#1 Aliko Dangote, $16.1 billion
55, Nigerian. Sugar, Cement, Flour
Owns Dangote Cement, the continent’s largest cement producer.
#2 Mohammed Al-Amoudi, $13.5 billion
68, Saudi Arabian. Oil Refineries, Mining
He now sits atop Midroc Group, a sprawling conglomerate that owns oil refineries in Morocco and Sweden and oil fields off West Africa.
#3 Mike Adenuga, $4.7 billion
59, Nigerian. Oil, Telecoms
His Conoil Producing Limited is one of Nigeria’s largest indigenous oil explorers. He also owns Globacom, Nigeria’s second largest mobile phone network.