), utilities (MidAmerican Energy) and recently green tech (electric-car maker BYD).

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    4) Mukesh Ambani
    Net Worth: $29 billion
    Source: Petrochemicals, oil and gas
    Residence: India
    • Global ambitions: His Reliance Industries, already India's most valuable company, recently bid $2 billion for 65% stake in troubled Canadian oil sands outfit Value Creations.
    • Firm's $14.5 billion offer to buy bankrupt petrochemicals maker LyondellBasell was rejected.
    • Since September company has sold Treasury shares worth $2 billion to be used for acquisitions.
    • Late father, Dhirubhai, founded Reliance and built it into a massive conglomerate. After he died, Mukesh and his brother, Anil, ran the family business together for a brief time. But siblings feuded over control; mother eventually brokered split of assets, with Mukesh getting oil, gas and petrochemicals businesses.
    • Still at odds with Anil over gas supply agreement; awaiting Supreme Court's final ruling.
    • Owns cricket team Mumbai Indians.

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    5) Lakshmi Mittal
    Net Worth: $28.7 billion
    Source: Steel
    Residence: India
    • London's richest resident oversees ArcelorMittal, world's largest steel maker. Net profits fell 75% in 2009.
    • Mittal took 12% pay cut amid slump but improved outlook pushed stock up one-third in past year.
    • Looking to expand in his native India; wants to build steel mills in Jharkhad and Orissa but has not received government approval.
    • Started in family steel business in India in 1970s; branched out on his own in 1994.
    • Initially bought up steel mills on the cheap in Eastern Europe.
    • Earned $1.1 billion for selling his interest in a Kazakh refinery in December.
    • Sits on the boards of Goldman Sachs, EADS.
    • Upped stake in struggling British soccer team QPR in February.
    • Funding 400-foot sculpture to be built in London's Olympic Park in time for 2012 Olympics.
    • Owns 12-bedroom mansion in London's posh Kensington neighborhood.
    • Daughter-in-law Megha recently bought insolvent German fashion house Escada.

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    6) Lawrence Ellison
    Net Worth: $28 billion
    Source: Oracle
    Residence: U.S.
    • Oracle founder's fortune continues to soar; shares up 70% in past 12 months.
    • Database giant has bought 57 companies in the past five years.
    • Completed $7.4 billion buyout of Sun Microsystems in January; acquired BEA Systems for $8.5 billion in 2008.
    • Studied physics at U. of Chicago; didn't graduate.
    • Started Oracle 1977; took public a day before Microsoft in 1986.
    • Owns 52% stake in business-software company NetSuite; shares worth $480 million.
    • Racing junkie owns 453-foot yacht Rising Sun with pal David Geffen. Won America's Cup in February, besting longtime rival billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli.

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    7) Bernard Arnault
    Net Worth: $27.5 billion
    Source: Luxury goods
    Residence: France
    • Bling is back, helping fashion icon grab title of richest European as shares of his luxury goods outfit LVMH--maker of Louis Vuitton, Moet & Chandon--surge 57%.
    • LVMH is developing upscale Shanghai commercial property, L'Avenue Shanghai, with Macau billionaire Stanley Ho.
    • Renaissance man owns French tour operator Go Voyages, yacht builder Royal Van Lent; has a stake in French retailer Carrefour.
    • Built Le Cheval Blanc in ski resort town of Courchevel, France, where he likes to spend New Year's Eve.
    • Father, Jean, who died in January, made small fortune in construction; sale of that business later helped fund Arnault's move into real estate and eventually into luxury goods.
    • Still a family affair: son Antoine, 32, and daughter Delphine, 34, sit on LVMH's board.
    • Wife is a concert pianist; Arnault himself reported to be an excellent piano player.
    8) Eike Batista
    Net Worth: $27 billion
    Source: Mining, oil
    Residence: Brazil
    • Vowing to become world's richest man--and he may be on his way. This year's biggest gainer added $19.5 billion to his personal balance sheet.
    • Son of Brazil's revered former mining minister who presided over mining giant Companhia Vale do Rio Doce got his start in gold trading and mining. Insists Dad didn't help: "All my businesses started from zero. My father was a problem for me because he never let me near Vale."
    • Made a pile in resources and other services, but two-thirds of his fortune comes from relatively new source, OGX Petróleo e Gas Participações, the oil-and-gas exploration company he founded in 2007 and took public a year later.
    • Police raided his home in 2008, alleging Batista smuggled gold and unfairly influenced the acquisition of a railroad. He denied all wrongdoing, emerged unscathed.
    • Onetime champion offshore powerboat racer.
    • Formerly married to Playboy cover girl.
    • Provided financing to Rio de Janeiro's Olympic committee, helping the city win its bid for 2016 Olympic Games.

