Billionaires.Africa is the premier news site solely devoted to publishing daily news and actionable intelligence on the wealthiest people in Africa, and the entities they control.
We closely monitor the economic, political, philanthropic and personal activities of African billionaires, ultra high-net worth individuals, and the most important captains of industry on the continent. By leveraging on the power of proximity and our access to these well-heeled individuals, we are able to deliver timely news and privileged information that helps you make sense of critical business and policy news in Africa — and the power-brokers who shape them.
The news and intelligence we provide offer unique insights to corporations, charitable foundations, educational institutions, and luxury brands seeking to build relationships and engage with the wealthiest Africans and the businesses they control.
Billionaires.Africa is curated by a small group of accomplished journalists led by Editor-In-Chief Mfonobong Nsehe – one of the most respected authorities on African wealth.
Mfonobong Nsehe conceptualized and initiated Forbes Magazine’s annual ranking of Africa’s wealthiest people, and for many years was actively involved in evaluating the net worth of the continent’s billionaires and multi-millionaires for the magazine. He also travelled extensively across the continent meeting and interviewing these wealthy Africans, and built long-lasting relationships with many of them.
Ultimately, Billionaires.Africa will cast its spotlight on the continent’s most revered economic players and illuminate their activities – the good, the bad and the ugly – to the world. We aim to celebrating African capitalism while chronicling the success stories of Africa’s greatest entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Billionaires.Africa is free of all political influence and its editorial team guarantees rigorous, independent and high-quality reporting.
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With over a decade of experience creating impactful narratives about Africa, Mfonobong Nsehe is one of the most recognized journalism and communications professionals on the continent.
He began his media career covering African news for Ananova, a Web-oriented news and information service owned by the mobile telecommunications operator, Orange SA.
He later worked as a journalist for Business Daily, Kenya’s leading business newspaper.
Mfonobong was also the pioneer managing editor of Ventures Africa and built it into one of the continent’s most influential business news companies before leaving to focus on the private sector.
A former Forbes Magazine contributor covering African wealth and entrepreneurship, Mfonobong conceptualized and initiated the Forbes annual ranking of Africa’s richest people. Over the years, he has traveled to more than 25 African countries interviewing over 250 African billionaires and ultra-high net-worth individuals (UHNWIs). In the process, he has built extensive relationships with leading captains of industry and government functionaries throughout the continent.
Mfonobong also works as an African wealth intelligence consultant and travels extensively across Africa advising a clientele of private banks, hedge funds and family offices, providing unparalleled insight into the UHNWI community. He has worked with some of the world’s foremost risk management companies on due diligence and corporate investigations assignments in South Africa, Madagascar, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique and Morocco.
A Nigerian national, Mfonobong has a bachelor’s degree in communications with honors from Daystar University in Kenya. He divides his time between Nairobi, Abuja and Antananarivo.
Editorial Team (Reporters & Contributors):
Omokolade Ajayi, Reporter, Finance & Wealth
Tsitsi Mutendi, Columnist, Family Office & Wealth
Eduardo Serrano Cuevas, Special Correspondent for the Americas, Finance & Wealth
Ishioma Emi, News Reporter
Chidi Emenike, News Reporter
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