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December 4, 2019

Meet The Richest Man in Africa 2020 And His Fellow Billionaires

The continent of Africa is filled with many wealthy men and founders of great companies. Their companies bring a whole lot of values to their countries and also other countries they have ventured into.

The amount of success these men have witnessed in their lifetime is so remarkable showing their failures and the way they rose above them. Below goes the richest man in Africa 2020 and his fellow African billionaires.

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Aliko Dangote
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1) Aliko Dangote 
Country - Nigeria 
Net Worth - $9 Billion 
Company - Dangote Group

Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Africa. He is the CEO of Dangote Group which is a manufacturing company producing cements, salt, sugar and flour etc. According to Wikipedia, the 62 years old net worth is estimated at almost $9 billion.

At the age of 21, Aliko Dangote borrowed $3,000 from his uncle to import and sell agricultural commodities in Nigeria, his native country. His business venture quickly became a success, and as a result, he managed to repay the entire loan within three months of starting operations says investopedia.

Though Dangote owns major factories and also major importer of rice, fish, pasta, fertilizer and exports cotton, cashew nuts and ginger to other countries, it has major investments in real estate, banking, transport, textiles, oil and gas.

Photo Credit - Nigerianfinder

According to Nigeriafinder's publication on Aliko Dangote's says the house is rumored to be worth about $30 million and located in Abuja. The exterior has paintings of white with glasses dotting everywhere on the windows. Dangote's house is among the most beautiful houses in Nigeria.

Photo Credit - Buzznigeria

2) Mike Adenuga 
Country - Nigeria 
Net Worth - $8.7 Billion 
Company - Globacom, ConOil

Forbes pegs the net worth of Mike Adenuga at $8.7 billion. Mike Adenuga is the second richest man in Africa and also in Nigeria. He made his first million at age 26 selling lace and distributing soft drinks.

Adenuga ventured into oil & gas business in early 90s when the then minister of petroleum. Prof. Jubril Aminu came up with the policy of giving licenses to individuals and encourage private sector participation in the sector. Mike Adenuga was one of the beneficiaries of this policy says Pulse.

His oil exploration company, Conoil Producing Limited, is currently operating six oil blocks in the Niger Delta.

In August 2003, Adenuga started the first indigenous GSM telecommunication Nigeria, Global Communications Limited (Globacom). At present, his telecom business has expanded into other West African countries - Republic of Benin, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. In Nigeria, Globacom is the second largest telecom operator with about 37 million subscribers.

Adenuga established a commercial bank known as Equitorial Trust Bank (ETB). At present, the bank has merged with Sterling Bank Plc.

Mike Adenuga's House
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Mike Adenuga's house

According to legit, Mike Adenuga's house is located in Banana Island. The house is said to be worth around 8 Billion Naira. The Adenuga's estate includes nine duplexes with eight being for visitors and family members. Near the central house you will see a large and tall building made of glass and concrete and covered with golden reflective.

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Nicky Oppenheimer
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3) Nicky Oppenheimer 
Country - South Africa 
Net Worth - $7.3 Billion 
Company - DaBeer, Fireblade Aviation

Nicky Oppenheimer net worth is estimated at $7.3 billion according to Forbes. Nicky Oppenheimer is the richest man in Africa. Oppenheimer sold his 40% stake in diamond firm DeBeers to mining group Anglo American for $5.1 billion in cash in 2012.

He was the third generation of his family to run DeBeers, and took the company private in 2001.

In 2014, Oppenheimer started Fireblade Aviation in Johannesburg, which operates chartered flights with its fleet of 3 planes and 2 helicopters.

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Nassef Sawiris
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4) Nassef Sawiris 

Country - Egypt 
Net Worth - $7.3 Billion 
Company - OCI and Orascom Construction

Forbes tags the net worth of Nassef Sawiris at $7.3 Billion. He is the richest man in Egypt and comes from Egypt's wealthiest family. Sawiris split Orascom Construction Industries into two entities in 2015: OCI and Orascom Construction.

Nassef Sawiris is also the Executive Chairman of Aston Villa FC. In October 2015, it was reported that Sawiris had acquired a stake in Adidas AG via his investment company NNS Holding Sàrl Luxembourg. In 2016 he was appointed as supervisory director of Adidas AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany says Wikipedia.

Nassef was on the board of directors of the Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchanges from 2004 to 2007, and was also a board director at the Dubai International Financial Exchange DIFX from July 2008 to June 2010.

Sawiris Penthouse with fireplace
Photo Credit - Businessinsider

Sawiris Penthouse Interiors

Businessinsider reported in 2014 that Nassef Sawiris bought a $70 million penthouse at 960 Fifth Avenue. This is considered to be the priciest Co-op sale in New York at then. The home features five fireplaces, 16 rooms and more luxurious perks.

