The Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has jumped five spots to be named the world’s 100th richest person on Forbes’ annual billionaires list.
He is one of three Nigerians represented in the index, which also features at least seven South Africans, one Algerian, one Angolan, six Egyptians, two Moroccans, one Swazi, one Tanzanian and one Zimbabwean.
The richest of the African group is Elon Musk, who was born in South Africa.
Mr Musk was 50th on the list with a fortune of $19.9bn.
Just one woman was represented in the group, Isabel Dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s former president, with a fortune of $2.6bn.