Today Vidello Productions is taking a look at 15 Expensive Things Owned By These Super-Rich Rich African Billionaires, their incredible net worth and their billionaire lifestyles.
15. Property Empire – Femi Otedola
International man of mystery Femi Otedola has an estimated net worth close to $1.8 billion dollars and owns one of the largest property empires in Nigeria.
Once an oil tycoon, Otedola acquired a viable stake in African Petroleum in 2007 then sold off 17% of its shares for a whopping $200 million in 2015.
Owning several residences in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, and Kano, Otedola owns a massive property in Ikoyi, Lagos state and it has been described as state of the art.
Femi Otedola is also an international landlord with rental properties owned in London, New York, and Dubai with estimates putting his property empire in the region of half a billion dollars.
He also owns a number of other expensive things including an insane car collection, Private jet and massive yacht, look out for a video coming on him soon.
14. Eldorado Tower Penthouses – Strive Masiyiwa
London-based Zimbabwean billionaire businessman and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa owns two amazing penthouses costing him close to $24.5 million dollars.
Located in the prestigious Eldorado tower, the units have 5 bedrooms spread across the top two floors and have great views of central park.
Not only is Masiyiwa considered to be the richest Zimbabwean, he is also thought to be in the top 50 richest people in Africa.
Four terraces are also located on the penthouse level and its thought the average monthly cost in service charges is $11,457 dollars.
13. Private Jet – Patrice Motsepe
South African mining billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe likes to travel in style and when he’s not riding round in his fleet of luxury cars, he is cruising the skies in his luxury Gulfstream G550.
First of all the G550 costs a whopping $42 Million dollars and has a top speed of 941 km/h letting Motsepe reach places like London at the speed of sound!
The cockpit is fitted with Honeywell Primus Epic avionics and just flying on one of these planes will set you back around $7,135 per hour.
The plane has a range of 6,750 Nautical Miles, up to 4 living areas can accommodate 8 passengers and provides panoramic views through the oval windows.
High-speed Jet ConneX internet, a maximum cruising altitude of 51,000 feet and two Rolls-Royce BR710 engines make this plane the ideal way to get from A to B for the prospective billionaire.
12. Burial Tomb (Dysney vault) – Mike Adenuga
Costing close to $530,000 dollars, Billionaire business mogul, Mike Adenuga purchased a dysney vault at the upscale Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi.
The private burial chamber is thought to have been snapped up by the tycoon in 2013 and includes a lush lawn, a balcony, beautiful gate and a well looked after garden.
The billionaire’s sister, Mrs Esther Osunade, is also buried at another expensive plot beside Gboyega, the son of another super rich man.
11. Bugatti Veyron – Aliko Dangote
If owning some of the most expensive things on the planet was just not enough, Nigerian billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote now owns one of the most expensive cars on the planet, the Bugatti Veyron.
Aliko’s car can move at an incredible 431 kilometres an hour and is thought to have cost the businessman around 728 million Nigerian Niara, or clsoe to $2 million dollars.
The Veyron is thought to travel with him everywhere and screams luxury with an eight-litre W16 engine with four turbochargers and weighs just 490 kg.
0–100 km/h can be reached in 2.46 seconds, however you would only last 12 minutes at this speed with the 26.4-gallon fuel tank emptied.
With the car covering 4.21 miles a minute, the insane speed means Aliko’s tires may burn out before the petrol tank does!
10. Emmerson Mnangagwa – Dubai Villa
The man who stood at the side of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe for years and then toppled him in a military style coup, has purchased this massive beach front villa in Dubai.
The Crocodile” as he is better known, he is Zimbabwe’s richest man at $10.3 billion and purchased the villa for an amount that has never been disclosed and is a closely guarded secret to this day!
Situated in Palm Jumeirah island, which is the world’s largest man-made islands, the home was acquired through an unnamed third party.
His personal friendship with the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan may have had something to do with the purchase but it will probably never be known.
Amenities inside Mnangagwa’s villa include Garage, Private elevators, Package room, Security gate, personal doorman, driver’s quarters, high-speed internet access and video security system.
9. Patrice Motsepe – Cape Town Mansion
South African mining billionaire owns several expensive things on this list, we have covered his private jet and now we move on to his amazing Cape Town mansion.
One of the most successful entrepreneurs in South Africa, Motsepe purchased this property for close to $4.2 million dollars.
The home features 6 bedrooms, a large swimming pool and a beautiful garden on the outside while a massive kitchen and living area with a formal 24-seat dining room, feature on the inside.
The home has a lift between floors, a cigar lounge, a climate-controlled wine cellar; state-of-the-art theater, a music room, a billiard room and a gym.
There is a 10 car garage for his monstrous car collection and sits atop 12 000 square meters of land with a flood-lit tennis court and separate house for the estate manager.
8. Bombardier Global Express XRS – Folorunsho Alakija
Opting for the Bombardier line of personal aircraft, Nigerian billionaire businesswoman Folorunsho Alakija paid close to $62.31 million dollars for her private ride in the sky.
The improved version of the popular Bombardier Global Express model, it has higher cruise speed, increased range, improved cabin layout and better lighting.
The plane has a range of 6055 nautical miles, can be refueled in less than 15 minutes and can seat up to 19 passengers.
