Most Richest Tribes In Africa Top 10

You can’t be considering highlighting some of the top 10 richest tribes in Africa, without considering some very popular tribes as the richest in this wide whole dark continent. So, there are those nations which are recognized in Africa for their business acumen and their affinity for money.

In every major market in Africa, you’d find them exploring various enterprises with huge financial possibilities and potentials. There is barely any shore or market of the world outside even their own boundary where they are not recognized to have dominion.

Without doubts, Africa is one of the continents with different ethnic groups each with its own languages and culture. Africa is said to have over 3,000 tribes. Prosperity and riches is not dependent on ones’ tribe. The ethnic groups of Africa number in the thousands, with each population generally having its own language (or dialect of a language) and culture.


The official population count of the various ethnic groups in Africa is highly uncertain, both due to limited infrastructure to perform censuses and due to the rapid population growth.

Top 10 Richest Tribes In Africa

Subsequently, it is time to start delineating the top 10 richest tribes in Africa which you can ever find to not deserve to be looked down on but to be respected wherever they are found in the world. These tribes are unarguably deserving of the honor, judging by the eminent moneybags who are natives of the various ethnic backgrounds and are currently ruling the financial sector of the whole world:


Igbo Men


1. Igbo

This is the most successful and popular tribe in Africa. They are mainly into business; they are really obsessed with making money. It is evidently true of them and they are noted to be so wealthy with lot of mansion in scatter in their Town and cities. 


2. Yoruba

The Yoruba tribe is found mainly in the South-Western Nigeria and Southern Benin but the highest population is in Nigeria. This is undoubtedly one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa with an estimated population of 35 million people.


This is one of the richest tribes in Nigeria. They make up 20% of the population in Nigeria and because they accepted western education earlier, more professionals come from this tribe than any other tribe in Nigeria.


3. Zulu

The Zulu tribe is one of the richest tribes in Africa known worldwide. They speak the isiZulu language and are mostly found in South Africa and other countries like Zambia, Zimbabwe, etc.


Their culture is elegant and is known for their festivals. This tribe is estimated to have a population of 11 million people.


4. Pedi

The Pedi tribe originated from South Africa and they speak the Sotho language; there are over 7 million people speaking this language in South Africa.


The highest populations of this tribe were involved in herding and farming but at a time, many people migrated to cities in search of work. Currently, they are one of the richest tribes on the continent.


5-6. Hausa And Fulani

These tribes are the most successful in politics because of the large population in Nigeria. This tribe is the most populated in Nigeria and they are also found in some West African countries.


The people are mostly into agriculture and trading and are ranked among one of the richest tribes on the continent. The richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote is from this tribe.


7. Suri

The Suri tribe is one of the richest in Africa. They speak the Surma language and are mainly found on highlands and countries like Sudan and Ethiopia. They practice a weird culture whereby they can only marry within their tribe.


8. Oromo Tribe

The Oromo tribe is the most popular in Ethiopia and they make up 40% of the country’s population. They speak Oromo language and practice the Waaqa traditional religion.


9. El Molo

This is one of the richest tribes in the continent although it is the smallest tribe in Kenya. They speak the Maa language.


The people are into fishing and hunting, one of their sources of food is the hippopotamus killed in Turkana Lake.


10. Xhosa

The people of the Xhosa tribe are found all across the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and they literally speak with click sounds. This tribe is also one of the richest in Africa.

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