Billionaires’ list: Aliko Dangote now 64th richest man in the world

Billionaires’ list: Aliko Dangote now 64th richest man in the world

Nigerian billionaire and business mogul, Aliko Dangote, has now moved up on the world billionaire's list.

Dangote is now the 64th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $16.6 billion.

With the latest development, it means Dangote has moved from 103rd in the world, according to previous rankings.

Billionaires’ list: Aliko Dangote now 64 richest man in the world

Aliko Dangote. Credit: BBC
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Billionaires’ list: Aliko Dangote now 64 richest man in the world

Billionaires’ list: Aliko Dangote now 64 richest man in the world
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According to Bloomberg’s list, Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, remains the richest man 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.

Billionaires’ list: Aliko Dangote now 64 richest man in the world

Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon, remains the richest in the world (Photo credit: Bloomberg)
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However, there are only five Africans on the Bloomberg list of the world’s top 500 billionaires, with Dangote topping them.

Billionaires’ list: Aliko Dangote now 64 richest man in the world

Aliko Dangote now 64th richest man in the world (Photo credit: Bloomberg)
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The other four Africans include 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 richest individuals was Naguib Sawiris of Egypt, ranked No. 331 with an estimated fortune of $5.12billion.

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