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    9) Amancio Ortega
    Net Worth: $25 billion
    Source: Fashion retail
    Residence: Spain
    • Style maven lords over Inditex; fashion firm, which operates under several brand names including Zara, Massimo Dutti and Stradivarius, has 4,500 stores in 73 countries including new spots in Mexico and Syria.
    • Set up joint venture with Tata Group subsidiary to enter India in 2010.
    • Betting on Florida real estate: bought Coral Gables office tower that is currently home to Bacardi USA.
    • Also owns a luxury apartment complex in Miami; properties in Madrid, Paris, London and Lisbon, a horse-jumping circuit, an interest in a soccer league; has investments in gas, tourism and banks.
    • Railway worker's son started as a gofer in a shirt store.
    • With then-wife Rosalia Mera, also a billionaire, started making dressing gowns and lingerie in living room.
    • Shuns neckties and fanfare.
    • Daughter Marta works for Inditex; speculation has it she's being groomed to eventually replace her father.

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    10) Karl Albrecht
    Net Worth: $23.5 billion
    Source: Supermarkets
    Residence: Germany
    • Owns discount supermarket giant Aldi Sud, one of Germany's (and Europe's) dominant grocers.
    • Has 1,000 stores in U.S. across 29 states.
    • Estimated sales: $37 billion.
    • Plans to open New York City store this year.
    • With younger brother, Theo, transformed mother's corner grocery store into Aldi after World War II. Brothers split ownership in 1961; Karl took the stores in southern Germany, plus the rights to the brand in the U.K., Australia and the U.S. Theo got northern Germany and the rest of Europe.
    • Retired from daily operations.
    • Fiercely private: little known about him other than that he apparently raises orchids and plays golf.

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    11) Ingvar Kamprad and Family
    Net Worth: $23 billion
    Source: Ikea
    Residence: Sweden
    • Ikea's reputation under fire. In Russia company fired two top managers for allowing bribes to a power supplier. In France firm is facing an extended workers' strike.
    • A former managing director has published a book exposing questionable ethics.
    • Even Kamprad's frugal image is being questioned, as details of a fancier life (he reportedly drives a Porsche) emerge.
    • Still, no one can question his success: peddled matches, fish, pens, Christmas cards and other items by bicycle as a teenager. Started selling furniture in 1947.
    • Opened first Ikea store more than 50 years ago; chain's name is a combination of initials of his first and last name, his family farm and the nearest village.
    • Retired in 1986; company's "senior advisor" still reportedly works tirelessly on his brand.
    • Discount retailer now sells 9,500 items in 37 countries; prints catalog in 27 languages.
    • Fiscal 2009 sales: $31 billion.
    • Plans to open 15 stores in 2010, including one in Shenyang, China.

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    12) Christy Walton and Family
    Net Worth: $22.5 billion
    Source: Wal-Mart
    Residence: U.S.
    • World's largest retailer benefited as cash-strapped shoppers looked to discount merchandise at start of economic slump.
    • Boost may have waned; recently reported 1.6% decline in same-store sales in its U.S. Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores, warned of soft sales in current quarter.
    • Still, shares are up 7% in past 12 months and family fortune rose a combined $13 billion, largely recovering losses from market crash.
    • Sam Walton started as J.C. Penney clerk. Opened Benjamin Franklin five-and-dime in 1945; lost lease five years later. Founded Bentonville, Ark., general store with brother James 1962.
    • Today Wal-Mart has $405 billion in annual sales, 2 million employees, more than 8,400 stores.
    • Christy is the richest of the Waltons thanks to late husband John's early bet on First Solar; alternative energy stock up more than 350% since 2006 public offering.
    13) Stefan Persson
    Net Worth: $22.4 billion
    Source: H&M
    Residence: Sweden
    • "Cheap chic" mogul is chairman of Hennes & Mauritz (H&M); promoted son, Karl-Johan, 34, to chief executive in July.
    • Retailer is known for bringing on big names like Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney to design affordable collections for its 1,900 stores.
    • Continuing its designer collaborations with new shoe line with Jimmy Choo that debuted in November and knitwear line with Sonia Rykiel.
    • Continues to expand internationally: opened first stores in Russia, Lebanon and South Korea in past year.
    • His father, Erling, founded H&M in 1947; Stefan took over in 1982, gave up chief executive position in 1998.
    • Reportedly acquired the village of Linkenholt in Hampshire, England, last summer.
    • A founder of the Mentor Foundation, nonprofit that combats substance abuse among youth.
    • Enjoys downhill skiing, tennis and golf.

