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Lifestyle: The 4 African universities that have produced the most billionaires on the African continent



The Forbes Rich List for 2017 says there are 2,043 billionaires in the world. This represents an additional  233 more than last year. Their riches accumulate to more than $7.67 trillion (£5.9 trillion).
there are 25 African billionaires, up from 24 last year. Nigerian
businessmen Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu failed to make the cut
this year.

Mohammed Dewji of Tanzania is still the youngest billionaire in Africa with a fortune FORBES estimates at $1.09 billion.
investor Isabel dos Santos and oil tycoon Folorunsho Alakija of Nigeria
still remain the only two female billionaires on the continent.
that number, 25 are Africans residents and almost all of them have been
through a university. Our results reveal that very few of the
continent’s billionaires had their education on the African continent.
Insider Sub Saharan Africa dived into the academic history of the super
rich on the continent to find which African university they attended.
1.Al-Azhar University

Al-Azhar University (File Photo)

Al-Azhar University
is a university in Cairo, Egypt. Associated with Al-Azhar Mosque in
Islamic Cairo, it is Egypt’s oldest degree-granting university and is
renowned as “Sunni Islam’s most prestigious university”. Founded in 970
or 972
Aliko Dangote (net worth $12.2billion)
2. Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University (File Photo)

Stellenbosch is a
university town in South Africa’s Western Cape province. It’s surrounded
by the vineyards of the Cape Winelands and the mountainous nature
reserves of Jonkershoek and Simonsberg. The town’s oak-shaded streets
are lined with cafes, boutiques and art galleries. Cape Dutch
architecture gives a sense of South Africa’s Dutch colonial history, as
do the Village Museum’s period houses and gardens
Johann Rupert ( net worth $ 6.9 billion)
Christoffel Wiese ( net worth $ 5.9 billion)
Jannie Mouton ( net worth $ 1.07 billion)
3. University of Witwatersrand

University of Witwatersrand (File Photo)

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is a multi-campus South
African public research university situated in the northern areas of
central Johannesburg. It is more commonly known as Wits University.
Nathan Kirsh( net worth $ 4 billion)
Koos Bekker( net worth $2.4 billion)
Patrice Motsepe ( net worth $1.79 billion)
4.University of KwaZulu-Natal

University of KwaZulu-Natal (File Photo)

The University of
KwaZulu-Natal or UKZN is a university with five campuses in the province
of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. It was formed on 1 January 2004 after
the merger between the University of Natal and the University of
Stephen Saad ( net worth $1.18 billion)
NB: The net worth figures are taken from Forbes’ live rich list, meaning they are subject to change.


Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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