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Top 10 Youngest Billionaires in Africa

Young billionaires have a special place in our world because of the viewpoints they often offer, the innovation they represent, the ground-breaking concepts they design, and a desire to leave a lasting impression.

It is impossible to stress how important they are to determining the future of an economy, and how motivational their journeys are, particularly to young billionaire aspirants.

However, young billionaires in Africa are few and far between. Most of the top high-net-worth individuals on the continent are well into or above their middle ages, leaving a glaring social generational gap between billionaires and young people looking to one day become like them.

This, however, does not change the fact that some billionaires are simply younger than others, and with that in context, Africa still has relatively young billionaires. Below are the 10 youngest billionaires on the continent.

This list is based on Forbes’s annual Billionaire ranking. This list also contains a number of people past their youth, with the youngest being in his 40s.

1.Mohammed Dewji48$1.5 billionTanzaniaDiversified
2.Patrice Motsepe61$2.3 billionSouth AfricaMining
3.Nassef Sawiris62$7 billionEgyptConstruction and Investments
4.Strive Masiyiwa62$1.8 billionZimbabweTelecom
5.Aziz Akhannouch62$1.5 billionMoroccoPetroleum, Diversified
6.Yasseen Mansour62$1.3 billionEgyptDiversified
7.Abdulsamad Rabiu63$6.9 billionNigeriaCement and Sugar
8.Aliko Dangote66$16.3 billionNigeriaDiversified
9.Naguib Sawiris69$3.3 billionEgyptTelecom
10.Mike Adenuga70$6.3 BNigeriaTelecom and Oil

PS: Since the Forbes list only contains 19 total African billionaire, one name appears in both the youngest billionaire and oldest billionaire list: Nigeria’s Mike Adenuga.

Source : Business Insider Africa