Nigeria’s billionaire and president of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has moved up rapidly in the world billionaires’ list as he emerged 64th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $16.6 billion, rising from 103rd in the world, according to previous rankings.
Dangote who also the richest man in Africa for the eighth year running is the only Nigerian on the list of the top 500 billionaires released by Bloomberg in its yearly billionaires' list.
According to Bloomberg’s list, Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon, remains the richest in the world with $136 billion while Bill Gates and Warren Buffett followed as second and third respectively with $98.4 billion and $83 billion on the world billionaires list.
Legit.ng notes that there are only five Africans on the Bloomberg list of the world’s top 500 billionaires, with Dangote topping them.
The other four Africans included Nicky Oppenheimer of South Africa, who was ranked No. 216 with an estimated worth of $7.05 billion; Johann Rupert of South Africa (ranked No. 225 with an estimated worth of $6.92billion) and Natie Kash of South Africa (ranked No. 263 with an estimated worth of $6.10billion). The fifth and last African on the list of 500 HNW individuals was Naguib Sawiris of Egypt, ranked No. 331 with an estimated fortune of $5.12billion.
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