In Africa you can meet some of the richest and most successful CEOs. The names you will read below may be familiar. If not this is an opportunity to meet some of the most successful people in Africa.
> Aliko Dangote : He is the founder of Dangote Group, born in Kano, Nigeria. He serves as Chairman and CEO. Dangote Group is a market leader in cement and currently has presence in 17 African countries. One of the Group’s subsidiaries, Dangote Cement Plc, is the largest listed company in West Africa and the first Nigerian company to join the Forbes Global 2000 Companies list. Dangote Group has also activity in sugar refining, salt and seasonings, fertilizers, tomato and rice farming, automotive, energy, real estate, mining, logistics and maritime. Dangote Cement Plc reached 1,034.2 billion rand, up 16% from 2019. The profit after tax reached 276.1 billion rand, up 37,7% from 2019. Aliko Dangote is the wealthiest person in Africa, with an estimated net worth of $11.1 billion as of May 2021.
Patrice Motsepe : He was born in Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa. He is the founder and executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals, which has interests in gold, ferrous metals, base metals, and platinum. Motsepe is included among the ten wealthiest people in South Africa. African Rainbow Minerals headline earnings increased by 6% to R5 534 million or R28.50 per share in 2020 driven mainly by higher PGM and iron prices. Group basic earnings for the financial year were R3 965 million. Motsepe holds many recognitions. He won South Africa’s Best Entrepreneur Award in 2002 and in 2004 he was voted 39th among the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s Great South Africans. In 2020, Motsepe was ranked as the 1,307th-wealthiest person in the world by Forbes, with a reported fortune of $2.1 billion.
Strive Masiyiwa : He is a Zimbabwean billionaire businessman. He is the founder and executive chairman of Econet Global. The headquarters of the company are in Johannesburg. Its products include telecommunications, internet services, solar energy, e-commerce, education, renewable energy, banking, bottling and video on demand. In 2021, Masiyiwa became the first black billionaire to enter the Sunday Times Rich List with a net worth of £1.087 billion. Also, he is a very active philanthropist. Masiyiwa has provided scholarships to more than 250,000 young Africans over the past 20 years through his family foundation while supports more than 40,000 […]