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MEET ISSAD REBRAB: ALGERIA'S RICHEST MAN

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STORY Issad Rebrab (born 1944), is an Algerian billionaire businessman, CEO of the CEVITAL industrial group, the largest private company in Algeria, active in steel, food, agribusiness and electronics. According to Bloomberg, Rebrab is the ninth richest person in Africa, with an estimated net worth of US$4.31 billion, as of June 2017. Issad Rebrab, a self-made man, is best known for running Cevital, the largest conglomerate in Algeria. It is one of the biggest sugar refineries across the globe, with an annual output of around 1½ million tons. Other than that, the group also produces margarine and vegetable oil. Trained for accountancy, a client in 1971 advised him to invest in a metal company, and after that, he expanded into food. By 1998, Rebrab was confident enough to incept Cevital, which today employs more than 13,000 people in the country.
Rebrab was one of the very first Algerians who entered entrepreneurship after independence, and became the first billionaire of Algeria. Son of r…

MEET AFRICA'S RICHEST WOMAN: ISABEL DOS SANTOS

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Isabel dos Santos (born 20 April 1973) is an Angolan businesswoman, Africa's richest woman and the eldest child of Angola's former President José Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the country from 1979 to 2017. In 2013, according to research by Forbes, her net worth had reached more than three billion US dollars, making her Africa’s first billionaire woman. A Forbes magazine article described in 2013 how Isabel dos Santos acquired her wealth by taking stakes in companies doing business in Angola, suggesting that her wealth comes almost entirely from her family's power and connections. In November 2015, the BBC named Isabel dos Santos as one of the 100 most influential women in the world.
In the past 20 years Isabel dos Santos has held management positions in a number of companies listed on European stock exchanges. Isabel dos Santos returned from London in the early 1990s to join her father in Luanda and started working as a project manager engineer for Urbana 2000, a subsidiar…

BIOGRAPHY ON CLETUS M IBETO: ONE OF NIGERIA'S RICHEST PERSON

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Cletus M. Ibeto (born November 6, 1952) is a Nigerian businessman from the industrial city of Nnewi. He is head of The Ibeto Group, the largest business enterprise from Nnewi, a city unique for its entrepreneurial spirit. In the early 1980s, when the oil crash and a controversial importlicensing system was making a dent on the Nigerian manufacturingenvironment, Nnewi went through a growth period. The Ibeto Group under the Ibeto's leadership was a pace setter in the region and nation's trading and later manufacturing development.  His story teaches that no matter how your financial situation seems at any point in life, seeing and taking opportunities when others don’t, smart-hard work, perseverance, and the right network can change your status for good.
EARLY LIFE On January 22, 1966, at age 13, the highly spirited Ibeto got his school box and provisions all packed and set for school. Unknown to him, the academic phase of his life was about to crash, as his father decided that si…

MEET MOHAMED MANSOUR: AFRICA'S BILLIONAIRE

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Mohamed Mansour founded ManCapital LLP in early 2010 and serves as its Chairman of the Board. Mr. Mansour is the Founder and Chairman of ManCapital LLP. He is the Founder of Mansour Automotive Company. In 1975, he focused on the automotive business building the partnership with General Motors which began the profitable growth. Mr. Mansour was the Minister of Transport in Egypt from 2006 to October 2009. Mr. Mansour has led Mansour Group, together with his brothers, from one business breakthrough to the next. He expanded Mansour portfolio. He was the President of the American Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Secretary General of the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES). He serves as the Chairman of the Board at Mansour Automotive Company. Mr. Mansour also serves as the Chairman of Mantrac. He serves as a Director of Mansour Group. He serves as a Member of Global Advisory Board at Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. He served as the Chairman of Credit Agricole - Egypt Bank (S.A…

WEARING YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING CAPS

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Thinking like an established entrepreneur is not something easy, just because you can seat and think business doesn’t mean you are an entrepreneur. Because if mere ‘thinking of a business’ is what makes a person an entrepreneur then everybody is an entrepreneur because every single person can think of a few businesses he can do to make him money. Entrepreneurs way of thinking is very different from the way a normal person thinks, a normal person go thinking he can change himself and probably his family but an entrepreneur envision himself changing the world. Regardless of the business field, all entrepreneurs have a spirit that distinguishes them from the rest of the people in various spheres of life. Thinking like an entrepreneur is a skilled that could be learned by anyone who is willing to put in the required effort and time. I tell people all of us were born the same way, Naked, stupid and speechless, every single thing you see someone good at, he learnt it. So anyone can learn the…

THE WEALTHIEST MAN IN EGYPT: NASSEF SAWIRIS; LIFE AND LESSONS

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This article is majored around the life of the wealthiest man in Egypt and Africa's fourth richest person NASSEF SAWIRIS. Nassef was born 1961, the 57 years old man is the youngest of the three boys from his family, He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1982 and has since set his footprint on the book of history as a very intelligent wealthy man and also a generous philanthropist, he is credited for helping to grow the Egyptian economy by creating  29, 108 jobs. Their family made bulk of their money from their construction company but has since expanded to telecommunication and many other ventures which is making them rich by the day. This man understands the saying that 'building a system helps you run your business' because he has a firm system that is running most of his businesses and making him so much money with little or no effort. His company Orascom Construction Industries owns large amount of shares in many world known companies in different coun…