Africa Has 29 Billionaires. Guess Who’s Back On The List of Africa’s Richest People?
Fortune Magazine’s 2015 African Billionaires list is out. This year, the ranking counts 29 Africans whose net worth is higher than 1 billion dollars. Without any surprise, nationals of only 9 out of the 56 African countries figure in the list, with Egyptians leading the way. There are two notable entries in this exclusive club: Tanzanian Mohammed Dewji, who is the youngest African billionaire at age 39. The second personality to mention is Femi Otedola, who made a big comeback after a 5-year hiatus.
29. Rostam Azizi, $1 billion
He is Tanzania’s second richest man. He is well established in the telecoms sector, owning 35% of Vodafone Tanzania. Rostam also owns assets in the mining sector.