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Did you know that the richest person in the world is an African? This is what we know about him

23rd February 2022 By Nationton Republic Business & Technology

You are right to be proud of Africa. Africa has a lot to give and it must be noted for its wonderful contribution to the world. Apart of being home for massive natural resources and rich culture, it is also the mother of a great people and world leaders. The richest person in the world as at now is an African. His net worth was $304.2 billion as at 3rd January, 2022, according to Forbes. That made him one man richer than many countries put together. 


According to, Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, Elon Must was born to a Canadian mother and a South African father. Born on June 28, 1971, Elon Musk is currently 50 years old. He is a citizen of South Africa since he was born. He has however acquired citizenship also in Canada and United States.


This is what Elon Musk does for a living: he is an entrepreneur and successful businessman. Mainly, he is the founder of many successful companies and also investor. According to Wikipedia, he is the founder of at SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer space transportation services and communications corporation and he works there as CEO and Chief Engineer. Also, he is an early-stage investor in Tesla, Inc., an American electric vehicle and clean energy company and he works there as CEO and Product Architect. Again, he is the founder of The Boring Company, an American infrastructure and tunnel construction services company. He is also a co-founder of Neuralink, neurotechnology company and OpenAI, an artificial intelligence (AI) research laboratory.



Despite that he is African, Forbes for example does not list him among its list of Africa’s billionaires. Forbes however lists him among the richest people in America.  So Aliko Dangote of Nigeria is still known as the richest Africa’s billionaire. Nevertheless, the clear point is that Elon Must is an African and is the richest person in the whole world.


As you may have noticed, it is through years of building and investing in companies that Elon Musk has made his fortune.  So go ahead; look on Africa in great wonder and feel free to be proud of it.


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