8 Facts About Algeria’s Sugar Refinery King, Issad Rebrab

Written by Julia Austin

Self-made Algerian billionaire Issad Rebrab, 72, is one of the 10 richest people in Africa, CEO of the country’s largest private company, and he got there through one of the most beloved and craved substances in the world — sugar. Rebrab’s largest contribution to the economy is Cevital, Algeria’s largest privately held conglomerate. He employs 12,000 people and has interests in electronics, steel, and food. He owns one of the largest sugar refineries in the world, producing 1.5 million tonnes of the sweet substance per year. Here are eight things you didn’t know about sugar king Issad Rebrab.

Sources: Africareview.com