The richest kids in Africa have money in abundance; either as a result of their parents’ hard work or their own enterprise. Growing up in money gives one some peculiar advantages; for example, growing up in money teaches one the very nature of wealth.
While poor people generally work for money all their lives and make little of it; rich people have the knowledge of how to multiply money, and so guarantee wealth for the future.
This knowledge is scarce and difficult to find, which is why rich kids have a head-start over their peers. Growing up in wealth also means that one has exquisite taste in everything. They eat, drink, and live in luxury; meaning that they spend more money every day than most people can hope to spend per month. Furthermore, they can afford the finest cars, clothes, and everything else.
Top 10 Richest Kids In Africa
1. Jide Adenuga
Jide Adenuga is the son of one of Nigeria’s richest men Mike Adenuga; as heir apparent to the Adenuga fortune, he is in line to take control of a business empire that spans oil marketing, communication, and sales of luxury items. Jide Adenuga is not just part owner of a big conglomerate; he is actively involved in running the business.
He runs one of his father’s businesses; he is in charge of his father’s oil distribution business; Conoil. Jide Adenuga has also started to show that he has his own mind and his own ability as a businessman.
He is involved in alcohol sales; he is the founder of 3 Inclusive Ltd, a company that is involved in the importation and sales of the champagne brand Montaudon in Nigeria.
2. Regina Daniels
Regina Daniels is one of the richest young persons in Africa; she is an actress in the Nigerian movie industry, and she is also married to one of the richest men in the country.
Regina Daniels ranks among the richest celebrity kids in Nigeria; her husband is frequently addressed as a billionaire; even though not formally endorsed by Forbes.
He owns a hilltop mansion, a private jet, and a fleet of luxury vehicles. He is into oil and gas, talent management, and several other businesses.
As his wife, she is part owner of his fortune, and that puts her head and shoulders above many of her mates, even though they are wealthy. She is also an actress and makes her own money.
3. Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola
Florence Otedola is the daughter of Nigerian billionaire businessman Femi Otedola. She is a celebrity Nigerian DJ and producer, popularly known as DJ Cuppy. She is also a musician; she has released a few singles, featuring popular Nigerian music acts. She has lived most of her life in Lagos Nigeria but presently lives in London, in the UK.
She lives a luxurious life; she has a luxury apartment in the UK, and she drives luxury cars including a porch. She is presently pursuing her education in the UK, which means a hiatus from entertainment.
She has done tours in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ghana, and South Africa, and has also performed to packed crowds in the UK.
4. Baby Lorde
Baby Lorde is a very young kid; she was born on 26th October 2016, to the Canadian businessman, Douglas Pitcher, and the Ghanaian actress Kafui Danku.
She was therefore born into the celebrity world and has made the most of it by leveraging on the popularity of her face in order to make some cool millions. Thanks to her parents’ connections, and the savvy management of her handlers; she has landed a few endorsement deals; such as the Royal Monopoly Baby Diaper.
She is being primed to be the face of Ghana sometime in the future; she has shown a great fashion sense and has already become quite significant as an influencer with over 226,000 Instagram followers on her official page.
5. Sameer Merali
Sameer Merali is the son of Naushad Merali; one of the richest men in Kenya. He is the heir apparent to one of the biggest enterprises in Kenya; Sameer Africa is a conglomerate that is involved in the manufacturing and distribution of several Fast Moving Consumer Goods in Kenya.
The company is also into tire manufacturing. Sameer Merali is well educated, and he has served the company in various positions already.
6. Rajiv Ruparelia
Rajiv Ruparelia is a Ugandan rich kid; he is from the illustrious Ruparelia business family. His father Sudhir Ruparelia is the director of the Ruparelia Group; which is one of the most influential in the country; with interests in manufacturing, finance, construction, communication, and so on.
Rajiv Ruparelia is the heir apparent to his father’s wealth and position; he is being trained for a lot of responsibility.