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Johann Rupert
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5) Johann Rupert 
Country - South Africa 
Net Worth - $6.1 Billion 
Company - Campagnie Financiere Richemont

Johann Rupert net worth is estimated at $6.1 Billion according to Forbes. He is the fifth richest man in Africa 2020. Johann Rupert is chairman of Swiss luxury goods firm Compagnie Financiere Richemont.

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.

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The Above are the richest man in Africa 2020 with their net worths. Let's take a recap of the list

  • Aliko Dangote 
  • Mike Adenuga 
  • Nicky Oppenheimer 
  • Nassef Sawiris 
  • Johann Rupert 

December 2, 2019

These Are The Top 15 Richest Athletes in the World 2020

Sports is really an interesting and lucrative part of entertainment. So much fame and fortunes have been achieved in various sports such as soccer, tennis, wresting, basketball etc. I think this all comes down to how good and valuable you are in your own game.

Once you start becoming of great value, multiple streams of income are bound to you, not forgetting endorsements with big sports brands which have made many so rich today. The likes of Micheal Jordan made bigger fortune through his deal with Nike than his entire career.

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This post is on the 15 richest athletes in the world 2020. A lot of these names are known due to how good they have become and some are now considered as hall of famers.

Vince McMahon
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1) Vince McMahon
Sports - Wresting
Net Worth - $2.5 million

Vince McMahon is the richest athlete in the world 2020. According to cheatsheet, Vince McMahon net worth is estimated at $2.5 billion.

Vince McMahon is chairman and CEO of entertainment company World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), which hauls in nearly $1 billion in annual revenue.

According to sportskeeda, McMahon has a big mansion located in Greenwich, Connecticut, Conyers farm. The location is just outskirt of the city and also has a lot of other celebrities and important citizens in its neighborhood. The home in 2006 was estimated to be worth around $40 million.

His car collections include the Bentley Continental worth $200,000 with $100,000 with car stereo system, $50,000 corvette, limousine etc.

Ion Tiriac
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2) Ion Tiriac
Sports - Tennis and Ice Hockey
Net Worth - $2 billion

Celebritynetworth tags Ion Tiriac net worth at a whooping $2 billion. The 80 years old billionaire is second richest athlete in the world.

According to Forbes, Ion Tiriac owns a minority stake in Romanian insurance company Allianz-Tiriac. The tycoon has also invested in real estate, auto dealerships and petroleum distribution.

He has taken particular pleasure and pride in making Madrid Tennis Open a combined men's and women's event with €7.2 million in total prize money. Wikipedia states In 2012 he was nominated for the International Tennis Hall of Fame in the contributor category.

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Micheal Jordan
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3) Michael Jordan
Sports - Basketball
Net Worth - $1.9 Billion

Michael Jordan makes the third spot on the list. According to businessinsider, his net worth is estimated at $1.9 billion. Michael Jordan is known as the greatest basketball player of all time. He's also the richest.

According to Forbes, Jordan still maintains deals with longtime partners Hanes, Gatorade and Upper Deck. He also has other business interests, including three restaurants and a car dealership.

His cumulative off-court income is roughly $1.7 billion since he entered the league in 1984, almost 20 times the $90 million in salary he made in 15 seasons with the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards, Wow!.

Hotcars gave us the 19 awesome cars in Micheal Jordan's garage, they include the Cadillac XCR, Aston Martin DB7 Volante, Mercedes Benz CL 65, Aston Martin DB9 Volante, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Chevrolet C4 Corvette, Porsche 911, Ferrari 512 TR, Mercedes Benz SLR Mclaren 722, Ford F-150 Raptor, Mclaren P1, Lamborghini Huracan etc.

Michael Schumacher
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4) Micheal Schumacher
Sports - Racing
Net Worth - $800 million

Wealthygorilla ranks the net worth of German race driver, Michael Schumacher at $800 million. This huge net worth makes him the richest racing driver in the world and among the richest athletes in the world.

He is considered to be the most successful driver in the history of the sport and he holds the records for the most World Championship titles.

According to essentiallysports, The 'Red Baron' has been endorsed by the likes of Shell, Marlboro and Vodafone, among others. He is also 5th in the Forbes list of highest paid athletes of all-time, with $1 billion. According to motorshow, Ferrari FXX, Fiat 500 Abaith, Fiat Croma etc are the cars owned by Michael Schumacher.

