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from: 14 . 09 . 15

Africa’s Top 10 Richest Charity donors, Dubbed Philanthrocapitalists.

An estimated US$7 billion is given away every year by Africa’s philanthrocapitalists – at least the ones we know about. These are the men we will bring the list of top women philanthropists in Africa. Women are definitely doing their part and are make some serious contributions to the African continent.

Theophilus Danjuma, Nigeria

The chairman of South Atlantic Petroleum broke Nigerian philanthropic records when he gave $100-million to set up the TY Danjuma Foundation, a grant-making organization that partners with NGOs in education, health, policy and poverty-related fields.

Francois van Niekerk, South Africa

– The founder of Mertech Group gave 70 percent of his equity (valued at $170 million) to his Mergon Foundation, which funds education, health and skills-building initiatives.

Allan Gray, South Africa

– The owner of Allan Gray investment management firm, Gray gave his Allan Gray Orbis Foundation $150 million. The foundation gives high school scholarships and supports other causes.

Donald Gordon, South Africa

The real estate and insurance billionaire founded the Donald Gordon Foundation which has given an estimated $50 million in donations to develop higher educational facilities and the arts in the UK.

Aliko Dangote, Nigeria

The president of the Dangote Group has recently entered the field of philanthropy and has already made significant contributions totaling $35 million. He has contributed to flood relief, an NGO developing low-cost housing and universities in Nigeria, and also gave $500,000 for victims of a munitions blast in Brazzaville, Congo in 2012.

Mark Shuttleworth, South Africa

After selling his digital security company for $575 million, Shuttleworth spent $20 million on developing free open source software, Ubuntu, and another $20 million – through the Shuttleworth Foundation – on funding the projects of individuals trying to change society.

Jim Ovia, Nigeria

The founder of Zenith Bank gave $6.3 million to the flood relief effort in Nigeria in 2012. Through his Youth Empowerment and ICT Foundation, he has given much to get youth interested in ICT. He gave $320,000 to help 10 young Nigerian entrepreneurs establish their technology businesses.

Strive Masiyiwa, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s richest man and the founder of Econet Wireless, Masiyiwa has spread his philanthropic work to several African countries, including Zimbabwe. He established a $6.4 million trust in 2012 to pay for the education of 40 students. He also supports organizations that help orphans in Zimbabwe.

Tony Elumelu, Nigeria

Elumelo, chairman of Heirs Holdings, gave $6.3 million to flood relief in Nigeria in 2012. His Tony Elumelu Foundation gives entrepreneurial training to young Africans.

Arthur Eze, Nigeria

The elusive oil magnate donated $6.3 million to flood relief in Nigeria. He also gives large amounts towards higher education.


Other noteworthy philanthropists include: Mike Adenuga and Hakeem Belo-Osagie from Nigeria; Manu Chandaria and Naushad Merali from Kenya; Ashish Thakkar from Uganda; the Sawiris family from Egypt; and Patrice Motsepe, Nicky Oppenheimer, Raymond Ackerman, Tokyo Sexwale, and Cyril Ramaphosa from South Africa.

Sudanese-born British telecommunications billionaire Mo Ibrahim has been dubbed the most powerful black man in the UK as well as the “Bill Gates of Africa” for his philanthropic efforts on the continent. He has signed the Giving Pledge to hand over half his wealth and has offered a prize of $5 million over 10 years, and a further $200,000 for life, to African leaders who excel. Motsepe is the first African-based businessman to have signed the pledge- IRIN


Nigeria has the worlds richest pastors..why are pastors not known to be biggeat givers?
I don't really have the answer to that Question Muyiwa. You might have to ask some of them to get an answer. I however advise that you focus more on building yourself into someone who will be one of the biggest givers out there, rather than wondering why others don't give. I think that will be a productive use of your time and energy. The fact that you have a concern for giving may mean that you are supposed to do something about it yourself. The Book "Money Won't Make Rich" will help greatly in this regard. Please follow the link below to start reading it. Blessings!
You're God fearing and wise. Thank you for answering him well. DO YOUR OWN AND STOP LOOKING FOR WHO DID OR DID NOT.
Hello sir, I am Preacher, a Pastor with Redeem Christian church of God, a Businessman, an Entrepreneur with outstanding gift of understanding and teaching of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am also the convener and the founder of Cedar Businessmen Forum (cedar Trust, Nig) an entrepreneurial and Business Couching Organization duly resisted with the corporate affairs commission of Nigeria. I am writing to tell sir, I have been greatly inspired and blessed by most of you posting and I am praying that the Lord will keep increasing you to be more blessing to this generation. I will also love to ask for a permission to repost some of you posting in website as soon as we are through with the construction next week. Thanks Nnaemeka Chimereze
Hello Pastor Nnaemeka, thank you very much for your prayers. You have my permission to repost as many posts as you need on your new site and other social media outlets. Keep up the great job. Blessings!
Pastor Nnaemeka, are you a philanthropist also?
Well I might not too quick to make that claim. But have been consistent in reaching to people in everywhere and any how I could. If that is what you mean by being a philanthropist then I could say yes’ I am.
Are there particular people that these philanthropists help? Or they help everyone. If they do, many people out hete need help too. Trust me

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