Net Worth: $1.1 billion
Sudanese-Englishman Ibrahim is the founder of Celtel. The phone company was sold for $3.4 billion in 2005 to MTC of Kuwait. He is also the founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which promotes good governance in Africa. This foundation awards a lifetime award of $5 million to worthy recipients.
Net Worth: $1.9 billion
Alakija is Nigeria’s only female billionaire and the founder of Famfa Oil. This company is the leading oil producer in Nigeria. Before getting into oil, Alakija has worked in banking and the fashion industry.