(NS): Well, it's quite attractive, but like Cambodia, six players already and not many licenses, and I'm not at that point in my life where I want difficult complicated situations, I want to go into something that's a sure thing. For the tenth year in a row, Aliko Dangote is the continent’s richest person, worth $12.1bn, up by $2bn from last year’s list, thanks to a roughly 30 per cent increase in the share price of Dangote Cement, which is by far his most valuable asset. The eldest son, Naguib Sawiris, is arguably the most successful with an estimated fortune of $10 billion. It's not what we would hope to have, but I think it might be, we might have found a way to get in. Aliko Dangote is no stranger to Nigerians. His oil exploration outfit, Conoil Producing, operates 6 oil blocks in the Niger Delta. He also developed a luxury resort called Silversands on the Caribbean island of Grenada. With a net worth of $2.5bn (in 2011 it was $2.9 billion), Naguib Sawiris, the eldest son of Egyptian billionaire Onsi Sawiris, built … The group moved into manufacturing in the 1990s, starting with textiles, moving onto flour milling, salt processing, and sugar refining by the end of the decade. Sawiris—the oldest son of construction mogul Onsi Sawiris—built his fortunes as the chairman and CEO of Orascom Telecom. We can't go in there and go and compete against Reliance, it's just too late. (JD): This is not the first time we've talked together. While brothers Nassef and Samih took over the construction and development arms of Orascom, collectively, Naguib founded and developed first the railways and subsequently the IT and telecoms side of the business. With a net worth of $5.4bn, Rabiu sits in the position of the sixth richest man in Africa and third in Nigeria. Early life. Koos Bekker is the 10th richest man in Africa with a net worth of $2.8bn. He owns a 7% stake in diversified investment firm Remgro, which he chairs, as well as 25% of Reinet, an investment holding co. based in Luxembourg. The eldest son, Naguib Sawiris, is arguably the most successful with an estimated fortune of $10 billion. With Osni Sawiris now effectively retired, his three sons – all educated in western universities – each run different arms of the family empire, Orascom. We are currently in a joint venture with the local company there, to provide expansion on the fixed line and we are quite sure that 2008 will see will the surprise of us becoming the first mobile operator in North Korea. All three sons have followed in the footsteps of their father, the founding patriarch of the Orascom Group, Onis Sawiris. What do you think of that market? He is regarded as one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literature, along with Taha Hussein, to explore themes of existentialism. Industry: Industrial . We believe that they are market which is untapped. (NS): I just said they have six players already. Nassef Sawiris of Egypt is the second richest person in Africa with a net worth of $8.5bn. So, as you correctly said, at a certain time and point we will be looking at who should be our partner to grow further. He’s chairman of Orascom TMT Investments, which has stakes in an asset manager in Egypt and Italian internet company Italiaonline, among others. His other brother, Samih Sawiris, is worth $850 million. In fact, I've followed you for the last four or five years, and I look at markets in Asia like Vietnam and Cambodia, and they seem to have the traits of Orascom. And, at a quick glance, the entire Sawiris clan might easily be pegged as cronies of the old regime. Adenuga got an MBA at Pace University in New York, supporting himself as a student by working as a taxi driver. Their father, the Oppenheimer family occupied a controlling spot in the Middle East five... 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