- Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, has once again demonstrated he is the man with Midas touch
- Dangote bounced back from a recent loss in fortune to generate nearly N14 billion on Monday
- His newfound money has propelled him to the 73rd position on the world billionaire list
On Monday, 22 August 2022, Bloomberg reports that Dangote's wealth jumped by $34.8 million, which is over N14.9 billion when exchanged at N430 to a dollar.
Dangote's latest surge in fortune has moved him six places to sit at 73rd among the world's most powerful billionaires.
According to Bloomberg, Dangote's total networth is now at $19.6 billion on Monday, and he has so far, in 2022, made $537 million.
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Dangote's wealth widens to closest rivals in Africa
Other Africans on the Bloomberg 500 billionaire list include Johann Rupert and family, Nicky Oppenheimer and Natie Kirsh, both from South Africa, and Nassef Sawiris, an Egyptian billionaire.
According to Bloomberg, Johann Rupert, Africa's second richest man, is worth $9.47 billion and ranks 209th in the world, 130 places behind Dangote.
Most of Rupert's fortune is derived from Cie Financiere Richemont, a publicly traded luxury goods manufacturer and retailer and the world's largest luxury watchmaker.
Other richest men from Africa are:
- Nicky Oppenheimer(South Africa)- $8.28 billion
- Natie Kirsh(South Africa)- $8.04 billion
- Nassef Sawiris(Egypt)- $6.87 billion
Aliko Dangote to earn a whopping N293bn as dividend as his cement company
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, is set to earn a whopping N293 billion in dividends from his interests in Dangote Cement for the fiscal year ending 2021.
Aliko Dangote is the single majority shareholder of Dangote Cement Plc and one of his most profitable asset classes.
According to the financial statement filed to the Nigerian Exchange on Monday, February 28 2022, Aliko Dangote has direct ownership of 27,642,637 units and indirect investment of 14,621,387,610, which sums up to 14.65 billion ordinary shares.