Tuesday, March 5, 2024

We ranked the Top 10 Richest Tribes in Africa (2023) .


Africa is one of the seven continents in the world. It is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean. It is the second-largest and second-most-populous continent after Asia, respectively. In Africa, we have different countries with various tribes. Culture and tradition are essential things that make up a country, and the different tribes only formulate them. A tribe is a group of people or communities with a shared history, culture, and interest.

No doubts all tribes are equally essential but recognizing and praising some is inevitable. Today,  we will discuss the tribes that have mastered the skills of amassing wealth.

1.  Yoruba

Yoruba is one the most prominent African ethnic groups south of the Sahara Desert. Yorubas are all over Africa but the mainly inhabit part of Nigeria can also be found in Benin and Togo. The total population of  Yoruba people is about 35 million. They form 20℅ of Nigeria’s population.

Yorubas value education. They make their earnings mainly through what they gain through education. They are ranked to be the tribe with the highest number of professionals. They can feature in politics, business, and entrepreneurship because of their strong educational background. They amass their wealth through this

2. Zulu

Zulu people, also known as People of the sky, are a Nguni ethnic group in Southern Africa. They can also be found in Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Zulu people are the largest ethnic group in  Their population is estimated at about 11 million. The Zulus have a strong fighting spirit. They are warriors who fought for South Africa during the war. The history of South Africa can not be completed without them.

The Zulus are mainly into farming. They rear livestock and plant crops. They do this mainly on a substantial scale. They do it for their consumption. They can save up the money they would have spent on making purchases. Gradually, they have been able to amass wealth with time doing this.

3. Hausa and Fulani

Although they are two different tribes, their relationship and way of life make people recognize them as one, i.e., the same. The only difference is in the look, ascent, a few beliefs, etc. Hausa and Fulani are found in the northern part of Nigeria. They have a population of over 30 million. They are the most prominent people in West Africa because of their intermarriages and continual interactions with people in different places.

Hausa and Fulani are mainly into Agriculture and Commerce. They produce in large quantities and sell to different parts of the country. They are the primary supplier of goods and services to places in Nigeria. They are involved in importing and exporting, and they make their cool cash.

People like Aliko Dangotethe richest African billionaire, and Zaynab Alkali – Nigeria‘s First Female Author are from this tribe

4. Pedi

They are also known as Transvaal Sotho, Northern Sotho, or Bapedi. This tribe is found in South Africa, with an estimated population of 7-11 million.

Pedi people are mainly Pastoralists. Their primary occupation is raising livestock. They have lands where they can rear them and do it on a large scale. They sell the produce (the milk)they get from livestock and make sales from it

5. Suri

Suri is a collective name for three ethnic groups (Suri Chai, Timaga, and Suri Baale). They are found in the West Omo zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR) in Ethiopia and some parts of South Sudan.

Suri people are agro-pastoralists. Their primary source of wealth is in agriculture and livestock herding. They keep cattle and goats. The Suri plants crops like sorghum, maize, cassava, beans, yams, spice plants, and some tobacco. Suri also collects honey when the season is dry

6. Igbo

They are mainly found in the Eastern part of Nigeria. The Igbo people are one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa, with a population of 36,234,000. The primary Igbo states in Nigeria are Anambra, Abia, Imo, Ebonyi, and Enugu States.

Igbos are business-minded people. We see them in anything business related. They have mastered the concept of making a lot of money in business. In Nigeria, Igbos are everyday businessmen and women. You will see them in. cloth selling, shoe making, selling, selling accessories, etc. They also produce goods of quality because they are, after anything amassing customers and wealth too. People like Cosmos Maduka, Eze Arthur, and Obi Cubana impacting the economy today, are from this tribe

7. Ashanti

Asante, also known as Ashanti, is found in south-central Ghana and adjacent areas of Togo and Côte d’Ivoire. It was once the largest tribe in West Africa. In the Ashanti empire, they have plenty of gold. They are known for gold and brass craftsmanship, wood carving, furniture, and kente.

Ashanti has contributed mainly to Ghana’s economy and amassed its wealth.

8. El Molo

This tribe is also known as Elmolo, Dehes, Fura-Pawa, and Ldes. They are the smallest group in Kenya, with some 300 members. They now have their property after they were forced to relocate from where they used to be. They live at Lake Turkana. They are into fishing because of the access to a lake that surrounds them. They earn their living by selling fish and from the money paid to them by tourists visiting the community. They live a comfortable life because the little they have is shared among small people

9. Xhosa

They are people living primarily in Eastern Cape province, South Africa. They are the second largest cultural group in South Africa after the Zulu. Xhosa values education, agriculture, and business, and they make their money from here. They are also into hunting and herding.

10. Oromo

They are primarily found in the Oromia region of Ethiopia.  They are the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, with a population of 40 million. They are 40℅ of Ethiopia‘s population and represent a large portion of Ethiopia’s population.

The Oromos are specialists in herding livestock. They also producecoffee, which represents more than 60% foreign income that the Ethiopian regime receives. The Oromo people are involved in business, agriculture, and real estate

Above are the top ten richest tribes in Africa. Other tribes can also derive their means to amass wealth from the examples above. It will be a beautiful thing to see at least a more significant percentage of the continent rich.

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