15 Richest Countries in Africa (Continent)

The Richest Countries are ranked by GDP at PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) according to the International Monetary Fund and are based on the GDP of the total country, not per capita. Africa is one of the world’s largest continents, including numerous low-income countries. The GDP is given in international dollars for the years 2012, 2013, and 2014 value.

South Africa’s overall GDP value was about 555 billion dollars, making it the richest country on the African continent. According to a 2011 study of 54 African countries, the continent’s overall GDP is around $3.2 trillion. Many African countries are underdeveloped or developing.

1. South Africa

World Rank: 25

Total GDP and Year: US $623 billion (2014)

2. Egypt

World Rank: 26

Total GDP: US $576 billion (2014)

3. Nigeria

World Rank: 30

Total GDP: US $522 billion (2014)

4. Algeria

World Rank: 47

Total GDP: US $272 billion (2012)

5. Morocco

World Rank: 57

Total GDP: US $181 billion (2013)

6. Angola

World Rank: 65

Total GDP: US $128 billion (2012)

7. Tunisia

World Rank: 67

Total GDP: US $115 billion (2014)

8. Ethiopia

World Rank: 69

Total GDP: US $109 billion (2012)

9. Ghana

World Rank: 72

Total GDP: US $97 billion (2014)

10. Libya

World Rank: 73

Total GDP: US $95 billion (2012)

11. Sudan

World Rank: 77

Total GDP: US $93 billion (2014)

12. Kenya

World Rank: 79

Total GDP: US $77 billion (2012)

13. Tanzania

World Rank: 2013

Total GDP: $73 billion (2012)

14. Cameroon

World Rank: 89

Total GDP: US $53 billion (2013)

15. Uganda

World Rank: 90

Total GDP: US $50 billion (2012)