The media has been awashed with various lists of wealthy people without putting in mind that these men have pillars called women who helped in nurturing the billionaire dreams.
According to TheCapitalNg, here are a list of 10 African billionaire wives we hardly talk about.
1. Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch
Salwa Akhannouch is the wife of billionaire business man and Moroccan minister of Agriculture and fisheries, Aziz Akhannouch. Popularly described a squeen of franchise, Salwa has raised the standard of womanhood by denoting that a woman should not marry for money, but be a plus to her husband’s fortunes. She is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Aksal Group. She controls domains of Retail, Luxury, shopping malls and department stores. She also has stakes in fashion brands. She is blessed with 3 children.
2. Mrs Jyotsna Ruparelia
Jyotsna will not just sit down and watch things happen. She has her hands in the operations and management department of the family business while her billionaire husband serves as the Chairman and majority shareholder in the companies of the Ruparelia Group. Forbes classified Jyotsna’s husband as the wealthiest individual in Uganda and the East African Community with an estimated net worth US$1.1 billion. He has his interest in banking, insurance, broadcasting, real estate, hotels and resorts. They have three children.
3. Titi Adenuga
The beautiful Mrs Adenuga is the wife of the second richest man in Nigeria. The Adenugas have their hands deep into the mobile telecom and oil production sector of the Nigerian economy. However Titi’s stylish and fashionable side cannot take long to be noticed by an onlooker despite the fact that they live avery conservative life. Her close friends and family members fondly address her as The Tizzle Girl. She met mr billionaire at the defunct Devcom Merchant Bank while she was job-hunting and one till thing led to the other and here they are.
4. Orcillia ‘Strilli’ Lasch Oppenheimer
Although she prefers to take care of the home front, her South African businessman and philanthropist husband is ranked the third richest African. Nicky together with his family are estimated to worth $6.7 billion.They have a son, Jonathan.
5. Dr Awele Vivien Elumelu
Talk about beauty and brain and the wife of billionaire banker and philanthropist, Tony Elumelu, comes to mind. With positions like the Chairman, Heirs Holdings, UBA, Transcorp and The Tony Elumelu Foundation, the Elumelus quite have a great conglomerate in their hands. She plays an active part in her husband’s conglomerate as the Chief Executive Officer of Avon Medical Services Limited and oversees the healthcare investments of the group. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Benin. They have five girls.
6. Gaynor Rupert
Gaynor is the wife of Luxury goods billionaire Johann Rupert, Chairman Swiss luxury good, Compagnie Financiere Richemont and South Africa-based Company, Remgro. They worth $7.3 billion and Forbes ranked him as the second richest African. They have three children.
7. Dr. Leïla Mezian Benjelloun
Ophthalmologist Leila graduated from the University of Madrid Medical School. She is married to a businessman who has his hearts in banking, insurance and telecom in about 20 different countries all over Africa. The Benjelloun are blessed with two children, Dounia and Kamal.
8. NaNa Otedola
Stylish wife of oil and gas magnate, Femi Otedola, CEO Forte Oil Plc is nothing but classy. She has her acts all together as you cannot see her in some social circles. If she steps out, it is always grand! Nana is the CEO, Garment Care. A company she started in 1999. Her husband is the son of former Lagos State governor, Late Sir Michael Otedola. The couple have three daughters and one son, including International DJ Florence “Cuppy” Otedola and Temi (a Fashion, Beauty & Travel Blogger).
9. Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe
The African fashion market has grown in leaps and bounds, all thanks to the wife of South Africa’s first Black billionaire, Patrice Motsepe, founder and executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals. Her husband has interests in gold, ferrous metals, base metals, and platinum. The Moloi-Motsepe are blessed with 3 children.
10. Karen Roos Bekker
Her husband, Jacobus Petrus “Koos” Bekker is Chair of leading emerging markets media group Naspers. The Bekker’s have an estimated net worth of US$1.1 billion and blessed with 2 children.