Aliko Dangote
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Forbes, Magazine has released the list of Billionaires found in Africa for the year 2023.

Top on the list is Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote who has maintained his status as Africa's richest man.

According to Nairametrics, the tycoon's wealth has increased to Sh1.7 trillion (13.6 billion dollars) in the newest Forbes ranking for 2023.

Dangote immersed his wealth in the Manufacturing industry and his company employs more than 11,000 people in West Africa.

He owns the Dangote Group - one of the largest conglomerates in Africa, with international operations in BeninGhanaZambia and Togo.

While most of the billionaires are from West Africa, North Africa, and South Africa, Mohammed Dewji  is the only East African on the list.

Dewji has diversified his business in the textile, beverage, and edible oils industries.

He is a Tanzanian billionaire businessman and former politician.

Here is the list of other richest people in Africa:

Johanna Rupert- 10.7 billion dollars

Nicky Oppenheimer - 8.5 billion dollars

Nassa Sawiris - 7.4 billion dollars

Issad Rebrab - 4.6 billion dollars

Patrice Motsepe -3.2 billion dollars

Koos Bekker - 2.6 billion dollars

Strive Masiyiwa -1.9 billion dollars

Mohamed Dewji -1.5 billion dollars

Aziz Alchannouch -1.5 billion dollars

Othman Benjelluon -1.3 billion dollars

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