The real estate industry is home to some of the continent’s most luxurious and expensive buildings. These billionaire buildings serve as homes to some prominent people in Africa and are worth millions of dollars.
A good number of these homes are located in Nigeria and South Africa – two of the strongest economies in Africa. Others can be found in Egypt, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Tanzania.
This unequal distribution is partly due to the wealth imbalance across the continent. Let’s consider some million-dollar homes in Africa.
Folorunsho Alakija’s billionaire mansion is a gem among exquisite homes in Africa
The wealthiest woman in Nigeria and Africa owns the most expensive home in Africa. Her magnificent Ikoyi Lagos mansion is worth more than $700 million. It was constructed by the German architecture firm Julius Berger.
The building is bullet-proofed, has no windows, and uses light wells. The light wells and floor-to-ceiling windows on three levels illuminate the semi-circular homes. The oil mogul, worth millions of dollars, left no stone untouched while building the mansion-like home.
Mike Adenuga’s billionaire mansion is one of those homes with a daily access code
Mike Adenuga is the founder of one of the telecommunication companies in Nigeria: Globacom. The oil and telecom billionaire’s home is located in one of the elite communities in Lagos, Banana Island. Access into the uptown estate requires a code that changes daily.
It is estimated to be worth about $22.2 million. The estate consists of 8 duplexes, one of which serves as his residence, with a home office, a shelter for his private jets, two watchtowers, a church, and a hall that seats 200 people. The oil mogul is worth about $6.1 billion.
Africa’s leading billionaire Aliko Dangote’s mansion is an exclusive home with one-of-a-kind interior decor
The richest man in Nigeria and Africa is not left out of the list. His home is worth $13.8 million. This is a tiny fraction of the $ 19.1billion net worth of the Nigerian businessman with a series of investments. One such is the Nigeria-based Dangote cement brand, which operates across Africa.
His mansion is located in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. The interior design has a mixture of luxury blended with a reminiscent style. Apart from serving as a home, Dangote hosts some of his business and government meetings there. He has hosted people such as Bill Gate, former Nigerian president, and Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
The mansion’s garage serves as home to his car collections. This includes Mercedes Benz cl65 amg, Bentley Milsan, Maybach57s night luxury and Bugatti Veyron.
Clement Oluwatumininu Okeowo is a silent Nigerian billionaire who owns one of the most expensive homes in Africa
Clement Oluwatumininu Okeowo is one of the silent billionaires in Nigeria. The founder of Gibraltar Construction Nigeria Limited owns the $11.2 million mansion in Parkview estate, Lagos state.
The mansion-like home has a 22-seat dinner table with a mezzanine and a four-tier diamond and gold chandelier above it. The mansion has a home church, a b-ball court-sized swimming pool, and a tennis court.
The garage is home to seven Rolls Royce, ebony Mercedes-Benz g500, ivory g500, escalade and an s550.
Patrice Motsepe’s 12,000-square-foot billionaire mansion is one of the most expensive homes in South Africa
Patrice Motsepe was the first black man on the Forbes list and one of the wealthiest people in South Africa. The mineral investor and his family reside in an $8 million home built on a 12,000-square-foot estate in Cape Town, South Africa. The mansion has six bedrooms, a swimming pool, a tennis court, a fireplace, and 24 men dining table. He is worth about $2.7 billion.
The mansion’s garage houses cars such as Bentley Continental GT, a Benz s65amg, 07 BMW 750il and a 760il.