Top 10 Inspiring Africans

Top 10 Inspiring Africans

Do you want to know about Africa’s top ten inspirational people? If yes, you have landed on the right page. Here is what you need to know!


Top Inspiring Africans

Inspiration is vital for people from all walks of life to achieve their goals. It awakens new possibilities and allows people to surpass their limitations and make their dreams come true. Today’s article will list the top ten inspiring Africans and how they made a fortune. Read on!

1. Abiy Ahmed

Abiy Ahamed made substantial efforts to release over 60,000 political prisoners. Ahmed brought peace to the region, prevented ethnic violence, and signed a multi-million dollar deal to establish infrastructure in the country. Therefore, Abiy Ahamed is the most inspiring leader in Ethiopia.

2. Kumi Naidoo

Kumi Naidoo was appointed as the secretary general of Amnesty International. Naidoo was an activist in the young during the South African apartheid and the first leader of Greenpeace. Naidoo is an inspiration for young people to promote peace and harmony and prevent human rights abuses and environmental crimes.

3. Enoch Adeboye

Enoch Adeboye is one of the highest-profile pastors in Nigeria who made substantial efforts to bring religious peace to the country. Enoch runs various non-profit organizations that develop stability, inspire the young generation to adopt leadership roles and make the country prosperous.

4. Davido

Davido is one of the wealthiest Africans, with a net worth of 16 million dollars. Davido inspired young Nigerians to vote during the 2019 elections through inspirational music. Davido aims to reach the U.S markets and set on gigs in the western countries. The young music fans loved the passionate performance at Madison Square Gardens and O2 Arena.

5. Tidjane Thiam

Tidjane Thiam is another inspirational personality in Africa. He became the head of numerous global organizations, including a prominent member of the International Olympic Committee. Thiam is the executive chairman of Freedom Acquisition, an international investment company.

6. Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is among the most inspirational African leaders with millennial-inspired thinking and vision. Although Noah lives in America, he has African roots and prominent skills in comedy. Noah appeared as a contestant on a dance competition show in 2008 and performed his first comedy show in 2009.

7. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie inspired women globally to break gender stereotypes, promote human rights, and prevent the subjugation of sexualities and women in society. Adiche says feminism is an integral part of human rights, and the world can never achieve peace and prosperity without the role of women.

8. Koos Bekker

Koos Bekker is famous for transforming the media industry and newspaper publisher Naspers and developing innovative eCommerce solutions, including investment opportunities for people. Bekker is the founder of Naspers and invested more than 34 million dollars in a Chinese internet firm to promote technological innovations in South Africa.

9. Elon Musk

Elon Musk is one of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs and billionaires, competing with Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and other billionaires. Musk owns an electric car manufacturing company and Space X, the best space exploration platform. The best thing about Musk is that this brilliant mind belongs to the African continent.

10. Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote is among the wealthiest African men, with an estimated 10.3 billion dollars. Dangote has invested in a multi-billion dollar oil refinery, probably the most significant infrastructure in Africa. Dangote has also invested in the agricultural sector and launched the London IPO of Dangote Cement in 2019.

Final Words

Many inspirational people living all around the world has African roots. The personalities mentioned in this article don’t just talk about their dreams and goals but also act upon them. These inspirational personalities have made significant efforts to overcome every obstacle through their innovative and forward thinking.


  • Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
  • Photos from Unsplash & canva.
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