- The world's richest man, Elon Musk has lost about $64.5 billion in 2022 alone but he still maintains a clear lead on the richest people's table
- He is currently worth over $200 billion and is 10 times richer than Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man
- Must own electric car manufacturing company, Tesla and SpaceX while Dangote is the owner of the Dangote Group, a cement making company, among others
When compared to the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, Dangote’s wealth pales in significance.
Elon Musk has lost about $64.5 billion in 2022 as he maintains a clear lead from Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote who gained about $1.51 billion this year as the sale of Dangote Cement surges across Africa.
King of boys: Elon Musk still tops the table
Since the start of January, Mark Zuckerberg has lost N161.7bn daily, as he drops to 17th in billionaire list
Bloomberg billionaire index puts Elon Musk’s net worth at $206 billion which still places him at the top spot as the world’s richest man.
PAY ATTENTION: Follow us on Instagram - get the most important news directly in your favourite app!
Dangote, the richest man in Africa stands at the 65th position on the richest people table and is currently worth $20.6 billion, although gaining $1.51 billion this year.
At their current standing, Elon Musk is ten times richer than Dangote.
Musk is the CEO of Tesla, the electric car maker and owns SpaceX, a rocket manufacturing company used by NASA to take supplies to the space station.
Dangote is the founder of the Dangote Group, Africa’s largest conglomerate which is involved in Cement manufacturing, Sugar refining, salt and seasoning, fertilizer, infrastructure and others.
Elon Musk vs Aliko Dangote
The Tesla CEO’s wealth can acquire 112 million troy ounces of gold and 1.78 billion barrels of crude oil.
Dangote’s wealth is 0.0983 per cent of the GDP of the United States and 0.295 per cent of the total wealth of the 500 richest people in the world.
Elon Musk's wealth takes a hit
Elon Must is gunning to acquire Twitter, the social networking site after buying its 9.2 per cent stake, while Dangote said his refinery company will start producing crude oil in Nigeria in the third quarter of 2022.
There has been a decline in tech stocks this year, where Elon Musk plays, and the global central banks move to hike interest rates in order to mitigate the impact of stifling inflation.
Elon Musk’s wealth shrinks below $200 billion amid sexual harassment scandal
Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos: 3 tech billionaires with out of this world lifestyles and cool toys
Recall that Legit.ng reported that the world’s richest man, Elon Musk has seen his wealth plunge below $200 billion following $10 billion loss as selling pressure piles on Tesla stocks.
Elon Musk was worth about $193 billion after Tuesday, May 24 2022, trading, Bloomberg Billionaire’s Index says.
A regulatory filing of April 2022, shows that Musk owns 16 per cent of Tesla. About 92.9 million Tesla common stocks are included in his net worth, Bloomberg says.