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The Best Comedy Movies of 2019

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Here are the best  comedy movies of 2019 . Featuring horror comedies, animated movies, and dark comedy films, this list of new comedies has it all. What are the funniest movies of 2019? 

Best Comedy movies of 2019 includes several sequels to successful film franchises such as Zombieland: Double Tap, Men in Black: International, Toy Story 4 and The Secret Life of Pets 2 among others. There are also original comedies such Isn’t It Romantic, The Beach BumYesterday, and Fighting with My Family. In short, there are plenty of new funny movies for you to check out.

Which of these 2019 comedy movies deserves to be at the top of the list? Vote up the comedies that made you laugh out loud, and vote down the movies that you didn’t find funny at all. Your votes will determine the best comedy movie of this year.

Shazam!

Shazam! is a 2019 superhero film directed by David F. Sandberg, based on the DC Comics character. A boy (Asher Angel) is given the ability to become an adult superhero (Zachary Levi) in times of need with a single magic word.

Always Be My Maybe

Always Be My Maybe is a 2019 American romantic comedy film, written by Ali WongRandall Park and Michael Golamco and directed by Nahnatchka Khan. It stars Wong and Park as childhood friends Marcus and Sasha, who have not been in touch since a brief teenage fling ended badly. When Sasha returns to San Francisco to open a restaurant and romantic chemistry from their teenager years remains, Marcus’s fears and Sasha’s fame and demanding career challenge their potential new relationship.

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Stuber

Stuber is a 2019 American buddy action comedy film directed by Michael Dowse and written by Tripper Clancy. It stars Kumail NanjianiDave BautistaIko UwaisNatalie MoralesBetty GilpinJimmy TatroMira Sorvino, and Karen Gillan. The film follows a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) who picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista) who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer.

Aladdin

Aladdin is a 2019 American musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who co-wrote the screenplay with John August, it is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated film of the same name, which itself is based on the eponymous tale from One Thousand and One Nights. The film stars Will SmithMena MassoudNaomi ScottMarwan KenzariNavid NegahbanNasim PedradBilly Magnussen, and Numan Acar, as well as the voices of Alan Tudyk and Frank Welker. The plot follows Aladdin, a street urchin, as he falls in love with Princess Jasmine, befriends a wish-granting Genie, and battles the wicked Jafar.

Good Boys

Good Boys is a 2019 American coming-of-age comedy film directed by Gene Stupnitsky, in his directorial debut, and written by Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. The film stars Jacob Tremblay, Keith Williams, and Brady Noon as three sixth-graders who find themselves involved in a series of misadventures as they try to attend a party hosted by their popular classmates. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg serve as producers through their Point Grey Pictures banner.

Detective Pikachu

Detective Pikachu is a 2019 action mystery film directed by Rob Letterman, based on the video game. Despite not being as powerful and nimble as other Pikachu of his kind, a peculiar talking Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) meets a boy (Justice Smith) who is able to understand what he is saying, and the two decide to become detectives.

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The Addams Family

The Addams Family is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated comedy horror film based on The Addams Family comics by Charles Addams. The film is directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, the directors of Sausage Party, and features the voices of Oscar Isaac (Gomez), Charlize Theron (Morticia), Chloë Grace Moretz (Wednesday), Finn Wolfhard (Pugsley), Nick Kroll (Uncle Fester), Bette Midler (Grandmama), and Allison Janney.

 

Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light is a 2019 British comedy-drama film directed by Gurinder Chadha, inspired by the life of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor and his love of the works of Bruce Springsteen. Manzoor co-wrote the script, with Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges. It is based on Manzoor’s memoir Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll. Set in the town of Luton in 1987 Thatcherite Britain, the film tells the coming-of-age story of Javed, a British-Pakistani Muslim teenager whose life is changed after he discovers the music of Springsteen. Viveik Kalra stars in the lead role, along with Hayley AtwellRob BrydonKulvinder Ghir and Nell Williams in supporting roles.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 crime thriller film directed by Quentin Tarantino. A TV actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Charles Manson murders in 1969 Los Angeles.

