Saturday, November 19, 2011

Africa’s Wealthiest

Founder and Chief Executive of the Dangote Group Aliko Dangote. His tops Forbes list of Africa's 40 Richest with a $10.1 billion fortune built on cement and commodities. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Forbes’ inaugural list of the 40 Richest People in Africa is a testament to the growing global importance of the continent. Fortunes are being created everywhere from South Africa clear north to Morocco and Egypt in a diverse array of industries, by companies that cater to local tastes or worldwide needs. The combined wealth of the 40 richest is $64.9 billion – more than Thailand’s 40 richest (at $45 billion) but less than Taiwan’s (at $92.7 billion)...

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