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Tiger Woods
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5) Tiger Woods
Sports - Gulf
Net Worth - $800 million

Tiger Woods net worth is estimated at $800 million according to Wealthygorilla. According to businessinsider, It's estimated that his Nike deal has been worth up to $20 million per year, likely varying based on performance. With so many eyes on Woods and his comeback, more lucrative deals may be heading his way.

He bought a 155-foot yacht named Privacy for $20 million in 2004. Woods also owns a Gulfstream G550 private jet, which is worth about $54 million.

Magic Johnson
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6) Magic Johnson
Sports - Basketball
Net Worth - $650 million

Magic Johnson net worth according to raphaelsadiq is estimated at $650 million. He also made the list of highest paid retired athletes 2019 having earned around $22 million. Magic Johnson is a five time NBA Champion.

He is a major investor in the MLB franchise Los Angeles Dodgers and the WNBA franchise Los Angeles Sparks. He was also a part owner of the Lakers for several years before he sold his stock says sportskeeda.

He has had partnerships previously with Starbucks, 24 Hour Fitness, T.G.I Fridays, AMC Theatres. He is known to have owned 105 Starbucks outlets and 4.5% stake in the Lakers, however he sold both of them for a reported $100 million.

Through architecturaldigest post, Magic Johnson has a Mansion in South California. The home features a 133 inch screen and 14 seat media room and lots of other comforts.

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Roger Staubach
Photo Credit - Zimbio

7) Roger Staubach
Sports - NFL
Net Worth - $600 million

Wealthygorilla tags Roger Staubach's net worth at $60 million. He is the richest NFL player in the world 2020. Staubach led his team to the Super Bowl five times. He also led the Cowboys to victories in Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII. Staubach was named Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl VI.

Based on Forbes publication, Roger Staubach partnered up with the Dallas cowboys for real estate. Seems that in 2020, the cowboys fans can live next door to their dream team's 91 acre world headquarters and practice facility in Frisco, Texas. It is a reported $62.5 million project.

Floyd Mayweather
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8) Floyd Mayweather
Sports - Boxing
Net Worth - $560 million

Cheatsheet pegs the boxers net worth at $560 million. Mayweather is the 8th richest athlete in the world. Mayweather is one of the most successful, highest-paid, and controversial athletes of all time.

According to independent, during Mayweather's fight with Pacquiao, three brands did decide to sponsor him. Burger King, Daily Fantasy Sports site FanDuel and Swiss watchmaker Hublot all dished a million dollars.

Forbes reported in June 2018, Mayweather tops Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid athletes for the fourth time in seven years at $285 million, including $10 million from endorsements, appearances and memorabilia.

Fortune stated that Mayweather announced plans to open Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, a series of gymnasiums that utilize the champ’s routines for boxing-based fitness classes.

Mayweather has invested heavily in commercial real estate, opened a strip club in Las Vegas called Girl Collection, toyed with tech investing, founded his own promotions company, and launched The Money Team, which sells hats and apparel online (with hats selling for as much as $200).

According to legit, Mayweather owns a $35 million Worth Gulfstream private jet. The jet is said to be able to accommodate 12 people. He bought a luxury mansion in Beverly Hills, LA for a rumored $25.5 million and another $500,000 for the house furniture.

Floyd Mayweather cars include the Bentley Mulsanne, Buggati Veyron, Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari Enzo, Mclaren 650S, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Lamborghini Aventador, Rolls Royce Phantom, Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet etc.

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Kobe Bryant
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9) Kobe Bryant
Sports - Basketball
Net Worth - $500 Million

Kobe Bryant is a very popular name in the game of basketball. Wealthygorilla ranks Kobe Bryant net worth at $500 million. Bryant is considered to be one of the best NBA players of all time, won multiple awards and trophies during his career.

According to cheatsheet, Bryant makes much of his money from product endorsements. Some of the brands he has endorsed include Nintendo, Turkish Airlines, and Sprite. One of Bryant’s biggest endorsements deals is with Nike. In 2013, he secured a deal paying $10 million a year.

Kobe Bryant's investment in BodyArmor has reportedly paid off big time. According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, Bryant's initial $6 million investment in BodyArmor, billed as a healthier alternative to Gatorade, is now worth $200 million after Coca-Cola purchased a majority stake in the company says businessinsider.

Eddie Jordan
Photo Credit - Wikipedia

10) Eddie Jordan
Sports - Racing
Net Worth - $475 million

According to Wealthygorilla, Eddie Jordan net worth is valued at $475 million. Edmund Patrick Jordan, OBE, also known as EJ, is an Irish former motorsport team boss, businessman and television personality.

According to independent, Eddie Jordan set up a racing team in 1991, ultimately selling out for around 75m in 2005.