As part of his training; he has been allowed to start his business career from the bottom. He was employed as a porter, and then later as a construction laborer. Having come to understand the value of humility, he was later promoted to the position of a bank teller, and now he has a managerial position within the group.
As scion of the Ruparelia Group, he is in line to control an empire estimated to be worth around $1.1 billion.
7. Muhoho, Ngina and Jomo Kenyatta
Muhoho, Ngina, and Jomo Kenyatta, commonly called the Kenyatta kids, are children of President Uhuru Kenyatta; they are widely recognized as some of the richest kids in Africa.
Their father Uhuru Kenyatta is estimated to be worth around $500 million, but the Kenyatta Family fortune is said to be worth about $2 Billion. They live the luxurious life; they get the five-star treatment in the top hotels in the country, and they never go anywhere without an entourage of bodyguards.
The family fortune comes from real estate investments, communication, (several radio stations), agriculture (cultivation, animal farming), and even milk production. They also have interests in banking and transportation.
8. Mhamed Elalamy
Mhamed Elalmy is listed as Morocco’s richest kid because it is not ethical to mention the Prince of Morocco. Mhamed Elalamy lives like a prince in his own right; he attended the prestigious University of British Columbia and lives in luxury.
He is the first son of the Moroccan business tycoon and founder of Saham Group, Moulay Hafid Elalamy.
That makes him heir apparent to a fortune estimated to be worth around $700 million. He serves as Saham Group’s General Manager.
8. Ludwick Marishane
Country: South Africa
LudwickMarishane is a child entrepreneur; a millionaire by his own right. He is a genius; one of Africa’s brightest minds who has already become commercially successful, and has the potential to make truck loads of money in the future due to his extraordinary mind.
He is South African by nationality, and he ascended to riches while still in high school. His business ventures include Headboy Industries, and he invested in a substance that can clean the body without the need for a shower. He calls it DryBath, and the product is hugely successful.
9. Anerlisa Muigai
The beautiful and charming Anerlisa Muigai is one of those whose faces you do not forget in a hurry, but it is not her beauty that has earned her a place on this list.
She is the daughter of Joseph Karanja and Tabitha Muigai Karanja; some of Kenya’s biggest entrepreneurs. Her parents founded Keroche Breweries, and have instilled the principles of hard work and dedication into her.
She has always been an influencer in beauty and fashion, but recently she founded Nero Company Limited which bottles and distributes premium table water.
She has won a few awards already as an entrepreneur, and she is on her way to making a lot of money independently without her parent’s involvement. Nevertheless, she is heir to a vast empire, and a lot of money and power awaits her.
10. Emmanuella Samuel
Emmanuella Samuel is a child comedienne and actress. She came to the limelight by doing short comedy skits with Mark Angel Comedy; having gotten the notice of the society, she proceeded to enter into standup comedy, movie acting, and advertising.
She is based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and is one of the most recognizable faces in the new media. She has made a lot of money from her comedy, and she still makes lots of money every day from Youtube.
Furthermore, she has received a lot of gifts from her fans, as well as the goodwill of several brands, especially those that produce consumables for children.
She has several endorsement deals, she has won several awards, and she has shared the stage with several prominent acts in the country.
The richest kids in Africa are mostly those whose parents have made a lot of money in their careers. There is certainly nothing wrong with that; it is the duty of parents to lay good foundations for their children upon which they can build their own careers, and so go on to establish their generations.
Africa is not the richest place in the world but is it a land brimming with opportunities for those willing to harness them.
I believe the rich tycoons were wise to have exposed their children to such lives at a very early and tender age; it is truly paying off for them. Most of the kids on this list are rich because of the wealth of their parent and as such has been given a position in their parent’s organization or have an investment in their name. it is an age-long adage that children of the rich are born with a silver spoon and as such, they tend to be spoilt but some of these kids have to defy such ideology by using their talent and skill to contribute to their family’s wealth.