You can not constitute a list of the richest men in Africa without including Youssef Mansour.
Even though he is not a popular name in Nigeria, he is one of the prominent men Africa can boast of. He is an Egyptian billionaire businessman, the chairman of a family-owned conglomerate the Mansour Group, which was established by his father Loutfy in 1952.
Youssef oversees the consumer goods division, which includes supermarket chain Metro, and sole distribution rights for L’Oreal in Egypt.
In this article we will let you all about Youssef Mansour, his biography, relationship,career, net worth and many more.
Youssef Mansour Profile
- Full Name: Youssef Mansour
- Age: 75-76 years old
- Nationality: Egyptian
- State of Origin: Alexandria
- State of residence: Cairo, Egypt
- Marital status: Married
- Occupation: Businessman and chairman of Mansour conglomerate.
Youssef Mansour Age
Youssef Mansour was born into one of the most prominent business families in Alexandria. Youssef year of birth has been conflicting, some even assumed that he was born in 1980. However his estimated year of birth range is born 1944-1945.
He is the elder brother to two other billionaires Mohamed Mansour and Yasseen Mansour.
Youssef Mansour Education
Youssef primary education and high school education are believed to have been in Egypt. However, Youssef obtained two degrees from North Carolina State University one being Bachelor of Science in Textile Technology and an Masters in Business Administration from Auburn University.
Youssef Mansour Career
Youssef started his professional career after he obtained two degrees from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Auburn University. Having finished his education, he went to New York to furthered a career in investment banking. After a while he returned to Egypt in 1976.
Youssef has a habit of keeping a low profile, Youssef is also known to be behind the scene for building Egypt’s largest supermarket chain, Metro, which has developed to a network of approximately 40 branches.
From 1976 to 1981, Youssef worked as the CEO of the Loutfy Mansour Trading Company, the Chevrolet dealer in Egypt and part of General Motors. After a while, Youssef was announced as chairman and CEO of Mantrac until 1992.
After that was chosen as the chairman of Mansour Holding Company for Financial Investments and he is still holding this position.
Youssef Mansour was appointed as the chairman of Mansour Automotive Company in 2006, where he served until the end of 2009. Finally, Youssef is one of the back bones in the foundation of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt.
His family is a well known and respected family, which some people which to born into or married into. Youssef apart from being a billionaire, he also does what other billionaires do; charity.
He has donated LE 51.5 million ($3.26 million) to support the state’s efforts to combat coronavirus, this was according to a letter he sent to the prime minister of Egypt.
Youssef Mansour Relationship
Youssef is low profile billionaire who is married and has five children.
Youssef Mansour Achievement
Youssef owns the largest super market chain which is 100 percent Egyptian, which as developed into 40 branches. His conglomerate is the largest seller of General Motors in the world.
Youssef Mansour Net worth
As at March of 2020, Forbes estimated Youssef net worth to be US$1.9 billion.