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David Beckham
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11) David Beckham
Sports - Soccer
Net Worth - $450 million

Guess who? The incredible David Beckham. Celebritynetworth tags the net worth of David Beckham at $450 million.

His most recent commercial endorsements include whisky brand Haig and luxury watch brand Tudor. David also acted as a brand ambassador for Sky television and Sainsbury's says hellomagazine.

David has been the face of dozens of advertising campaigns and sponsorships, promoting the likes of Adidas, Coty, Brylcreem, Armani, H&M, Sainsbury's, Samsung, Vodafone, Breitling, Pepsi, Calvin Klein and Gilette.

Forbes reported in May 2019 that former soccer star and Inter Miami owner David Beckham has purchased a one-third stake in his company for $50 million, placing a $150 million valuation on Beckham Holdings. The stake was said to be held by his long-term business partner, fuller who is also the creator of American Idol talent show.

According to celebritycarsblog, David Beckham's car collections include the Porsche Turbo, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé, Chevrolet Camaro, Bentley Continental Supersports, Range Rover, Cadillac Escalade etc.

totalsportek on their post on 10 footballers who own expensive private jets listed David Beckham as the owner of The Bombardier Challenger 350 which is said to cost around $26.66 million in the market.

Cristiano Ronaldo
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12) Cristiano Ronaldo
Sports - Soccer
Net Worth - $450 million

Cristiano Ronaldo currently plays for Juventus team in the Italian serie A. He is among the richest athletes in the world and Wealthygorilla pegs his net worth at $450 million.

Every year Cristiano Ronaldo earns earns a base salary of $64 million. Off the field he earns an additional $40 million from endorsements says Celebritynetworth.

According to money, Cristiano Ronaldo alongside Micheal Jordan and LeBron James has a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike worth around $1 billion. He has endorsement deals with Tag Heuer, Herbalife, EA Sports, KFC, American Tourister etc.

According to AS, the number of businesses Cristiano Ronaldo invests includes his recent conjunction with hair treatment clinic Insparya, His CR7 Hotels, CR7 perfumes and fragrances, Restaurants, Gymnasiums and other ventures.

Sportbible in July 2019 reported Cristiano Ronaldo buying the Mclaren Senna to his £16 million car collection. The car is said to have costed him $800,000 and was pictured driving the car in Lisbon.

According to financialexpress, other cars in Ronaldo's garage includes $1.7 million Buggati Veyron, $3 million Lamborghini, $220,000 Bentley GT Speed, $200,000 Aston Martin DB9, $150,000 Audi R8, $310,000 Ferrari GTB Fiorano, $300,000 Ferrari F430 etc.

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Roger Federer
Photo Credit - Britannica

13) Roger Federer
Sports - Tennis
Net Worth - $450 million

thestreet ranks the net worth of Roger Federer at $450 million. The tennis star at one point earned a reported $70 million a year. Federer also earned a reported $71.5 million from 2016 to 2017, an impressive $65 million of which came from endorsements.

His partnerships with companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Rolex, Barilla, Wilson, Uniqlo and others netted him $86 million in the 12 months ending June 1, 2019, dwarfing his prize money earnings of $7.4 million over the same period says Statista.

He has won the men's singles tournament at Wimbledon alone eight times since 2003, as well as 20 Grand Slam singles titles all over the world.

LeBron James
Photo Credit - Wikipedia

14) LeBron James
Sports - Basketball
Net Worth - $450 million

Forbes tags LeBron James net worth at $450 million. He is one of the richest basketball players in the world.

His endorsement partners include Nike, Coca-Cola, Beats By Dre, Blaze Pizza and 2K Sports. James and his partners have 14 Blaze franchises open in Chicago and seven more in South Florida says Forbes. He has a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Michael Jordan.

LeBron James' career earnings are poised to eclipse the $1 billion mark after the four-time NBA most valuable player signed a four-year $154 million deal to join the Los Angeles Lakers according to investopedia.

Motorious gave the car collections of LeBron James which includes the 2018 Maybach S650 which costs close to $300,000, Ferrari F430 Spider, Ferrari 458 Spider, Rolls Royce Phantom, Maybach 57S, Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, Ferrari 599, 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, 1975 Chevrolet Impala Convertible etc.

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Lionel Messi
Photo Credit - Dailyexpress

15) Lionel Messi
Sports - Soccer
Net Worth - $400 million

Lionel Messi is the fifteenth richest athlete in the world though coming first as the highest paid athlete in the world 2019. He is considered the best player in the world by many and have got much rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo. Wealthygorilla tags his net worth at $400 million.