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    14) Li Ka-shing
    Net Worth: $21 billion
    Source: Diversified
    Residence: Hong Kong
    • Betting on recovery, upped stakes in publicly traded conglomerates Cheung Kong and Hutchison Whampoa. Cheung Kong paid $100 million for shares in Russian aluminum maker Rusal ahead of its January Hong Kong public offering. Hutchison Whampoa is attempting to take its telecom subsidiary private for $545 million in cash; awaiting regulatory approval.
    • Through HW, Li is world's largest operator of container terminals, world's largest health and beauty retailer by number of outlets, a major supplier of electricity to Hong Kong and a real estate developer.
    • Has a large holding in Canadian oil firm Husky Energy, which recently announced its third discovery in South China Sea.
    • Asia's most generous individual has given out $1.4 billion to education, medical research.
    • Humble origins: quit school at age 15 to support his family; made plastic flowers that he exported to U.S. in the 1950s.
    • Eldest son, Victor, helps him run businesses; son Richard struck out on his own in early 1990s and is a billionaire in his own right.

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    15) Jim C. Walton
    Net Worth: $20.7 billion
    Source: Wal-Mart
    Residence: U.S.
    • Sam Walton started as J.C. Penney clerk. Opened Benjamin Franklin five-and-dime in 1945; lost lease five years later. Founded Bentonville, Ark., general store with brother James in 1962.
    • Today Walmart has $405 billion in annual sales, 2 million employees, more than 8,400 stores.
    • Jim runs family's Arvest bank.

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    16) Alice Walton
    Net Worth: $20.6 billion
    Source: Wal-Mart
    Residence: U.S.
    • World's largest retailer benefited as cash-strapped shoppers looked to discount merchandise at start of economic slump.
    • Boost may have waned; recently reported 1.6% decline in same-store sales in its U.S. Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores, warned of soft sales in current quarter.
    • Still, shares up 7% in past 12 months and family fortune rose a combined $13 billion, largely recovering losses from market crash.
    • Alice funded $100 million airport in Bentonville 1990; building Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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    17) Liliane Bettencourt
    Net Worth: $20 billion
    Source: L'Oreal
    Residence: France
    • Makeup heiress' fortune rebounding with L'Oreal shares.
    • Company, founded by her father, celebrated its 100th birthday in 2009.
    • Last year only daughter and heir, Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers, petitioned courts to investigate reported $1.4 billion worth of cash and gifts her mother allegedly gave to Francois-Marie Banier, 61, a well-known photographer, writer and painter whom she befriended. Daughter claims Banier took advantage of her mother, who became a widow in 2007. Liliane denies it; has been ordered to undergo psychological testing before July trial. Mother and daughter apparently no longer speak.


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    18) S. Robson Walton
    Net Worth: $19.8 billion
    Source: Wal-Mart
    Residence: U.S.
    • Rob has been chairman of Wal-Mart since 1992.
    • World's largest retailer benefited as cash-strapped shoppers looked to discount merchandise at start of economic slump.
    • Boost may have waned; recently reported 1.6% decline in same-store sales in its U.S. Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores, warned of soft sales in current quarter.
    • Still, shares up 7% in past 12 months and family fortune rose a combined $13 billion, largely recovering losses from market crash.
    • Sam Walton started as J.C. Penney clerk. Opened Benjamin Franklin five-and-dime in 1945; lost lease five years later. Founded Bentonville, Ark., general store with brother James in 1962.
    • Today Walmart has $405 billion in annual sales, 2 million employees, more than 8,400 stores.

