AMAZING: Forbes Rates Dangote As Africa’s Richest Man For The 7th Straight Year
SOUTH MILWAUKEE WI. (GVE) – Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, has been adjudged the richest man in Africa for the seventh consecutive year by Forbes.
Mr. Dangote’s net worth recorded an increase of about $100million from last year and his $12.2billion net worth places him as the richest on the continent of Africa.
In the recently released report, Bill Gates maintained his position as the richest man in the world with a net worth of $86 billion, while Warren Buffet and Jeff Bezos were second and third consecutively with a net worth of $75.6 billion and $72.8 billion.
According to Forbes’s report: “Dangote is looking beyond cement – his most valuable asset – and has been investing in a fertilizer production company and a large oil refinery. Dangote Fertilizer is expected to start operations in the second quarter this year.”
Placed second on the list of African richest people is diamond mining heir, Nicky Oppenheimer of South Africa, with a net worth of $7.7 billion, up $700 million from last year.
While there are eight South Africans on the list, making it the African country with the most billionaires, Nigeria has three.
Earlier, Mr. Dangote had been named the only African selected among Bloomberg’s world 50 best persons in the year 2017.
Although names of notable Nigerians were dropped from the billionaires’ lists, Globacom chairman, Mike Adenuga, with a net worth of $5.3 billion was adjudged the 5th richest man in Africa and Folorunsho Alakija, whose estimated $1.6 billion fortune lies in oil exploration firm was adjudged as the 15th richest person in Africa.
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