The FC Barcelona forward is the highest-paid soccer player, earning $111 million and taking home $84 million in salary and winnings, and another $27 million in endorsements. Messi has a lifetime deal with Adidas. Other deals include Gatorade, Pepsi, and Huawei says investopedia.

According to naijauto, Messi cars list includes Maserati Gran Turismo Stradale, Audi R8 Spyder, Maserati Gran Turismo S, Lexus RX 450h, Range Rover Vogue, Ferrari F430 Spider, Pagani Zonda Tricolic costing around $2 million etc. Lionel Messi according to businessinsider owns a $15 million private jet coming with a kitchen, Having 16 seats and having the names of his family members on the stairs.

Taking a recap of the whole list

  • Vince McMahon 
  • Ion Tiriac 
  • Michael Jordan 
  • Michael Schumacher 
  • Tiger Woods
  • Magic Johnson 
  • Roger Staubach 
  • Floyd Mayweather 
  • Kobe Bryant 
  • Eddie Jordan 
  • David Beckham 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 
  • Roger Federer 
  • LeBron James 
  • Lionel Messi 

November 28, 2019

The Top 10 Richest Musicians in the World 2020

This list is covered by people I would rather refer to as legends. They have conquered the industry and also paved ways for other artistes to become way more popular and successful. The likes of Jay-Z and Dr Dre has influenced a lot of people and are obviously good leaders.

These musicians are so rich. They could acquire any sort of luxury they really want and have lots of records sold. Endorsement deals are easy for them to get but the more interesting fact is that some of them have huge brands that are actually doing the endorsings.

Go below to continue reading about the 10 Richest Musicians in the world and how much they are worth.

Paul McCartney
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1) Paul McCartney
Net Worth - $1.2 Billion

Wealthygorilla places Paul McCartney net worth at $1.2 billion. With this much, McCartney is the richest musician in the world.

According to Forbes, He pulled in $17.8 million from four South American shows in 2019, bringing his solo career earning total in Latin America to $101 million.

According to networthbuzz, McCartney is the winner of 18 Grammy Awards and has been inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.

Chron states, Between that somewhat popular band from Liverpool, the Beatles, and his solo career, McCartney has sold more than 100 million albums and 100 million singles. He has 60 gold albums, all over the world.

According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industries in 2006, The Beatles are the biggest popular music act of all time, with over 400 million albums sold officially, while the total number of all Beatles' records sold was over 1 billion copies.

According to Bornrich, McCartney has various mansions in different locations. The first is his peamarsh mansion in Sussex, England and it's a 1,500 acre estate. It is said to be where he spends much of his married life. He has another called the St. John's wood which is located in London and has neighbors such as JK Rowling, Madonna, Kate Moss and more.

The Beverly Hills house which he bought for $4 million and located in posh area of Beverly Hills, California. McCartney also owns a lavish Manhattan apartment in West 54th street, Manhattan, New York.

Andrew Lloyd Webber
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2) Andrew Lloyd Webber
Net Worth - $1.2 Billion

therichest tags the net worth of Andrew Lloyd Webber at $1.2 Billion. He is the second richest musician in the world after Paul McCartney.

According to Forbes, Professional productions of his shows have sold more than 330 million tickets in more than 80 countries, more than 125 million of them in the U.S. His cast recordings have resulted in more than 40 million album sales.

Lloyd Webber has won seven Tonys, three Grammys, seven Oliviers, one Golden Globe, two BRIT awards, 14 Ivor Novello awards and an Oscar.

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Jay Z
Photo Credit - Complex

3) Jay Z
Net Worth - $1Billion

Jay Z net worth in 2020 is estimated at a billion dollars according to Forbes. Jay Z has managed to broaden his line of wealth. Forbes did put the following into consideration while calculating his net worth; His Armand De Brignac, Cash & Investment, D'Usse Venture, Tidal streaming service, Roc Nation, $75 million music catalog, Real estate and art collection.

According to investopedia, Jay-Z's celebrity endorsement deals include the Anheuser-Busch beer Budweiser, Samsung Group and the Brooklyn Nets, a National Basketball Association team.

According to businessinsider, The most money he made from a solo tour was in 2017 during his "4:44 Tour," which netted $48.7 million. That same year, Jay-Z signed a 10-year deal with Live Nation for $200 million.

In 1999, he cofounded the clothing company Rocawear, which he then sold in 2007 for $204 million.