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    19) Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud
    Net Worth: $19.4 billion
    Source: Diversified
    Residence: Saudi Arabia
    • Net worth of globe-trotting investor and nephew of the Saudi king is up $6.1 billion in the past year.
    • Two-thirds of his fortune is held in his 95% stake in Saudi-listed investment vehicle, Kingdom Holding.
    • In the five weeks leading up to Forbes' stock valuation date, Kingdom shares jumped 49%.
    • Alwaleed and Kingdom Holding together own a 3.5% stake in Citigroup. As the bank's largest individual investor, he has been vocal in his support of its chief executive Vikram Pandit.
    • Kingdom Holding also has large holdings in the Four Seasons and Fairmont hotel management chains.
    • In late February News Corp. purchased a 9% stake in Alwaleed's Arab media and entertainment company Rotana, valuing the company at $770 million.
    • His palaces and real estate are worth more than $3 billion.
    • Owns jewelry collection he values at $730 million, plus four airplanes, including an Airbus A380.

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    20) David Thomson and Family
    Net Worth: $19 billion
    Source: Thomson Reuters
    Residence: Canada
    • Chairman of Thomson Reuters knocks longtime rival Michael Bloomberg out of top 20.
    • Firm acquired financial commentary site Breakingviews in December.
    • Grandfather Roy founded the media group in 1934.
    • With brother Peter, serves as cochair of family's investment concern, Woodbridge.
    • Also owns CTVglobemedia; multimedia outfit's holdings include Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and dozens of TV channels and radio stations.
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    Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (est $65 Billion)
    President of Equatorial Guinea since 1979

    2. Muammar al-Gaddafi ($56 Billion)
    Leader and Guide of the Revolution, The Libyan Leader

    3. Dr. Mike Adenuga ($27 Billion)
    Dr. Mike Adenuga, Chairman of Globacom, a Telecommunications company

    4. Onsi Sawiris ($20 Billion)
    Onsi Sawiris, Egptian Businessman who heads Orascom, Telecommunicatons company

    5. Mohammed Al Amoudi ($ 9 Billion)
    Mohammed Al Amoudi, Ethiopian Business man, Oil, Gas, Mining, Hotels, Agriculture and hospitals

    6. Aliko Dangote ($ 4 Billion)
    Aliko Dangote, Nigerian Businessman, Dankotes businesses include food processing, cement manufacturing and freight

    7. Strive Masiyiwa ($ 3.5 Billion)
    Strive Masiyiwa (aka "Bill Gates of Africa") is a Zimbabwean businessman and cellphone pioneer, founding Econet Wireless.

    8. Robert Mugabe ($ 3 Billion)
    Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe

    9. Mohamed Fayed ( $ 3 Billion)
    Mohammed Fayed, Eqyptian Businessman
    His Business interests include Harrods department store in london and Fulham, an English, Premiership football club

    10. Ibru Family ( $ 2.5 Billion)
    Hotels and Banking in Africa, Nigerian Businesses

    11. Femi Otedola ( $ 2 Billion)
    Nigerian Business man, Business interests include Zenon Oil and other Oil Products

    12. Yoweri Museveni ($ 1.7 Billion)
    Uganda's economy began to grow steadily and poverty levels have dropped by 45% since 1992.

    13. Olusegun Obasanjo ( $ 1.3 Billion)
    Olusegun Obasanjo, President of Nigeria

    14. Anis haggar ( $ 1.3 Billion)
    Sudanese industrialist,

    15. Mo Ibrahim ($ 1.2 Billion)
    A Sudanese, the founder of Celtel International

    16. Arap Moi ( $ 1.2 Billion)
    Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, President of Kenya 1978 - 2002. Corruption ran riot during his reign culminating with the massive Goldenberg scandal.

    17. Musa Danjuma (est $ 1.2 Billion)
    Musa Danjuma, A Nigerian Businessman, Business Interests include real estate and shipping

    18. Patrice Motsepe (est $ 1.2 Billion)
    South African entrepreneur, has interests in gold, ferrous metals, base metals, and platinum

    19. Madhvani Family (est $ 800 Million)
    Roni Madvani, A Ugandan Business man Business interests include Uganda Tourism Board and Hotels

    20. Cyril Ramaphosa (est $ 600 Million)
    Cyril Ramaphosa South African business man and politician Business interests include Shaduka Holdings, Bidvest Group, MTN Group and SASRIA Limited
     
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    Andrew Chenge ($1m)-Bariadi parliament representative,radar scandal
     
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    Nina wasiwasi na hii list, kama hao jamaa mfano huyo wa kwanza ana pesa kiasi hicho mbona hayupo kwenye list ya matajiri wa dunia, tena angekuwa wa kwanza maana inaonekana ana pesa kuliko Carlos Slim, kama vipi weka source ya hizi data basi.
     
