2018 saw the addition of 2 newcomers on the Forbes billionaire list, and these were Zimbabwe’s telcomms magnate Strive Masiyiwa and Michiel Le Roux of South Africa. This year also saw the re-entering of Desmond Sacco who is a South African mining tycoon after he had been of the list for the previous 5 years.
Aliko Dangote still holds the top spot witha net worth of $12.2 billion, followed by Nicky Oppenheimer with a net worth of $7.7 billion. Johann Rupert is third with a net worth of $7.2 billion and Nassef Sawiris is fourth on the list with a net worth of $6.8 billion.
Some of the billionaires listed on Forbes includes Mike Adenuga with a net worth of $5.3 billion, Isabel dos Santos with her $2.7 billion net worth, Patrice Motsepe with a net worth of $2.4 billion, Folorunsho Alakija with a net worth of $1.6 billion, Strive Masiyiwa with a net worth of $1.7 billion, Mohammed Dewji with a net worth of $1.5 billion, Michiel Le Roux with a net worth $1.2 billion.