The Full List Of The Biggest Dollar Gainers in Africa In 2013



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No one made bigger bucks in Africa in 2013 than the continent’s
richest man, Aliko Dangote. The Nigerian cement, sugar and flour mogul
saw his fortune soar $10.1 billion, or 79% through Wednesday, the 31st
of December 2013. The biggest catalyst was his Dangote Cement shares
which has experienced a 74% run-up over the last 12 months. He is now
worth $22.9 billion according to FORBES’s most recent statistics, up
from $12.8 billion at the end of December 2012.

Aliko Dangote

2013 was a roller coaster year for Dangote. In April, the 57-year-old
tycoon announced that his Dangote Group, West Africa’s largest company,
would construct a private oil refinery in Nigeria. When completed, it
will have a refining capacity of 400,000 barrels per day and will reduce
Nigeria’s dependence on oil imports. Dangote’s name attracts big money,
and several local and international financiers quickly lined up to back
him on the project. He subsequently raised $4.5 billion. He is also
aggressively expanding his publicly traded Dangote Cement across the
continent, announcing plans September and October to build new plants in
Kenya and Niger at a cost of $750 million.

The second biggest gainer in dollar terms in 2013 was Angolan
investor Isabel Dos Santos, the eldest daughter of Angola’s president.
FORBES’ estimate of her net worth grew by $2.8 billion during 2013 to
$3.7 billion, but not because her wealth grew dramatically over that
period. FORBES was able to uncover and verify more assets owned by Dos
Santos, 41, between December 2012 and August 2013; and wrote about those
assets here. She is now Africa’s richest woman.

Nigeria’s richest woman, Folorunsho Alakija, controls Famfa Oil
Limited, an oil exploration company that owns a lucrative stake in the
Agbami deepwater oilfield. FORBES puts her net worth at $2.5 billion, up
from $600 million in December 2012, after she first appeared on the
FORBES list of Africa’s richest people. Her increased net worth is a
result of new information made available to Forbes on the true value of
her company’s interest in Agbami, information that has been verified by
analysts in the industry.

Africa’s wealthiest media mogul, Koos Bekker, CEO of South
Africa-based media giant Naspers, saw his fortune nearly in the past
year –from $450 million to $1.2 billion — as a result of a huge run-up
in the stock and additional stock purchases by Bekker. Naspers’ shares
rose more than 100% in 2013.

In the case of Abdulsamad Rabiu, Africa’s newest billionaire, we
estimate he is $550 million richer than Forbes’ estimate in December
2012, primarily because Forbes Africa was given exclusive access to new
information regarding his holdings.

The full list of the biggest dollar gainers in Africa, measured from December 31, 2012 through December 30, 2013, is below.

•Aliko Dangote

Net Worth: $22.9 billion

Up: $10.1 billion (79%)

• Isabel dos Santos

Net Worth: $3.7 billion

Up: $2.8 billion (311%)

•Christo Wiese

Net Worth: $6.5 billion

Up: $2.4 billion (58.5%)

•Folorunsho Alakija

Net Worth: $2.5 billion

Up: $1.9 billion (317%)

•Johann Rupert

Net Worth: $7.8 billion

Up: $1.4 billion (22%)

•Nassef Sawiris

Net Worth: $6.6 billion

Up: $1 billion (18%)

•Mohammed Mansour

Net Worth: $3.1 billion

Up: $900 million (41%)

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson was Year’s Biggest Winner, with fortune jumping $15 billion

•Koos Bekker

Net Worth: $1.2 billion

Up: $750 million (167%)

•Abdulsamad Rabiu

Net Worth: $1.2 billion

Up: $550 million (85%)

• Yasseen Mansour

Net Worth: $2.4 billion

Up: $400 million (20%)

• Stephen Saad

Net Worth: $1.45 billion

Up: $350 million (31.8%)

• Youssef Mansour

Net Worth: $2.3 billion

Up: $350 million (18%)

• Nicky Oppenheimer

Net Worth: $6.6 billion

Up: $100 million (1.5%)

•Mike Adenuga

Net Worth: $4.7 billion

Up: $100 million (2.2%)

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