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    The richest men in Africa – 2009

    Last Updated: 1/17/2010 1:23:17 PM

    It is that time of the year, the American business magazine Forbes has published its annual list of the richest people on planet Earth and we at ClickAfrique have had a look through to see how Africa fared.....

    The richest men in Africa 2009

    2008 has been a tough year all round, the Credit Crunch unleashed havoc across the globe, commodity prices crashed, export markets shrunk, stock markets have headed downwards and foreign investors have fled riskier markets as they rushed for safety.
    The culmination of these factors has seen some big changes in the league table of African wealth with many fortunes decimated and a new man at the top.

    Johann Rupert & Family (South Africa)
    African Rank No.9 - World Rank No.601 - Wealth $1.2 billion
    It has been another bad year for the Rupert family. Once ranked No.3 on the list of richest in Africa, the family is in danger of slipping out of the list all together. The bulk of their wealth is tied into the Richemont Group, a major player in luxury goods and this is a sector that has been particularly hard hit by the global down turn. The summation of this is a fall in wealth of over $2.4 billion and a drop to No.9 in the African rich list.
    Femi Otedola (Nigeria)
    African Rank No. 9 - World Rank No.601 - Wealth $1.2 billon
    Last year saw the debut of Aliko Dangote as the first entry from Africa's most populous country, Nigeria in the Forbes Billionaire list. This year sees another entry, oil magnate Femi Odetola. Odetola is one of a cortège of moguls who prospered under the Nigeria last administration, others include Aliko Dangote, Jim Ovia (Zenith Bank), Michael Adenuga (Glo Telecoms) and Tony Elumelu (UBA Bank) . It would be no surprise if one of the latter three makes the list next year.
    Patrice Motsepe (South Africa)
    African Rank No.8 - World Rank No.559 - Wealth $1.3 billion
    Patrice Motsepe was a new entrant this time last year his mining empire benefitting from record commodity prices to make him the first black South African to make the African rich list. A year on the fall in commodity prices particularly platinum has hit him hard with his personal wealth falling $1.1 billion. Despite the fall he was still able to claw his way up one spot to No.8 on the list.
    Onsi Sawiris (Egypt)
    African No.7 - World Rank No.430 - Wealth $1.7 billon
    In 2008 the Sawiris family were easily the richest family in Africa with father Onil and sons Naguib, Nassef and Samih boasting a combined wealth of $35.7 billion. The global crisis has seen this wealth decimated. The patriarch of the Sawiris family, Onil saw his personal wealth plunge from $9.1 billion to $1.7 billion on the back of collapse in the value of the Sawiris's construction group, telecommunication group and leisure interests.
    Mo Ibrahim (Sudan)
    African No.6 - World Rank 334 - Wealth $2 billion
    We omitted Mo Ibrahim from our list last year, with $2 billion to his name we are not going to make the same mistake twice. Mo Ibrahim made his fortune building up the CelTel mobile phone empire and selling it on to Kuwaiti investors. In recent years he is most famous for his $5 million African leadership prize.
    Aliko Dangote (Nigeria)
    African No.5 - World Rank No.261 - Wealth $2.5 billion
    The Nigerian Stock Exchange was a few years ago one of the world fastest growing exchanges but it has plummeted over the last few months and with it has gone a substantial proportion of Dangote's wealth. Despite losing over $800 million he still moves up two places as others have suffered even more painful losses.
    Naguib Sawiris (Egypt)
    African No.4 - World Rank No.205 - Wealth $3.0 billion
    Last year there were three Sawiris brothers in the list Naguib, Nassef and Samih. Move forward one year, mix in a global financial crisis and only two brother are left in the billionaires club with Samih ejected. Naguib who last year was richest man in Africa has lost an eye-watering $9.7 billion over the year as the value of his telecommunications empire, Orascom Telecom Holdings crashed by close to 90% and he now finds himself nestled in fourth place on the list.
    Nassef Sawiris (Egypt)
    African No.3 - World Rank 196 - Wealth $3.1 billion
    Nassef may have only dropped one position in the list but losing that one place was accompanied by a loss of $7.9 billion. His wealth has been hit by twin blows of falling valuation of his construction interest, Orascom Constructions which has dropped over 80% from its peak, and falling oil prices which have affected many of the firm's Middle Eastern clients.
    Nicky Oppenheimer & Family (South Africa)
    African Rank No.2 - World Rank No 98 - Wealth $5 billion
    They say diamonds are forever and the Oppenheimer family proved this as they remain as a mainstay of Africa's rich list and they have weathered the financial crisis relatively unscathed. They were aided by having sold a significant part of their Anglo American empire at the peak of the market.
    Mohammed Al Amoudi (Ethiopia)
    African Rank No.1 - World Rank No. 43 - Wealth $9 billion
    We come to the top of the list and the honour of the ‘Richest Man in Africa' goes to Ethiopian born Mohammed Al Amoudi. Saudi based Al Amoudi has successfully preserved his $9 billion fortune through these troubled times and that act of financial stewardship alone has seen him rise from No.4 to the top of the rich list and No.43 in the world. His interests are spread across Sweden, the Middle East and his home country of Ethiopia.



