He has maintained that accolade for the ninth time in a row, as others on the list struggle to topple him.
According to Forbes the latest list only considered billionaires from only eight countries.
The list is dominated by billionaires from Egypt and South Africa where five billionaires each come from those countries.
Nigeria had four including President and CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote and Morocco had two on the list.
Dangote remains in the lead with a net worth of $10.1 billion, 62-year-old.
He is the founder of Dangote Cement, the continent’s largest cement producer and owns businesses across the continent.
The cement company produces 44 million metric tons annually and plans to increase its output 33% by 2020.
Part of his wealth also comes from the stakes he owns in publicly-traded salt, sugar and flour manufacturing companies.
He was followed by Egyptian billionaire, Nassef Sawiris whose net worth stands at $8 billion.
The last on the list of twenty individuals is Nigeria’s richest woman, Folorunsho Alakija who has a net worth o $1 billion.
Below is the full list of the top 20 billionaires in Africa.
- Aliko Dangote $10.1 billion
- Nassef Sawiris $8 billion
- Mike Adenuga $7.7 billion
- (3) Nicky Oppenheimer $7.7 billion
- Johann Rupert $6.5 billion
- Issad Rebrab $4.4 billion
- Mohamed Mansour $3.3 billion
- Abdulsamad Rabiu $3.1 billion
- Naguib Sawiris $3 billion
- Patrice Motsepe $2.6 billion
- Koos Bekker – $2.5 billion
- Yasseen Mansour – $2.3 billion
- Isabel dos Santos – $2.2 billion
- Youssef Mansour – $1.9 billion
- Aziz Akhannouch – $1.7 billion
- Mohammed Dewji – $1.6 billion
- Othman Benjelloun – $1.4 billion
- Michiel Le Roux – $1.3 billion
- Strive Masiyiwa – $1.1 billion
- Folorunsho Alakija – $1 billion