Africa's top 10 wealthiest people infographic
This infographic, provided courtesy of Afrographique, highlights the 10 wealthiest African’s. A little bit of background from Wikipedia on each of these people follows:

  1. Alhaji Aliko Dangote is a Nigerian self-made business magnate. Based in Nigeria, he is the owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities such as sugar, cement and freight with operations in his homeland and several other countries in Africa, including Benin, Cameroon, Togo, Ghana, South Africa and Zambia. Aside from being the richest person in Africa he is also the 43rd richest person in the world.
  2. Nicky Oppenheimer is a South African businessman, the chairman of the De Beers diamond mining company and its subsidiary, the Diamond Trading Company. He also has a large financial interest in the diversified mining company Anglo American.
  3. Nassef Onsi Sawiris is an Egyptian businessman. He is the CEO of Orascom Construction Industries, a leading Egyptian EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor, based in Cairo, Egypt and active in more than 25 countries.
  4. Johann Peter Rupert is the eldest son of the late South African business tycoon Anton Rupert. He is the chairman of the Swiss-based luxury-goods company Richemont as well as of the South Africa-based company Remgro.
  5. Naguib Sawiris is an Egyptian businessman and politician. He was executive chairman of the telecommunications companies Wind Telecom and Orascom Telecom Holding before turning to politics in May 2011.
  6. Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe is a South African mining magnate. He is the founder and executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals, which has interests in gold, ferrous metals, base metals, and platinum.
  7. Onsi Sawiris is an Egyptian businessman and is the patriarchal head of the Sawiris Family.  He founded the Orascom conglomerate, whose various construction , telecommunications and tourism, science and technology and industry companies are run by his three sons, Naguib Sawiris, Nassef Sawiris, Samih Sawiris.
  8. Mike Adenuga is a Nigerian businessman who built a fortune in mobile telecom and oil production. He founded Globacom, Nigeria’s second largest mobile phone network in 2006.
  9. Yasseen Mansour is an Egyptian businessman. He founded Manfoods, which is the owner and operator of the McDonald’s franchise in Egypt. However, most of Yasseen’s fortune comes from the Mansour Group, which owns General Motors and Caterpillar dealerships.
  10. Christoffel H. Wiese is a veteran business leader from South Africa. His source of wealth is from consumer retail during Africa’s formative years.