– Forbes Africa Celebrates Its Second Anniversary While Simultaneously Launching Two New Magazines For The Savvy African On The Go –
Africa is currently undergoing major rebranding efforts and leading print magazines front runners such as Forbes do not want to be left in the dust. This industry giant, which will be celebrating its 100 year anniversary in a few years, is best known for its lists and rankings, including its lists of the richest people in the world and rankings of world’s top companies. It is primarily a business friendly magazine with featured articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing but it also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, and law. Over its long history, Forbes has expanded to fifteen markets around the world including China, India, Israel, Mexico, the Middle East, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine and now Africa.
Why Africa? It’s simple, it is an emerging market with many untold success stories. In keeping with its predecessors, Forbes Africa will also feature the wealthy, powerful and influential men and women in business whose impact is felt near and far. There are African millionaires and billionaires across all industries, most notably Nigeria’s Alhaji Aliko Dangote-worth an estimated $16 Billion dollars. More women than ever are climbing the corporate ladder or building and growing their own businesses in Africa; they will be featured in Forbes Woman Africa. “Forbes Life Africa opens up a new platform for debate and expression on the rich stories of everything from lifestyle and sports to the arts. From cigar lounges in Nairobi and music for the masses to the millionaire as a consumer, the publication will highlight the continent’s wealth, youth, action and vitality.”
In its second anniversary issue, Forbes Africa speaks to Adrian Gore – the founder of South Africa’s biggest medical aid scheme, Discovery Health. He formed Discovery Holdings, approximately 21 years ago and built into a global diversified financial services group with an annual income of more than $4 billion. This issue also covers Sudanese-born entrepreneur billionaire, Mo Ibrahim; trade in Egypt and an overview of Libya’s economy.
The inaugural issue of Forbes Woman Africa features South African Precious Makgosi Moloi-Motsepe – a businesswoman, chairman Africa Fashion International and wife to Africa’s 8th richest man, billionaire mining magnate Patrice Motsepe. A champion for African fashion, she understands that power is not just about money, and that true wealth is measured by the legacy she leaves. Also in this edition is Gloria Serobe, founding member of South Africa’s first women’s investment company and entrepreneur, Suzan Oelofse, the president of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa. On the sport pages is Lydia Nsekera, the first and only woman in FIFA’s 109-year history to sit on its decision-making executive committee.
“I am very humbled and very excited at the same time, especially for the younger next generation, to just how far we’ve come as a continent and how much history … and just the richness in general. And if I can contribute to that rebuilding, or celebrating all of the wonderful richness of the continent, I’m just really thrilled and more than happy to be apart of such an incredible moment.” ~ Alek Wek. The very first issue of Forbes Africa Life features the Sudanese born supermodel, businesswoman and philanthropist, Alex Wek.