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The AfrAsia Bank Africa Wealth Report 2018 provides insights gathered by AfrAsia and New World Wealth, on wealth trends in Africa over the past 10 years.

According to The AfrAsia Bank Wealth Report 2018, Lagos is the fourth richest city in Africa.

Nigeria Ranked 3rd Richest Country In Africa, Lagos 4th Richest City

“Total wealth held in the city amounts to US$108 billion. Major sectors include: basic materials, real estate & construction, telecoms, transport and financial services. the” report stated.

Johannesburg was the wealthiest with $245 billion, Cairo ($140 billion), Cape Town ($135 billion),

Nigeria was also ranked 3rd among the wealthiest countries in Africa with a value of $222 bllion in privately owned assets.

According to the report, South Africa is the wealthiest country in Africa with private property valued at $722 billion, and Egypt second with $330 billion

The wealth was arrived at by calculating the value of property, cash, equities and business interests. Liabilities and government funds were factored out.

The report also ranked Nigeria eleventh in African countries with the fastest wealth growth which was capped at 19%.


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Mauritius had the highest wealth growth rate at 195%, Ethiopia 190%, Rwanda 74% and Tanzania 66%.

The wealth amount was arrived at by calculating the value of property, cash, equities and business interests but liabilities and government funds factored out.



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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