African billionaires lifestyle is filled with luxury, opulence, and extravagant lifestyles. These billionaires with business interests across different sectors randomly show their wealth by acquiring some of the most expensive and coveted possessions on the planet.
Their acquisitions always represent a fusion of taste, wealth, and exclusivity. In this article, we will explore some of the most expensive things African billionaires have acquired, giving us a glimpse into their world of extravagance.
Mariya Yacht – Aliko Dangote
Aliko Dangote made quite an entrance into the league of billionaire yacht owners back in 2013 when he got himself a stunning yacht called Mariya. The yacht was specially built for Dangote and can be found sitting pretty on the waters of Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos. He didn’t spare any expenses when it came to Mariya. He splashed a whopping $43 million to call this yacht his own. That’s definitely a hefty price tag, but for someone like Dangote, it’s just a drop in the ocean.
The magnificent 108-foot motor yacht, named Mariya, offers a luxurious overnight experience for up to eight guests. Its well-designed layout features four exquisite cabins, including a lavish master suite, a VIP stateroom, and two twin cabins. It has a top speed of 44 knots and a normal speed of 30 knots.
In 2019, Dangote had the pleasure of hosting the former World Boxing Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua, on his timeless yacht. On special occasions like Sallah, luminaries including Femi Otedola, Segun Awolowo, Charles Ahize, Aliko Dangote, Donald Duke, Tunde Ayeni, and Sam Nwajoku came together to celebrate aboard the yacht.
Eldorado Tower Penthouses – Strive Masiyiwa
Strive Masiyiwa, a Zimbabwean billionaire businessman and philanthropist residing in London, possesses two extraordinary penthouses with a combined value amounting to nearly $24.5 million.
Situated within the esteemed Eldorado tower, these exceptional units boast five bedrooms spread across the uppermost two floors, offering magnificent vistas of Central Park. The penthouse level is adorned with four terraces, adding to the allure of the property. It is estimated that the monthly service charges for these luxurious residences average around $11,457 dollars.
Dassault Falcon 7x – Tony Elumelu
The Chairman of Transnational corporation of Nigeria (Transcorp), joined the exclusive group of private jet owners in 2015. He acquired a state-of-the-art Dassault Falcon 7X private jet, renowned for its opulence and considered one of the most expensive in the country. In 2023, Elumelu’s Falcon 7X approximately cost $57.3 million. Notably, the Dassault Falcon 7X holds the distinction of being the first business jet worldwide equipped with a Digital Flight Control System.
Dassault Aviation manufactured the Falcon FX during the 2005 Paris Air Show, presenting a long-range cabin aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307A turbofans. Designed to provide exceptional comfort, the Falcon FX can accommodate up to 19 passengers and has provisions for a crew of three. Reports suggest that Tony Elumelu’s extensive business engagements outside of Africa prompted him to acquire this aircraft, enabling him to travel with the utmost comfort and convenience.
Cape Town Mansion – Patrice Motsepe
Patrice Motsepe acquired a Mansion at a price nearing $4.2 million dollars. The residence has six bedrooms, complemented by a spacious swimming pool and a picturesque garden outdoors. Inside, a grand kitchen and living area, accompanied by a formal dining room that can accommodate up to 24 guests, contribute to the impressive interior layout.
The residence also has several luxurious amenities, including a lift connecting the floors, a refined cigar lounge, a climate-controlled wine cellar, a state-of-the-art theater, a music room, a billiard room, and a fully-equipped gym.
Furthermore, there is a spacious 10-car garage to house Motsepe’s impressive car collection. Situated on a vast 12,000 square meter plot of land, the property also features a beautifully lit tennis court and a separate house for the estate manager, ensuring the smooth management of the estate.
Burial Tomb (Dysney vault) – Mike Adenuga
Mike Adenuga’s intriguing possessions is the Disney vault, which was acquired for an estimated $530,000 dollars. This unique vault, situated in the esteemed Vaults and Gardens area of Ikoyi, encompasses a serene lawn, a charming balcony, an exquisite gate, and a meticulously maintained garden.
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