Mar 17th, 2013
Nigeria is home to a pair of billionaires, cement king Aliko Dangote and oil and telecom magnate Mike Adenuga. The two are worth a combined $20.8 billion, or nearly $7.3 billion more than the GDP of neighboring Niger. In terms of average net worth, Nigeria’s billionaires are the richest on the planet...
Oct 17th, 2012
When we think of the world’s all-time richest people, names like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and John D Rockefeller immediately come to mind. But few would have thought, or even heard of, Mansa Musa I of Mali – the obscure 14th century African king who was today named the richest person in all history....
In East Africa
Mar 10th, 2011
Ethiopia’s richest man, Billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi has been ranked 63rd richest person in the world with a net worth of $12.3 Billion, an increase from the previous year. But Al Amoudi has lost his title as the World’s richest black person for the first time in almost a decade. That t...
Feb 14th, 2011
Cairo – Switzerland has frozen whatever assets Hosni Mubarak and his associates may have there, and anti-corruption campaigners are demanding the same of other countries. But experts say hunting for the deposed Egyptian leader’s purported hidden wealth – let alone recovering it R...