Lugha kidogo ime-fail lakini jawa ndo mabillionea wakubwa zaidi Africa Nzima...watu na pesa zao na wame-earn kihalali....wapi mafisadi?... hawaingi ndani.... Hata Mtanzanian mmoja hayupo.... Mwaka huu kuna Matajirii was kiAfrika14 tu waloingia Forbes... Pesa zao zinaanzia trillioni huko....chezea watu wenye pesa za ukweli... Profiles of Africa's Billionaires – 2011 (Source: Forbes Rich List 2011) Aliko Dangote $13.8 B Net Worth Calculated March 2011 Age: 53 Source: sugar, flour, cement , inherited and growing Residence: Lagos, Nigeria Country of citizenship: Nigeria Marital Status: Married Children: 3 World's Billionaires #51 overall #1 in Nigeria The Nigerian businessman's fortune surged 557% in the past year, making him the world's biggest gainer in percentage terms and Africa's richest individual for the first time. The catalyst was listing Dangote Cement, which integrated his investments across Africa with his previously public Benue Cement; it now accounts for a quarter of the Nigeria Stock Exchange's total market cap. Already the continent's biggest cement maker, he has plants under construction in Zambia, Tanzania, Congo and Ethiopa and is building cement terminals in Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and Liberia, among other places. Dangote, who recently bought himself a $45 million Bombardier aircraft for his birthday, has been shuttling back and forth to London for months, in anticipation of a public offering there later this year. Dangote began his career as a commodities trader; built his Dangote Group into conglomerate with interests in sugar, flour milling, salt processing, cement manufacturing, textiles, real estate, and oil and gas. Nicky Oppenheimer & family $7 B Net Worth Calculated March 2011 Age: 65 Source: De Beers, inherited Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa Country of citizenship: South Africa Education: BA/BS, Oxford U Christ Church; MA, Oxford U Christ Church Marital Status: Married Children: 1 World's Billionaires #1 36 overall #1 in South Africa The ‘forever' part of the diamonds story don't seem to be rubbing off on the fortunes of De Beers. The world's largest diamond producer, owned by Oppenheimer, has seen a choppy ride in the last couple of years. Buyers took flight in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and are now slowly coming back led by developing countries such as India and China. The company cut costs aggressively last year and has been selling off some of its assets in 2010, a year that it said was better than expected.Oppenheimer quashed speculation in January that he was divesting the family's 40% stake in De Beers to Anglo American, which already owns 45% in it. The Oppenheimer family, in turn, owns 2% in mining giant Anglo American, founded in 1917 by grandfather Ernest. Passionate conservationist, owns Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, largest private game reserve in South Africa. Nassef Sawiris $5.6 B Net Worth Calculated March 2011 Age: 50 Source: construction, inherited and growing Residence: Cairo, Egypt Country of citizenship: Egypt Education: BA/BS, University of Chicago World's Billionaires #1 82 overall #1 in Egypt Youngest son of Orascom founder and billionaire Onsi Sawiris. Took over leadership of empire's flagship construction and fertilizer division in 1998. In 2007, sold cement business in Algeria to French construction giant Lafarge. Owns 13.9% stake in Lafarge, and sits on board . Also largest shareholder in cement producer Texas Industries. Had berated management's poor performance, but recently reached agreement to boost stake to no more than 20%. Shares of Orascom on London exchange plunged by more than one-third after uprising in Egypt. Johann Rupert & family $4.8 B Net Worth Calculated March 2011 Age: 60 Source: luxury goods, inherited and growing Residence: Stellenbosch, South Africa Country of citizenship: South Africa Education: BA/BS, University of Stellenbosch Marital Status: Married Children: 3 World's Billionaires #2 19 overall #2 in South Africa Owns publicly traded Swiss luxury group Richemont, which owns Cartier, Dunhill, makes Chloe bags and MontBlanc pens. Company has been doing better than analyst expectations on the back of accelerating sales in Asia-Pacific. Big on acquisitions: Richemont bought out online fashion portal Net-a-Porter 350 million pounds in April 2010 while his South African holding company, Remgro, bought out private South African investment outfit, VenFin, earlier. Appointed as Chancellor of the University of Stellenbosch,in South Africa where he has an office. With family relatives, owns two of South Africa's best-known vineyards, Rupert & Rothschild and L'Ormarins; owns one of the country's most exclusive golf clubs. Launched L'Ormarins 1200 car rally;has been pushed back from October 2010 to end-2011. Recently, he vowed to take on oil multinational Shell, opposing shale gas development in SA. Naguib Sawiris $3.5 B Net Worth Calculated March 2011 Age: 56 Source: telecom, inherited and growing Residence: Cairo, Egypt Country of citizenship: Egypt Education: BA/BS, Swiss Federal Polytechnical Institute; MS, Swiss Federal Polytechnical Institute Marital Status: Married Children: 4 World's Billionaires #3 10 overall #2 in Egypt Eldest son of Orascom founder Onsi Sawiris played a role in Egypt's revolution, calling on Hosni Mubarak to step down and new government to be formed. Now seems to be distancing himself from politics. Heads Wind Telecom, which provides mobile services across Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Europe and Canada through Orascom Telecom, Italy's Wind Telecomunicazioni and Greece's Wind Hellas. Russian mobile operator Vimpelcom offered to buy Wind Telecom assets for $6.6 billion; Naguib is reportedly considering a revised offer. Failed earlier to sell his telecom assets to South African operator MTN Group. Patrice Motsepe $3.3 B Net Worth Calculated March 2011 Age: 49 Source: Mining, self-made Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa Country of citizenship: South Africa Marital Status: Married Children: 3 World's Billionaires #3 36 overall #3 in South Africa Johannesburg mining magnate is South Africa's first black billionaire. Net worth up this year by $1 billion as a result of rising stock prices. 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 $1.5 billion (sales) mining conglomerate, African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), with interests in platinum, nickel, chrome, iron, manganese, coal and gold. 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 stake in Sanlam, a publicly traded financial services company outside Cape Town where he sits on the board.