    SOURCE: http://www.clickafrique.com/Magazine/ST010/CP0000003388.aspx
     
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    African Billionaires!!! Meet the richest people in the continent…10 comments

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    Name: Nassef Sawiris
    Net Worth:$3.1 bil
    Fortune:inherited and growing
    Source:construction
    Age:47
    Country Of Citizenship:Egypt
    Residence:Cairo
    Industry:Construction & Engineering
    Education:University of Chicago, Bachelor of Arts / Science,
    Marital Status:NA,
    Youngest son of Orascom conglomerate founder and fellow billionaire, Onsi Sawiris. Took over leadership of empire's flagship construction and fertilizer division in 1998; Orascom Construction shares tumbled 80% over past year. Chief still bullish, projecting 50% increase in group revenues from projects in Gulf and North Africa; company also sitting on $1 billion cash war chest. Spun off group's cement division 2 years ago to French giant LaFarge, landing Nassef a seat on the board and a 13% stake. University of Chicago grad launched boardroom battle last October at U.S. cement supplier Texas Industries, in which he holds 15% stake; succeeded in rallying shareholders to pass no-confidence votes against 2 board members to protest company's poor performance, no one was ousted. Asking for board seat and chance to increase stake to 25%.
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    Name: Naguib Sawiris
    Net Worth:$3.0 bil[​IMG]
    Fortune:inherited and growing
    Source:telecom
    Age:54
    Country Of Citizenship:Egypt
    Residence:Cairo
    Industry:Telecommunications
    Education:Swiss Federal Polytechnical Institute, Bachelor of Arts / Science, Swiss Federal Polytechnical Institute, Master of Science
    Marital Status:married, 4 children
    Eldest son of Orascom conglomerate founder and fellow billionaire Onsi Sawiris. Heads up Orascom Telecom, one of largest mobile providers in Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Telecom tycoon's insatiable risk appetite backfiring; his personal fund, Weather Investments, saddled with $7.7 billion in debt from leveraged buyouts of Italian phone company Wind and leading Greek telecom companies Wind Hellas and Tellas three years ago. Sold 10% of fund to trio of private equity players for $1 billion last year to pay down debt. Not slowing down: in December paid a visit to Kim Jong Il to sign license agreement granting Orascom exclusive access to North Korea's cell phone market; first mobile company to invest in the pariah state.
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    Name: Onsi Sawiris
    Net Worth:$1.7 bil[​IMG]
    Fortune:self made
    Source:construction
    Age:79
    Country Of Citizenship:Egypt
    Residence:Cairo
    Industry:Construction & Engineering
    Education:Bachelor of Arts / Science,
    Marital Status:married, 3 children
    Founding patriarch of Egypt's most famous business dynasty saw shares in primary holding, Orascom Construction Industries, plunge 80% over past year; remains chair. His 3 sons run construction, telecommunications and tourism divisions. Studied agriculture in college after lawyer father urged him to pursue farming. Found it boring, instead opened a small contracting firm in Upper Egypt. Construction baron forced to rebuild empire after it was nationalized by Nasser in 1960s.
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    Name: Aliko Dangote
    Net Worth:$2.5 bil[​IMG]
    Fortune:inherited and growing
    Source:sugar, flour, cement manufacturing
    Age:51
    Country Of Citizenship:Nigeria
    Residence:Lagos
    Industry:Manufacturing
    Education:NA,
    Marital Status:NA,
    Though initial offerings of his sugar and flour companies were oversubscribed in 2007, stocks in both have fallen nearly 70% since last February. Using his role as committee member on government economic advisory board to encourage federal government to rescue the nation's capital markets. His conglomerate, the Dangote Group, has expanded its cement operations with new plants across Nigeria and as well as South Africa and Ethiopia. Sparring with new Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola over oil and gas concessions; Otedola parried by buying up stock in Dangote's companies. Dangote began career as trader at age 21 with loan from his uncle; built his Dangote Group into conglomerate with interests in sugar, flour milling, salt processing, cement manufacturing, textiles, real estate, and oil and gas. Closely linked to Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
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    Name: Femi Otedola
    Net Worth:$1.2 bil[​IMG]
    Fortune:self made
    Source:Energy
    Age:42
    Country Of Citizenship:Nigeria
    Residence:
    Industry:Energy
    Education:NA,
    Marital Status:married, 4 children Politician's son used a majority stake in African Petroleum to get himself appointed its chief executive last year. Now he plans to merge it with his private firm, Zenon, to create the continent's largest oil company. Deal has stalled in the face of government concerns about a monopoly, with his assets temporarily frozen last year. Nigerian regulators lifted the ban in January. Conflict abounds in Otedola's life: he claims his friend and fellow billionaire, Aliko Dangote, broke a gentleman's agreement when he thwarted Zenon's bid to buy Chevron's local subsidiary in September. In retaliation, starting buying shares in Dangote's publicly traded sugar company.
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    Name: Nicky Oppenheimer & Family
    Net Worth:$5.0 bil[​IMG]
    Fortune:inherited
    Source:De Beers
    Age:63
    Country Of Citizenship:South Africa
    Residence:Johannesburg
    Industry:Metals & Mining
    Education:Christ Church, Oxford U, Bachelor of Arts / Science, Christ Church, Oxford U, Master of Arts
    Marital Status:married, 1 child
    Chairman of De Beers, world's largest diamond producer, which had $5.9 billion in sales last year. Has been through a sea change over past five years: sold off a piece of De Beers' South African operations to a black-empowerment group, first major ownership change in a century; welcomed its first black executive; and settled a long-standing price-fixing suit that prevented it from opening offices in the U.S. Sold off a third of family's interest in mining giant Anglo American, founded in 1917 by grandfather Ernest. On behalf of De Beers, Oppenheimer courted Russian President Vladimir Putin in fall of 2006; two months later De Beers and Russia's state-owned Alrosa diamond mining firm signed joint prospecting deal. With the demand dampening, the company bought fewer stones for resale from Alrosa last year. In December announced that production from its biggest open-pit mines in South Africa and Botswana, which had been running at full capacity, would be reduced until diamond demand recovers. His response to declining markets, "If you're going through hell, keep going."