Increased cabin pressurization, a larger storage area, a full galley on the port side and a crew area with overhead storage on the starboard side means Alakija can bring that extra bit of luggage with her.
7. – Property Empire – Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Known in Nigeria as “The Kingmaker”, Bola Tinubu has more money than most men his age will ever see coming in with a whopping bank balance of $8.4 billion dollars.
His vast property empire spans Nigeria and includes properties in Abuja, the Atlantic beachfront, Lekki and Lagos.
He also owns the Oriental Hotel which is thought to have cost $65.8 million dollars and his estimated land-net-worth is more than that of Jeff Bezos.
Several estates in Lekki include Both Fara Park Estate and Beach Wood Estate while the 14-hectare Parkview estate was also acquired by him some time ago.
Overall its thought he owns over 41 billion dollars worth of property investments including golf courses, hotels and both private and rental properties.
6. Mercedes AMG G63 – Mike Adenuga
While Mike Adenuga’s burial tomb sits empty and awaits his departure form the earth, he is well and truly making the most of his Billions and buying cars that match his luxury lifestyle.
Behold his Mercedes AMG G63, one of the most amazing cars on the planet and featuring a 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine, AMG speed-shift TCT 9G sports transmission and an electronically limited top speed of between 220 km/h and 240km/h.
Numerous features like the AMG-specific radiator grille and 22-inch wheels make the car stand out to the crowds and the interior is covered in the finest nappa leather.
The car has brand new features such as the AMG ride control with speed-sensitive sports power steering and a select-able AMG Performance exhaust system.
The cars damping system is continuously in operation and at the touch of a button the driver is able to adjust the suspension to the three settings of “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport+” with the car costing roughly $200,000 dollars.
5. Cape Town Villa – Clare Wiese
Daughter of South African billionaire Christo Wiese, Clare Wiese purchased this marvelous Cape Town villa for $6 million dollars in the market Clifton area of Cape Town, South Africa.
Purchased for the highest bid ever recorded on a residential property in South Africa, the home was developed by Stuart Chait, a prominent real estate developer.
Founder of Paka Paka, a contemporary fine jewelry brand, Wiese acquired the 6 bedroom home and features include a modern style with large outdoor swimming pool and 8 Bathrooms.
Other features of this expansive home include combined Gym, Jacuzzi, and sauna, wine cellar, Elevator to all levels, study, entertainment areas and 24 Hour security control & guardhouse.
4. Bentley Continental GT – Patrice Motsepe
Mining billionaire Patrice Motsepe knows exactly what he wants when it comes to luxury cars and his choice of the Bentley Continental GT shows exactly that.
This car costs on average, $175,000 dollars and features a 6 liter V12 engine and a top speed of 333 km/h, the Continental GT is unmatched in its class.
Dual clutch transmission, 48V active roll control system, variable displacement technology and practically limitless personalisation gives this car an eye-catching finish.
The car features a panoramic fixed glass sunroof, which has an interior blind in Alcantara and a 0 – 60 mph time of 3.6 seconds while the top speed reaches 207 mph.
3. Maybach 57S Knight Luxury – Aliko Dangote
Staying with cars and returning to the insane luxury lifestyle of billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote, his Maybach 57S Knight Luxury cost roughly $1 million dollars and is considered to be completely unique.
First we have the massive 24-inch wheels which have a carbon-finished rim and are wrapped around Pirelli R24 tires and an under-body lightning system consisting of ten LEDs.
Next Dangote’s Maybach has a custom quad exhaust system with valve control which has increased output of the twin-turbo AMG 12-cylinder engine.
Inside you will find a leather-wrapped dashboard with a carbon fiber look, diamond stitching for the door sills and iPads, an Apple TV module and an Apple keyboard as part of the rear-seat entertainment system.
Custom GPS tracking module, a dashboard camera and mobile LTE connectivity support complete this insane car worthy of a billionaire!
2. Teodorin Obiang – Luxury Yacht
Owning a yacht can be an expensive venture, even more so when your $120 million luxury yacht gets seized by the Dutch government which is how the nightmare unfolded for the vice-president of Equatorial Guinea.
Purchased for $120 million dollars, but thought to be now worth closer to $250 million, Obiang also owns a massive car collection including the Koeninsegegg One and a Bugatti Veyron, more on these in another video!
His yacht was 249 feet in length and could sleep 12 guests in 6 luxury cabins while a crew of 22 in 11 cabins helped keep things running smoothly on-board.
The interior of the yacht features a summer house atmosphere and features include a large cinema, a large contra-flow swimming pool, a sauna and steam room and a fully equipped gym.
Obiang’s personal stateroom includes two bathrooms, two dressing rooms and an a private office.
1. Kola Aluko – Super-Yacht
Business tycoon Kola Aluko has close ties to the Nigerian government and built his massive business on African infrastructure development and aviation.
He too owned a large yacht named the Galactic Star which could accommodates up to 12 guests overnight in 6 cabins, comprising a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, and 4 double cabins.
Carrying up to 13 crew onboard, she features 2 MTU 5,592 HP diesel engines, a top speed of 27 knots and she has a maximum range of 4,200 nautical miles.
The vessel was listed at $42,000,000 dollars after it was seized by the U.S. Government in connection with an oil scandal.
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