there are 25 African billionaires, up from 24 last year. Nigerian
businessmen Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu failed to make the cut
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.
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
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
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.
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