Wikipedia says Jay-Z is one of the world's best-selling music artists, with over 100 million records sold worldwide.

therichest made a list of richest things bought by rapper, Jay Z and they were; $5 million Beyonce engagement ring, his $5 million Hublot watch, a $600,000 sold gold rocking horse for blue ivy, a nursery in the Baclays center for blue ivy which he pays $1 million annually, $56 million Aspiro Company, a $20 million private island etc.

Herb Alpert
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4) Herb Alpert
Net Worth - $850 million

Celebritynetworth pegs the net worth of Herb Alpert at $850 million. Alpert is an American musician and Music Industry executive.

According to Wikipedia, Alpert's musical accomplishments include five No. 1 albums and 28 albums total on the Billboard Album chart, nine Grammy Awards, fourteen platinum albums, and fifteen gold albums. Alpert has sold 72 million records worldwide.

Alpert is the only recording artist to hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both a vocalist ("This Guy's in Love with You", 1968) and an instrumentalist ("Rise", 1979).

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P Diddy
Photo Credit - Vanityfair

5) Puff Sean Diddy
Net Worth - $820 million

Puff Diddy net worth is estimated at a stunning net worth of $820 million according to manshealth. He is the fifth richest musician in the world.

According to celebrityendorsers, P Diddy has an endorsement deal with these big brands AQUAhydrate, Burger King, Ciroc, DeLeon, DeLeón Tequila.

Digitalspy in 2016 reported that during the Bad Boy Reunion Concert that Sean Combs threw his $500,000 worth diamond chain into the crowd.

According to Cnbc, Combs took home an estimated $70 million when Global Brand Groups purchased a stake in his clothing company Sean John, Forbes reports. He still owns a reported 20 percent of the company in November 2016.

Moneyinc took us to the rappers garage through their publication on Diddy's car collection. The outrageous vehicles include a Maybach 57, Jeep Wrangler unlimited, 1958 Corvette, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder and Phantom Drophead Coupé.

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Dr Dre
Photo Credit - Biography

6) Dr Dre
Net Worth - $800 million

Forbes ranks Dr Dre's net worth at $800 million. He is 54 years old and lives in Los Angeles, California. Celebrityendorsers says Dr Dre has been endorsed to Chrysler, Coors light, Dr Pepper, St. Ideas etc.

From billboard, Dr Dre from his two studio albums, The Chronic and Dr Dre sold 5.8 million and 7.9 million respectively.

According to Moneyinc, In 2001, Dr. Dre greatly increased his net worth when he sold part of his shares of Aftermath Entertainment to Interscope Records for $52 million. That year, Rolling Stone Magazine named him the second highest paid artist of the year. That year, his royalties alone earned him over $11.4 million.

In May 2014, Apple Inc. bought Beats by Dr Dre for $3 billion. This was Apple’s most expensive purchase to date.

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Celine Dion
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7) Celine Dion
Net Worth - $800 million

Celine Dion is among the richest musicians in the world. Celine Dion net worth is estimated at $800 million according to Wealthygorilla.

According to Wikipedia, She remains the best-selling Canadian artist and one of the best-selling artists of all time with record sales of 200 million copies worldwide. Her concert tours and Las Vegas residencies have grossed over $1.4 billion, making her one of the most profitable live performers of all time.

therichest made a list of the most expensive things bought by Celine Dion and they include Bombardier BD-700 Express, a gulf court, her over $20 million South Florida home, Maybach 62, Paris real estate, a 1995 white rare Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible and her Montreal private island mansion.

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8) Bono
Net Worth - $700 million

Celebritynetworth has Bono's net worth at $700 million. He is the 8th richest musician in the world and he's 60 years old. Bono is best known as the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of rock band U2.

According to express, Bono and the U2 band has sold more than 170 million albums worldwide and has won 22 Grammy Awards - more than any other rock band.

Bono writes the lyrics for almost all U2 songs, which often have social and political themes.

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9) Rihanna
Net Worth - $600 million

Rihanna has an estimated net worth of $600 million according to Cnbc. She is the richest female singer in the world after singer Celine Dion. She's earned nine Grammy awards and established herself as a music icon.

Rihanna's wealth comes from her partnership with LVMH. Fenty Beauty, the makeup line that she co-owns with the luxury goods conglomerate, generated a reported $72 million in sales in just its first full month in 2017 and about $570 million in sales by the end of 2018.

According to ROC Nation, she has sold 60 million albums and 215 million digital tracks worldwide making her the top-selling digital artist of all time. She's put out 8 albums, achieved 14 number-one singles and won 8 Grammy Awards.

According to ledgernetworth, Rihanna lives is in New York where she lives in a penthouse that has a total value of more than 10 million. Rihanna Car Collection includes A Porsche 997 Turbo, The Chevy Suburban, Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes Maybach 575, and Lamborghini Aventador.