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    Name: Patrice Motsepe
    Net Worth:$1.3 bil[​IMG]
    Fortune:self made
    Source:mining
    Age:47
    Country Of Citizenship:South Africa
    Residence:Johannesburg
    Industry:Metals & Mining
    Education:Bachelor of Arts / Science, Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Marital Status:married, 3 childrenJohannesburg mining magnate is South Africa's first black billionaire. Born in the sprawling black township of Soweto and then trained as a lawyer, became first black partner at Bowman Gilfillan law firm in Johannesburg, before starting a contracting business doing mine scut work. Bought low-producing gold mine shafts in 1994, turned them profitable using lean, mean management style. Since then built $875 million (sales) mining conglomerate, African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), with interests in a wide swath of minerals: platinum, nickel, chrome, iron, manganese and coal. Benefited from South Africa's Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) laws, which mandate that companies be at least 26% black-owned in order to get a government mining license. Also holds a 5.5% stake in Sanlam, a publicly traded financial services company outside Cape Town. [​IMG]
    Name: Johann Rupert & family
    Net Worth:$1.2 bil[​IMG]
    Fortune:inherited and growing
    Source:luxury goods
    Age:58
    Country Of Citizenship:South Africa
    Residence:Stellenbosch
    Industry:Retail
    Education:University of Stellenbosch, Bachelor of Arts / Science,
    Marital Status:married, 3 children
    Head of publicly traded Swiss luxury group Richemont, which owns Cartier, Dunhill and other premium brands. Stock down 70% since last February. His South African holding company, Remgro, is listing its stake in British American Tobacco on the Johannesberg exchange. But unbundling of the BAT stake will create pressure to find investments to replace the asset, say analysts. His private South African investment outfit, VenFin, finalized a much-anticipated deal to acquire British rugby club Saracens. With family relatives, owns two of South Africa's best-known vineyards, Rupert & Rothschild and L'Ormarins; also owns one of the country's most exclusive golf clubs.
     
