By Kemi Yesufu
According to the latest Forbes rating, billionaire businessman and founder of the BUA Group, Abdulsamad Rabiu is now the fourth richest person in Africa.
Rabiu who is fast becoming Nigeria’s most generous philanthropist, became the fourth richest individual on the continent after unseating Egypt’s richest person, Nassef Sawiris, months after taking over as Nigeria’s second-richest man by taking the place of reclusive mogul , Mike Adenuga.
Rabiu’s net worth has increased by more than $2.4 billion in the last year, from $4.9 billion to $7.6 billion at the time of writing this report. He is currently Africa’s fourth-richest man, behind fellow Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote and two South African billionaires, Johann Rupert and Nicky Oppenheimer.
He surpassed Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris, whose net worth as of the time of writing this report was $7.3 billion when his net worth rose above $7.6 billion.
The majority of Sawiris’ wealth comes from his holdings in Adidas and OCI N.V., making him the richest individual in both North Africa and the Arab world.
Nairametrics lists the yardstick for Rabiu’s new standing, they include, his $7.6 billion manufacturing company, BUA Group, which is one of the continent’s fastest-growing manufacturing conglomerates. Rabiu is currently Africa’s fourth-richest man and the second-richest man in Nigeria.
- The Nigerian billionaire owns the majority of both BUA Foods, which went public in 2022, and BUA Cement, his flagship cement company which is publicly traded.
- The Nigeria-based BUA Group’s integrated food business unit, BUA Foods, is in operation.
- The activities of BUA Sugar Refinery Limited, BUA Oil Mills Limited, IRS Flour, IRS Pasta, and BUA Rice Limited are all included in its operations.
- Rabiu’s net worth has increased from $4.9 billion to $7.6 billion since the company’s shares were listed on the Nigerian Exchange a year ago, as of the time of this article. – With additional reporting from Nairametrics