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Sudhir Named In The Forbes Billionaires List Of 2015

Aliko Dangote, still Africa’s richest man

Ugandan tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia has again appeared on the list of 29 richest Africans released by Forbes Magazine Africa on Monday. Sudhir is ranked number 26 on the African list with a net worth of $1.1 billion.Sudhir Ruparelia

Sudhir Ruparelia is the only Ugandan on the list

Bill Gates is the world’s wealthiest man, according to Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s richest people. Gates’ net worth rose to $79.2 billion from $76 billion a year earlier, putting him at the top for the 16th year in the last 21. A record number of 290 dollar billionaires were added to the list in 2014, including Michael Jordan. The new additions to Forbes magazine’s annual rich list, published on Monday, takes the total to a record 1,826 billionaires.

The number of Africans on the list remains at 29, consisting predominately of Egyptians (27.5%) part of either the Mansour or Sawiris clan. Notably, Tanzanian born Mohammed Dewji makes his debut on the list with a net worth of $1.25 billion, while Aliko Dangote keeps his place as Africa’s richest man, albeit after his net worth dropped to $14.7 billion, down from $25 billion in 2013. Femi Otedola, 78% owner of Forte Oil returns to the list after falling off in 2009 .

Aliko Dangote, still Africa's richest man

Aliko Dangote, still Africa’s richest man

The richest 29 Africans are worth a total of $94 billion. The wealthiest group are the South African’s with a combined net worth of $28.5 billion. Nationals from just 9 out of 54 countries make up the African composition of the list.

The full list of Africans who made the 2014 list:

1.Aliko Dangote $15.7 billion Nigerian Diversified

2.Johann Rupert & Family $7.4 billion South African Luxury Goods

3.Nicky Oppenheimer & Family $6.7 billion South African Diamonds

4.Christoffel Wiese $6.3 billion South African Retail

5.Nassef Sawiris $6.3 billion Egyptian Construction

6.Mike Adenuga $4 billion Nigerian Telecoms and Oil

7.Mohamed Mansour $4 billion Egyptian Diversified

8.Nathan Kirsh $3.9 billion Swaziland Real Estate

9.Isabel Dos Santos $3.1 billion Angolan Investments

10.Issad Rebrab $3.1 billion Algerian Diversified

11.Naguib Sawiris $3.1 billion Egyptian Telecoms

12.Youssef Mansour $2.9 billion Egyptian Diversified

13.Koos Bekker $2.3 billion South African Media

14.Othman Benjelloun $2.3 billion Moroccan Banking

15.Yasseen Mansour $2.3 billion Egyptian Diversified

16.Patrice Motsepe $2.1 billion South African Mining

17.Stephen Saad $2.1 billion South African Pharmaceuticals

18.Mohamed Al Fayed $2 billion Egyptian Property

19.Folorunsho Alakija $1.9 billion Nigerian Oil

20.Onsi Sawiris $1.8 billion Egyptian Diversified

21.Aziz Akhannouch $1.7 billion Moroccan Diversified

22.Allan Gray $1.6 billion South African Investments

23.Miloud Chaabi $1.3 billion Moroccan Diversified

24.Mohammed Dewji $1.3 billion Tanzanian Diversified

25.Samih Sawiris $1.1 billion Egyptian Property

26.Sudhir Ruparelia $1.1 billion Ugandan Property, Banking

27.Femi Otedola $1 billion Nigerian Gas Stations

28.Abdulsamad Rabiu $1 billion Nigerian Diversified

29.Rostam Azizi $1 billion Tanzanian Telecoms

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