Written by EMMANUEL ABARA BENSON on Business Insider Africa, February 15, 202
The world’s top 10 billionaires have more money than the combined Gross Domestic Products (GDPs) of 17 African countries.
According to information obtained from Forbes real-time billionaires’ list, the world’s top 10 billionaires have a combined net worth of $1.370.1 trillion.
On the other hand, the GDPs of the 17 African countries highlighted in this article stood at $1.071 trillion as of year-end 2021, according to Statista.
According to information obtained from the Forbes real-time billionaires’ list as at the time of filing this report, the world’s top 10 billionaires could boast of a combined net worth of $1, 370.1 trillion. This is more than $1.071 trillion which is the combined GDPs of the 17 African countries
Top 10 billionaires in the world
That said, below are the net worths of the top 10 billionaires in the world according to Forbes real-time billionaires’ list. Again, this list may have changed by the time you are reading this article.
- Elon Musk: $242.4 billion
- Bernard Arnault: $184 billion
- Jeff Bezos: $181.1 billion
- Bill Gates: $130.3 billion
- Larry Page: $115 billion
- Warren Buffett: $113.8 billion
- Sergey Brin: $110.7 billion
- Larry Ellison: $108 billion
- Steve Ballmer: $94.4 billion
- Mukesh Ambani: $90.4 billion
African countries with the highest GDPs in 2021, excluding Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa
- Algeria: $151.46 billion
- Morocco: $124 billion
- Kenya: $106.04 billion
- Ethiopia: $93.97 billion
- Ghana: $74.26 billion
- Ivory Coast: $70.99 billion
- Angola: 66.49 billion
- Tanzania: $65.92 billion
- Democratic Republic of Congo: $55.09 billion
- Cameroon: $44.89 billion
- Tunisia: $44.27
- Uganda: $41.27 billion
- Sudan: $35.83 billion
- Senegal: $27.93 billion
- Zimbabwe: $26.09 billion
- Libya: $24.27 billion
- Zambia: $18.95 billion
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