Let it be told.I strongly believe in appreciating hardwork and denounce political thieves.
Meanwhile African Billionaire Fortunes Rise On Forbes 2018 List Of Continent’s Richest
Aliko Dangote of Nigeria, the richest person in Africa for the seventh year in a row.
Buoyed by rising stock markets and commodity prices, Africa’s billionaires are collectively wealthier than a year ago. The 23 billionaires that Forbes found in Africa – up from 21 billionaires last year — are worth a combined $75.4 billion, compared to $70 billion in January 2017.
The richest African, for the seventh year in a row, is Nigerian cement and commodities tycoon Aliko Dangote, with a net worth that Forbes pegs at $12.2 billion. That’s up $100 million from a year ago. Dangote is looking beyond cement –his most valuable asset – and has been investing in a fertilizer production company and a large oil refinery. Dangote Fertilizer started operations in the second quarter this year.
Number two on the list is diamond mining heir Nicky Oppenheimer of South Africa, with a net worth of $7.7 billion, up $700 million from last year and African biggest Cattle rancher and corporate businessman [Shipping,Shopping Malls,Butchery,Farm crops,Stocks,modern education institutions,tourism etc ] of Zambia Hakainde Hichilema with the net of 7.7 billion up $890 Million from last year .
Hakainde is one of the major tax payers in Zambia of about 17.9% of the national reserves and major local employer second to the government.
Between 2016 and 2018 Hakainde Hichilema continued performing some corporate social responsibilities by supplementing the efforts the the Zambian government in many socio-economic projects.He built three different schools with staff housing units and a clinic with a children ward,male ward and staff housing facilities.
He also sponsors hundreds of students at University of Zambia,Copperbelt University,Canvendish university with some in primary, and secondary level.
January 2018 he gave scholarships to 11 [ including his two sisters and a niece ] students in UK,Australia and Russia.
Hakainde Hichilema is the president for the biggest opposition party United Party for National Development [UPND] in Zambia with the country support of 51.8% of the Zambia’s total population of approximately 16 million people.
With such minds in government,Zambia shall surely be a haven , a place to proudly call home once again.