Mister America

Mister America is a 2019 American mockumentary film starring Tim Heidecker as a man who defeats a mass murder charge due to the deaths of several concert-goers at a festival he hosted and then mounts an unsuccessful campaign to unseat the San Bernardino district attorney that attempted to imprison him. The film is an extension of the On Cinema at the Cinema universe, in which Heidecker portrays a fictionalized version of himself who reviews movies with fellow comedian Gregg Turkington.

Fighting with My Family

Fighting with My Family is a 2019 biographical sports comedy-drama film written and directed by Stephen Merchant. Based on the documentary by Max Fisher, it depicts the WWE career of professional wrestler Paige, portrayed by Florence Pugh. The film also stars Lena HeadeyNick FrostJack LowdenVince Vaughn, and Dwayne Johnson, who also acts as a producer.

The Dead Don’t Die

The Dead Don’t Die is a 2019 American horror comedy film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It features an ensemble cast including Bill MurrayAdam DriverChloë SevignySteve BuscemiAustin ButlerRZATilda SwintonTom WaitsDanny GloverCaleb Landry JonesRosie PerezCarol Kane and Selena Gomez and follows a small town’s police force as they combat a sudden zombie invasion.

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American Magazine Forbes has released its annual ranking of richest people in the African continent. The list features 18 billionaires who have their businesses in Africa. Nigerian business tycoon Aliko Dangote has for the 10th time in a row maintained his spot as the wealthiest man in Africa.

Take a look at the top 20 Richest people in Africa below

Aliko Dangote -$12.5 billion

Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest person, founded and chairs Dangote Cement, the continent’s largest cement producer. He owns 85% of publicly-traded Dangote Cement through a holding company. Dangote Cement produces 45.6 million metric tons annually and has operations in 10 countries across Africa. He also owns stakes in publicly-traded salt and sugar manufacturing companies

Nassef Sawiris -$8.5B

Nassef Sawiris

Nassef Sawiris is an investor and a scion of Egypt’s wealthiest family. His most valuable asset is a nearly 6% stake in sportswear maker Adidas. In December 2020, he acquired a 5% stake in New York-listed firm Madison Square Garden Sports, owner of the NBA Knicks and the NHL Rangers teams. He runs OCI, one of the world’s largest nitrogen fertilizer producers, with plants in Texas and Iowa; it trades on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange. Orascom Construction, an engineering and building firm, trades on the Cairo exchange and Nasdaq Dubai.

 Nicky Oppenheimer & family – $7.9B

Nicky Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer, heir to his family’s fortune, sold his 40% stake in diamond firm DeBeers to mining group Anglo American for $5.1 billion in cash in 2012. He was the third generation of his family to run DeBeers, and took the company private in 2001.

For 85 years until 2012, the Oppenheimer family occupied a controlling spot in the world’s diamond trade. He owns at least 720 square miles of conservation land across South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

Johann Rupert & family -$7.3B

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Johann Rupert is chairman of Swiss luxury goods firm Compagnie Financiere Richemont. The company is best known for the brands Cartier and Montblanc. He owns a 7% stake in diversified investment firm Remgro, which he chairs, as well as 25% of Reinet, an investment holding co. based in Luxembourg.

Mike Adenuga -$6.3B

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Adenuga, Nigeria’s second richest man, built his fortune in telecom and oil production. His mobile phone network, Globacom, is the third largest operator in Nigeria, with 55 million subscribers. His oil exploration outfit, Conoil Producing, operates 6 oil blocks in the Niger Delta. Adenuga got an MBA at Pace University in New York, supporting himself as a student by working as a taxi driver.

