Here’s an excellent article on Harvard’s blog by a friend of mine, Jonathan Berman.
Consider this excerpt:
“Not long ago, I led a team interviewing thirty of the top global US
investors, financial intermediaries and trade experts about Africa. We
asked them how many African companies they thought had more than $100
million in annual revenue. The typical response was between 40 and 50.
The correct answer is over 500 and over 150 African companies have
annual revenue of $1 billion or more, according to the indispensable Africa Report
Jonathan is writing what will surely be an excellent book about Africa’s rising generations of business leaders.
You can follow him on Twitter for more updates and stats at: @jonathan_berman