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10) Madonna
Net Worth - $590 Million

Wealthygorilla ranks Madonna net worth at $590 million. She closes the list of richest musicians in the world 2020. Celebrityendorsers states that Dolce & Gabbana, Adidas, Alexander Wang, BMW, Chimento are among the top brands she has endorsed.

According to Wikipedia, Guinness World Records listed Madonna as the best-selling female recording artist of all time, with more than 300 million records sold during her career.

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Let's take a recap of the whole list

  • Paul McCartney 
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber 
  • Jay Z 
  • Herb Alpert 
  • Puff Diddy 
  • Dr Dre 
  • Celine Dion 
  • Bono 
  • Rihanna 
  • Madonna 

November 26, 2019

A look at the top 10 richest comedians in Nigeria 2020

Yeah, the Nigerian comedy industry is really doing well and lots of fortunes made. Stand up comedians make huge money off their organized shows in different places. Ticket sales and endorsements are huge lifters for them. Lots of skits are done on the internet by these comedians which as well made huge name for them.

Let's waste no time and get to the list of the richest comedians in Nigeria and how much they are worth; want to know a lot about them? Then read below.

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AY Makun
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1) AY Makun
Net Worth in Dollars - $3.3 million
Net Worth in Naira - N1.2 Billion

naijanetworth pegs the net worth of Nigerian comedian AY Makun at N1.2 Billion. He is the richest comedian in Nigeria. Alibaba was his mentor before he found his own fame.

He was made a U.N Peace Ambassador in 2009 after winning six awards in 2008. He is the CEO of Corporate World Entertainment Nigeria.

According to Wikipedia, He hosts one of Africa's largest comedy shows, AY Live featuring comedians like Bovi, Helen Paul and many other comedians. Ayo Makun is also the Chief Executive Officer for Corporate World entertainment, Nigeria. He also owns a club house.

Imdb states states Ay makun as a popular actor and producer. His filmography includes A trip to Jamaica in 2016, The Accidental Spy in 2017, The millions in 2019, Kasanova in 2019, Merry Men: The Yoruba Demons, Moms at war in 2018, 10 days in Suncity in 2017 etc.

The comedian is married to interior designer, Mabel Makun. Legit reported on July 2019 that AY bought cars for himself and his wife. The video caused various internet reactions.

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2) Basketmouth
Net Worth in Dollars - $2.9 million
Net Worth in Naira - N1 Billion

With estimated net worth of a billion naira, Nigerian popular comedian Basketmouth is the second richest comedian in Nigeria.

According to nigeriainfopedia, Basketmouth charges about N2 million for each show that he performs in. He is always a fan favorite. He thrills and cracks ribs with undiluted comic lines.

According to Nairaland, He is married to Elsie Uzoma Okpocha, they got married in the year 2010 and blessed with two (2) kids, Jason Okpocha and Janelle Okpocha.

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Alibaba Comedian
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3) Alibaba
Net Worth in Dollars - $2.8 million
Net Worth in Naira - N1 Billion

Alibaba according to various voices is referred to as the king of Nigerian comedy. His real name is Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome. Alibaba is also a good actor having acted in movies like The Wedding Party, The Wedding Party 2, Gone to America etc.

Alibaba in 2016 according to pulse said that the reason he chose comedy over acting there was simply no money in acting.

From Punch, Alibaba said he made his first millions in the 90's as a stand up comedian. According to him someone was baffled that he was paid N82,000 for an endorsement deal as a comedian without even knowing that he had got 1.2 million naira from Guinness Plc Nigeria endorsement deal.

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4) Bovi
Net Worth in Dollars - $1.7 million
Net Worth in Naira - N600 million

Nigerianinfopedia pegs Bovi's net worth at 600 million naira. Bovi is the 4th richest comedian in Nigeria and considered one of the funniest in the industry.

Bovi has worked alongside other Nigerian comedians such as I Go Dye , I Go Save, Basketmouth , Buchi , Odogwu, Okey Bakassi, Julius Agwu and others.

According to nigeriainfopedia, The multi award winning popular celebrity has racked mouth watering deals that suits his status. Some of Bovi’s endorsement deals includes being an ambassador for Globacom Nigeria, Diamond bank among others.

Bovi began a series titled "BACK TO SCHOOL" in 2018 which he uploads in his YouTube channel.

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I Go Dye
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5) I Go Dye
Net Worth in Dollars - $1.5 million
Net Worth in Naira - N550 million

I Go Dye is on the list with net worth of 550 million Naira. “I go Die” came into limelight via Opa William’s Night of a thousand laugh, a platform that exposed many of the successful comedians in the country.