Abdulsamad Rabiu -$5.4B

Abdulsamad Rabiu

Abdulsamad Rabiu is the founder of BUA Group, a Nigerian conglomerate active in cement production, sugar refining and real estate. In early January 2020, Rabiu merged his privately-owned Obu Cement company with listed firm Cement Co. of Northern Nigeria, which he controlled. The combined firm, called BUA Cement Plc, trades on the Nigerian stock exchange; Rabiu owns 98.5% of it.

Naguib Sawiris -$3.2B

Naguib Sawiris

Naguib Sawiris is a scion of Egypt’s wealthiest family. His brother Nassef is also a billionaire. He built a fortune in telecom, selling Orascom Telecom in 2011 to Russian telecom firm VimpelCom (now Veon) in a multibillion-dollar transaction. He’s chairman of Orascom TMT Investments, which has stakes in an asset manager in Egypt and Italian internet company Italiaonline, among others.

Patrice Motsepe -$3B

the first black billionaire in africa

Patrice Motsepe, the founder and chairman of African Rainbow Minerals, became a billionaire in 2008 – the first black African on the Forbes list. In 2016, he launched a new private equity firm, African Rainbow Capital, focused on investing in Africa. In 1994, he became the first black partner at law firm Bowman Gilfillan in Johannesburg, and then started a mining services contracting business.

Koos Bekker -$3B

Koos Bekker net worth

Koos Bekker is revered for transforming South African newspaper publisher Naspers into an ecommerce investor and cable TV powerhouse. He led Naspers to invest in Chinese Internet and media firm Tencent in 2001 — by far the most profitable of the bets he made on companies elsewhere. In 2019, Naspers put some assets into two publicly-traded companies, entertainment firm MultiChoice Group and Prosus, which contains the Tencent stake

Mohamed Mansour -$2.5B

Mohamed Mansour

Mohamed Mansour oversees family conglomerate Mansour Group, which was founded by his father Loutfy (D.1976) in 1952 and has 60,000 employees. Mansour established General Motors dealerships in Egypt in 1975, later becoming one of GM’s biggest distributors worldwide.

Mansour Group also has exclusive distribution rights for Caterpillar equipment in Egypt and seven other African countries. He served as Egypt’s Minister of Transportation from 2006 to 2009 under the Hosni Mubarak regime.

Aziz Akhannouch & family -$2B

Aziz Akhannouch

Aziz Akhannouch is the majority owner of Akwa Group, a multibillion-dollar conglomerate founded by his father and a partner, Ahmed Wakrim, in 1932.

It has interests in petroleum, gas and chemicals through publicly-traded Afriquia Gaz and Maghreb Oxygene. Akhannouch is Morocco’s Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and the president of a royalist political party.

Mohammed Dewji -$1.6B

Mohammed Dewji net worth

Mohammed Dewji is the CEO of METL, a Tanzanian conglomerate founded by his father in the 1970s.

METL is active in textile manufacturing, flour milling, beverages and edible oils in eastern, southern and central Africa. METL operates in at least six African countries and has ambitions to expand to several more. Dewji, Tanzania’s only billionaire, signed the Giving Pledge in 2016, promising to donate at least half his fortune to philanthropic causes.

Youssef Mansour -$1.5B

Youssef Mansour

Youssef Mansour is chairman of family-owned conglomerate Mansour Group, which was founded by his father Loutfy (d.1976) in 1952. Mansour Group is the exclusive distributor of GM vehicles and Caterpillar equipment in Egypt and several other countries.

He oversees the consumer goods division, which includes supermarket chain Metro, and sole distribution rights for L’Oreal in Egypt.

Othman Benjelloun & family -$1.3B

Othman Benjelloun is CEO of BMCE Bank of Africa, which has a presence in more than 20 African countries.

Othman Benjelloun is CEO of BMCE Bank of Africa, which has a presence in more than 20 African countries. Through his holding company FinanceCom, he has a stake in the Moroccan arm of French telecom firm Orange. He inaugurated in 2014 a $500 million plan to build the 55-story Mohammed VI Tower in Rabat. It will be one of the tallest buildings in Africa.