  11. Amoeba

    Amoeba JF-Expert Member

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    Katika matajiri wote ni waafrica tu wanaotajirika kwa kazi za kuajiriwa(politicians), na hata wafanyabiashara naona wanalink na siasa.
     
  12. JS

    JS JF-Expert Member

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    All these are nothing ngojeni next year mtakaposikia the richest person and female in particular in the world is Ms. JS from Jamii Forums. Nitawapiga chini wote hao. am working on it very hard. Mark my words people!!!!!!!!;)
     
  13. The Boss

    The Boss JF-Expert Member

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    only my name is missing..............
    give me five years..........
     
  14. ngoshwe

    ngoshwe JF-Expert Member

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    Mexican Billionaire Is World's Richest Man

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    © Sky News 2010, 9:43, Thursday 11 March 2010
    A Mexican billionaire has been declared the richest person in the world, the first time the title has been held by a non-American for 16 years.

    Telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim Helu saw off Microsoft boss Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett to claim the top spot.
    Slim Helu controls a string of companies, including Telmex and America Movil, and has a net worth of $53.5bn (£35.7bn).
    * Who is Carlos Slim?
    In the UK the Duke of Westminster was again the wealthiest man, as he has been for much of the past decade.
    Property tycoons David and Simon Reuben were second in the UK, followed by high street retail boss Sir Philip Green.
    All three have increased their wealth despite the recession, with the Duke gaining $1bn (£668m) to amass a total net worth of $12bn (£8bn).
    The Reubens are worth £5bn, while Sir Philip has a fortune of £4.5bn.
    Gates was knocked off the top spot for only the second time since 1995 despite gaining $13bn (£8.7bn) in the past year.
    Forbes' 24th list of the world's richest people sees the number of billionaires rise from 793 last year to 1,011 now. In 2008 the total was 1,125.
    The ranking of more than 900 of the world's richest people includes 29 Britons and a total of 97 new billionaires from across the globe.
    Of these, 62 are from Asia, and for the first time China has the most billionaires - 64 - outside the US, where there are 403.
    Pakistan added its first billionaire this year, bank chairman Mian Muhammad Mansha, as did Finland with Antti Herlin from engineering company KONE Corporation.
    The tally of the richest Europeans was dominated by retailers with Bernard Arnault from LVMH (Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton) ranked number one in the continent and seventh in the world.
    Amancio Ortego from Zara was second in Europe and ninth in the world, while Karl Albrecht from Aldi was third and 10th.

    http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/mexican-billionaire-is-world-s-richest-man-skynews-b8a5679b567b.html
     
  15. Nyani Ngabu

    Nyani Ngabu Platinum Member

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    Salute to Carlos Slim Helu...but nuff respect to Bill Gates for maintaining since the mid 90s
     
  16. Ng'wanza Madaso

    Ng'wanza Madaso JF-Expert Member

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    12) Christy Walton and Family
    Net Worth: $22.5 billion
    Source: Wal-Mart
    Residence: U.S.

    15) Jim C. Walton
    Net Worth: $20.7 billion
    Source: Wal-Mart
    Residence: U.S.

    16) Alice Walton
    Net Worth: $20.6 billion
    Source: Wal-Mart
    Residence: U.S.

    18) S. Robson Walton
    Net Worth: $19.8 billion
    Source: Wal-Mart
    Residence: U.S.

    Je hawa ni ndugu ? Kwani ubia (Majina) na Co zao ni sawa
     
  17. The Boss

    The Boss JF-Expert Member

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    hao ni ndugu...ndiyo.
     
  18. Nyani Ngabu

    Nyani Ngabu Platinum Member

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    Yeah wote ndugu hao....warithi wa Sam Walton....
     
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    Kituko JF-Expert Member

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    KWELI DUNIA INA MAMBO, YAANI HAYO MABILION YOTE YANASHIKILIWA NA UKOO MMOJA NA WATU HAO WANNE TU,
    duu balaa hili
     
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    YE JF-Expert Member

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    Kituko kweli we kituko.....ndio maisha hayo babu,sisi twawaza ngono na ujinga wao wawaza jinsi ya kutushika maskio....
     
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