Nigeria's Aliko Dangote now the 23rd Richest man in the World!
byNaija Blog Queen Olofofo-
Aliko Dangote,Mr Money!
The NIGERIAN business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has retained his position as Africa’s richest man with a $25 billion net worth.
He has held that position for the fourth successive year.
Globally, the influential Forbes Magazine rates Dangote as 23rd richest man and on the list of
25 richest people in the world.
Dangote is ranked 23 up 43rd among the 100 richest persons in the world.
The Nigerian businessman with interests in cement, sugar, beverages and petrochemical is said to be presently the first black man to break into the rank of top 25 richest people in the world.
What i like about Dangote is, depspite all his billions,he strikes you as a humble guy.I have never heard a story about him flaunting his wealth in an obnoxious way.He is always quietly going about his business. Now if that were me,hmmm..first thing i will do is start my own language! If you can't speak it,sorry,go to school and learn it! lol
The money smile,Mike Adenuga.
Mike Adenuga, owner of indigenous telecoms company Globacom, was next to Dangote on the list with a wealth of $4.6 billion, maintaining 325 position in the world, while Folorunsho Alakija, with $2.5 billion, was 687 in the world and Abdulsamad Rabiu ranks 1372 in the world, with $1.2 billion.
Meanwhile, Bill Gates is back on top after a four-year hiatus, reclaiming the title of world’s richest person from telecoms mogul, Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico, who ranked number one for the past four years.
Spanish clothing retailer, Amancio Ortega (best known for the Zara fashion chain) is the third richest man in the world,while Warren Buffett is richest 4th man.
I think it's time i submitted my account to Forbes.They keep forgetting to include me in this list!