Michiel Le Roux -$1.2B

Michiel Le Roux

Michiel Le Roux of South Africa founded Capitec Bank in 2001 and owns about an 11% stake. The bank, which trades on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, targets South Africa’s emerging middle class. He served as chairman of the board of Capitec from 2007 to 2016 and has continued on as a board member.

Strive Masiyiwa -$1.2B

richest man in Zimbabwe

Strive Masiyiwa overcame protracted government opposition to launch mobile phone network Econet Wireless Zimbabwe in his country of birth in 1998. He owns just over 50% of the publicly-traded Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, which is one part of his larger Econet Group.

Masiyiwa also owns just over half of private company Liquid Telecom, which provides fiber optic and satellite services to telecom firms across Africa. His other assets include stakes in mobile phone networks in Burundi and Lesotho, and investments in fintech and power distribution firms in Africa.

Yasseen Mansour -$1.1B

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Yasseen Mansour is a shareholder in family-owned conglomerate Mansour Group, which was founded by his father Loutfy (d.1976) in 1952. Mansour Group is the exclusive distributor of GM vehicles and Caterpillar equipment in Egypt and several other countries. His brothers Mohamed and Youssef are also billionaires and part owners of Mansour Group.

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Top 10 Richest Politicians in South Africa

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Take a look at the top 10 richest politicians in South Africa.

Politics in South Africa evolved tremendously since the end of apartheid. This has given opportunity to more people in hold political positions. Most of the political leaders are also successful businessmen as well.

Top 10 Richest Politicians in South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa -$700 million

top 10 richest politicians in south Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa is a South African politician serving as President of South Africa since 2018 and President of the African National Congress (ANC) since 2017. Previously an anti-apartheid activist, trade union leader and businessman, Ramaphosa served as Deputy President to President Jacob Zuma and Chairman of the National Planning Commission from 2014 to 2018.

Mosima Gabriel -$200 million

Mosima Gabriel

Mosima Gabriel is a South African businessman, politician, anti-apartheid activist, and former political prisoner. Sexwale was imprisoned on Robben Island for his anti-apartheid activities, alongside figures such as Nelson Mandela. After the 1994 general election—the first fully democratic election in South Africa—Sexwale became the Premier of Gauteng Province. He served in the government of South Africa as Minister of Human Settlements from 2009 to 2013. He is number 2 of the top 10 richest politicians in South Africa.

Phuthuma Nhleko -$120 million\

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Freedom Phuthuma Nhleko is a South African businessman, formerly chief executive and executive chairman of MTN Group, a South African multinational mobile telecommunications company primarily focused on Africa. He has a net worth of $120 million making him one of wealthiest political leaders in South Africa.

Sipho Nkosi -$117 million

Sipho Nkosi  is a South African businessman and was appointed as the director of the business leadership of South Africa in 2014.

Vincent Mntambo -69.5 million

Zwelibanzi Vincent Mntambo is a South African businessman whose contribution to the country’s development sector is beyond measure. So much mystery hovers around Vincent, given the fact that he keeps a private life. He tends to keep a low profile, having his family away from the ever-wandering eyes of the public. Vincent Mntambo net worth is estimated at $69.5 million making him one of the top 10 richest politicians in South Africa.

Mike Tete – $64 million

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May 15 ,2015 Mike Teke President addresses the media on the actual BEE figuresPic Martin Rhodes© Martin Rhodes

Mike Teke is set to become one of the major players in South Africa’s domestic and export coal markets as he believes that this rather unpopular commodity still has a future, and is crucial to GDP development. He is one of the richest politicians in South Africa.