According to naijaquest, I Go Dye has an endorsement deal through which he performs an ambassadorial role for the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations.

Legit reported in 2016 that I Go Dye was among the four celebrities alongside phyno
and kcee that were endorsed by authority newspaper owned by Ifeanyi Uba, Akwa Ibom Former Governor and oil mogul.

According to legit, early March 2019, I Go Dye welcomed a baby girl with actress Eki Okoro. It seemed to be a secret relationship between the two parents.

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6) Gordons
Net Worth in Dollars - $1.3 million
Net Worth in Naira - N468 million

Austinemedia tagged the net worth of comedian Gordons at $1.3 million which is valued at N468 million in naira. Gordons is currently one of the richest and most influential comedian in Nigeria.

According to nigeriagalleria,  at the age of 13, Gordons was already a breadwinner. He started from Delta State based gospel music group, D.C Envoy. This group exported music comedy to the campus when they got admission even in the midst of poverty stricken background.

In 2017, legit made a post about Gordons opening up on some emotional stuffs. It was on an interview with Tosin Cleg where he revealed that his parents wanted him dead because he had seven teeth in his mouth when he was born.

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7) Okey Bakassi
Net Worth in Dollars - $1.28 Million 
Net Worth in Naira - N450 million

Okey Bakassi is a very popular Nigerian comedian, actor and TV presenter. His net worth is estimated at N450 million.

According to Wikipedia, In 2014, he won the "Best Actor in a Leading Role (Igbo)" category at the 2014 edition of the Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in the film Onye Ozi.

Imdb records Okey Bakassi as an actor and show his filmography as follows: Onye Ozi in 2013, Fools on the run in 2007, Ngozi: Abeg Marry Us in 2003, I need a husband in 2007, Husband my foot 1&2 in 2007, How far? in 2007, Store Keeper in 2006 etc.

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8) Akpororo
Net Worth in Dollars - $1 Million
Net Worth in Naira - N360 million

Akpororo is among the richest comedians in Nigeria. Trendscelebsnow tags his net worth at $1 million equivalent to 360 million naira. He is a very popular stand up comedian with lots of shows shutdown.

According to pulse, In the early part of his career, he started off as a gospel singer up until 2008 when he moved to Lagos and contested twice in the AY's Open Mic Challenge, coming second in his first try and winning the competition on his second try.

Akpororo rose to stardom in 2013 following his performance at "Basketmouth's Laff and Jam" show and went on to perform in several comedy shows including "AY Live."

Akpororo bought a new Acura RDX Car for himself after buying a car to celebrate his wife's birthday. He shared the photos on instagram according to withinnigeria.

According to Nairaland, February 2019, the comedian launched his new mansion located at Amen Estate in Lagos State.

Mark Angel
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9) Mark Angel 
Net Worth in Dollars - $600,000
Net Worth in Naira - N216 million

Mark Angel has an estimated net worth of $600,000 which is equivalent to N216 million in Naira according to Austinemedia. Mark Angel is the founder of the popular comedy skit “Mark Angel Comedy” a short comedy video published every Friday on YouTube.

In 2008 Mark Angel gained admission into Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria to study Medicine and Surgery but unfortunately his sponsor died few months later and he had to quit school because nobody was there to cater for his academic needs.

In 2012 Mark Angel met with his friend Denison Igwe and together both of them decided to start a media organization that will be based on comedy. That idea gave birth to Mark Angel Comedy, a weekly comedy skit published on YouTube.

According to pulse, During an interview with punch newspaper, Mark Angel disclosed relationship with Emmanuella - "She is my niece. She has lived with my family ever since she was born even though her parents are alive. We are a large family and we lived together in the past."

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10) Brodashaggi 
Net Worth in Dollars - $140,000
Net Worth in Naira - N50 million

Nigeriainfopedia pegs Brodashaggi net worth at N50 million while others say it's more than that. He closes the list of richest comedians in Nigeria. Brodashaggi is a popular Nigerian internet comedian known for his catch phrase “Oya hit me”.

Nigerianinfopedia claimed The comedy skit that made Shaggi so popular is the “Jesus appeared in Mushin” video skit which he was asked by Aunty shaggi what he would do if Jesus appeared in that vicinity. He portrayed himself as an area boy in Yoruba setting in that video with the “oya hit me” slang.

Let's take a recap of the list

  • AY Makun 
  • Basketmouth 
  • Alibaba 
  • Bovi 
  • I Go Dye 
  • Gordons 
  • Okey Bakassi 
  • Akpororo 
  • Mark Angel 
  • Brodashaggi