- Jeff Bezos of Amazon is still the richest man in the world according to 2020 Forbes Billionaire
- Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsft is at the second position, while the youngest on the top seven richest is Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook
- Nigerian richest man, Aliko Dangote is number 162nd in a list over 2,000 billionaires in the world
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The list of richest people in the world in 2020 has been released by Forbes. On the list, Jeff Bezos topped it as the richest man with $113 billion net worth.
Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder made the second cut with $98 billion. Bernard Arnault and Family in France made number three with $76 billion worth.
Warren Buffet and Larry Ellison are number four and five on the list respectively. Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote, rather made 162nd position out of 2,095 billionaires in the world with $8.3 billion.
Mike Adenuga and Abudlsamad Rabiu made 286th and 712 positions with $5.6 billion and $2.9 billion respectively.
Full list top seven richest people in the world below:
1. Jeff Bezos ($113bn)
Age: 56 years
Source of wealth: Amazon
2. Bill Gates ($98bn)
Age: 64 years old
Source of wealth: Microsoft
3. Bernard Arnault and Family ($76bn)
Age: 71 years old
Source of wealth: LVMH
4. Warren Buffet ($67.5bn)
Age: 89 years old
Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway
5. Larry Ellison ($59bn)
Age: 75 years old
Source of wealth: Software
6. Amancio Ortega ($55.1bn)
Age: 84 years old
Source of wealth: Zara
7. Mark Zuckerberg ($54.7bn)
Age: 34 years old
Source of wealth: Facebook
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that in 2020, Nigeria's Aliko Dangote tops the list for the ninth consecutive year despite a slight drop in his net worth.
Only three South Africans made the list of Africa's top richest in 2020 and YEN.com.gh took a look at all the billionaires who ranked from one to 10.
1. Aliko Dangote Topping the list for the ninth year, Nigeria's Dangote comes in at number one with a whopping $10.1 billion - which is an estimated R152.38 billion. Dangote's net worth dropped from $10.3 billion a year ago but he still remains the richest man in Africa.
According to Forbes Africa, the origin of Dangote's wealth stems from cement and the sugar industry. The 62-year-old if the founder and CEO of Dangote Cement, the continent’s largest cement producer.
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