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Tracking Africa's billion-dollar companies
Out of the 345 companies in Africa that each generate $1 billion or more in annual revenues, 230 were started in an African country and the founder is often an African, according to a report by McKinsey. South Africa is by far the continent’s leader with 40% of all the billion-dollar revenue companies. Its large companies increased revenues at an average rate of 5.5% a year between 2015 and 2021, while large companies in other countries saw average declines by 1.7% in the same period.