F. W. de Klerk -$46 million

Top 10 richest Politicians in South Africa

Among the wealthiest politicians in South Africa is former President F.W De Klerk. He served as State President of South Africa from 1989 to 1994 and as Deputy President from 1994 to 1996. As South Africa’s last head of state from the era of white-minority rule, he and his government dismantled the apartheid system and introduced universal suffrage. Ideologically a conservative and an economic liberal, he led the National Party from 1989 to 1997.

Saki Macozoma -38.8 million

Saki Macozoma net worth

Saki Macozoma is prominent South African politician and a business man.

Macozoma is Deputy Chairman of Volkswagen South Africa, lead independent non-executive director of Vodacom South Africa, Chairman of Credit Suisse Standard Security and Lliso Consulting.  

From 2007 to December 2013, Macozoma was chairman of Liberty Holdings. He resigned to concentrate on his Safika business interests. Before joining Standard Bank he was chief executive of New Africa Investments Limited (Nail), a publicly listed investment company with a broad portfolio that included radio stations, outdoor media and the Hertz car rental company. Macozoma net worth is $38.8 million making him one of the top 10 richest politicians in South Africa.

Jacob Zuma -$20 million

Jacob Zuma net worth

Jacob Zuma served as the fourth President of South Africa from the 2009 general election until his resignation on 14 February 2018. read more on Jacob Zuma net worth

Thabo Mbeki -$10 million

Thabo Mbeki net worth

Thabo Mbeki served at the second president of South Africa from 1999 to 2008. He has a net worth of $10 million making him one of the richest politicians in South Africa.

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5 Reasons why Sports Betting is on the Rise

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Betting on sports has been gaining momentum since people started watching sports. Today,
betting claims the attention of almost every sport. The betting industry is now worth billions of
dollars
, thanks to the rapid growth of sports betting. Here are five main reasons why there is an
increase in the number of bettors every day.

The Rewards are Generous


Sports betting can thrill you with rewards if you bet correctly. Bonuses are also offerings that
make the sporting experience even better. Many Sportsbooks offer bonuses upon signing up. For
instance, if you choose to bet online with Betway sports betting, deposit bonuses, and free bets
are some of the programs that double your luck while betting. And while betting calls for your
financial investment, instant gains are very satisfying, especially when gained effortlessly.

Improves Finances


The main advantage of betting is that it enhances your financial status. Established sports bettors
find economic stability in this activity. Betting can yield seamless returns, especially when focus
and logical decisions are applied. Thoughtful wagers can earn as big as pay-checks. Tactics like
spread betting allow punters to lose or win unlimited sums of money. If a bet wins in this type of
betting, you are bound to improve your financial status significantly.

Accessibility


Users can access sports betting more easily than travelling to a casino. This convenience makes it
an attractive option for wagers. With a tablet, smartphone or even a computer and a good internet
connection, you can carry out sports betting activities smoothly. The existence of many sports
betting platforms, the likes of Betway also allows many people to have exposure to betting.
Moreover, you can access the games at any time from wherever you are.

Big Betting Market

Online sports betting avails a massive betting market to the users. Restrictions do not limit the
wagers to bet. Yes, some countries prohibit betting, but users access betting sites anyway.
Technology advancement allows players to access both local and international betting markets.
The diversity creates a platform for gamers to put their creativity into practice. They can easily
maneuver online while identifying winning chances. The wide range of live betting markets and
team schemes give players many exploration options.
Sports betting also accept newbies without many protocols. The vast market can accommodate
an unlimited number of players. Online sports betting gives the players privacy, unlike the
intimidation that may be related to the case of a new player walking into a real-life casino. The
betting community does not limit players, and it gives players any assistant needed.

Infinite Options


There are numerous options in sports betting. Many online platforms like Betway open up a
whole new world of sports gambling. The variety of online games clears the monotony and
predictability, making gambling more enjoyable. Additionally, players receive incentives and
prize promotions to better their experience.
A number of sports betting offer incentives like loyalty points, leaderboard race participation,
and cash prizes. The massiveness of the industry gives the players endless choices.

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