Africa: Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, Morocco and Kenya make up African countries with the highest number of millionaires 2022

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With an estimated population of about 1.4 billion people, Africa is currently the second most populated continent in the world.

According to News Wire Ngr, there are presently 136,000 high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) with a private wealth of at least $1 million, according to research firm New World Wealth and Henley & Partners.

The assertion was based on data from New World Wealth and Henley & Partners’ wealthy individuals’ database.

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The millionaires are concentrated in five African countries South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, and Kenya.

Quick facts about African wealthy persons:
* Over $2.1 trillion is in private hands in Africa and it’s expected to rise by 38% in the next 10 years.
* There are 22 billionaires in Africa, 305 centi-millionaires (at least $100 million) and 6,700 multi-millionaires (at least $10 million).
* South Africa has the most combined wealth ($651 billion), Egypt ($307 billion) and Nigeria ($228 billion); while Rwanda ranks 17th on the list.
* The total wealth held in Africa has fallen by 7% over the past decade (2011 to 2021). Performance was constrained by poor returns in the three largest African markets, namely South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria. Angola also performed poorly.
*Mauritius was the fastest growing market in Africa during the review period (in percentage growth terms), followed by Rwanda.

Below is a full breakdown of the African countries with the highest number of wealthy persons as of 2022:

Total Private Wealth (in billion USD)

South Africa – $651bn
Egypt – $307bn
Nigeria – $228bn
Morocco – $125bn
Kenya – $91bn
Ghana – $59bn
Tanzania – $56bn
Angola – $53bn
Ethiopia – $52bn
Mauritius – $44bn
Côte d’Ivoire – $43bn
Uganda – $27bn
Namibia – $24bn
Mozambique – $20bn
Botswana – $19bn
Zambia – $14bn
Rwanda – $11bn

Billionaires (in USD)

South Africa – 5
Egypt – 7
Nigeria – 4
Morocco – 3
Kenya – 0
Ghana – 0
Tanzania – 1
Angola – 1
Ethiopia – 0
Mauritius – 0
Côte d’Ivoire – 0
Uganda – 0
Namibia – 0
Mozambique – 0
Botswana – 0
Zambia – 0
Rwanda – 0

Countries with no billionaires (USD) in Africa
Kenya
Ghana
Ethiopia
Mauritius
Côte d’Ivoire
Uganda
Namibia
Mozambique
Botswana
Zambia
Rwanda

Centi-Millionaires (worth at least $100m)
South Africa – 94
Egypt – 57
Nigeria – 28
Morocco – 22
Kenya – 15
Ghana – 4
Tanzania – 8
Angola – 3
Ethiopia – 4
Mauritius – 6
Côte d’Ivoire – 2
Uganda – 8
Namibia – 3
Mozambique – 1
Botswana – 2
Zambia – 2
Rwanda – 0

Multi-Millionaires (worth at least $10m)
South Africa – 2080
Egypt – 880
Nigeria – 510
Morocco – 220
Kenya – 340
Ghana – 120
Tanzania – 80
Angola – 110
Ethiopia – 140
Mauritius – 210
Côte d’Ivoire – 100
Uganda – 60
Namibia – 60
Mozambique – 60
Botswana – 80
Zambia – 30
Rwanda – 30

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