DANGOTE, NOW 64TH RICHEST IN THE WORLD, STILL NO. 1. IN AFRICA.

President of Dangote Group, Alimi Dangote has significantly moved in the world billionaires list as he emerged 64th richest person in the world with an estimated worth of 16.6 billion dollars, as against his previous ranking of 103rd in the world.
Dangote, who remains the richest man in Africa for the 8th year running was the only Nigerian on the list of top 500 billionaires as released last week by Blomberg in its yearly billionaires list.
Jeff Bezos remains the richest in the world with 135billion in his kitty, while Bill Gates and Warren Buffet followed as 2nd and 3rd respectively with 98.4dollars and 83billion dollars on the world billionaires chart which is dominated by North Americans.
There are only 5 Africans on the Bloomberg list of the world’s top 500 billionaires, with Dangote, topping the group. The other four Africans included Nicky Oppenheimer of South Africa, who was ranked No 216 with an estimated worth of 7.05billion dollars, Johann Rupert of South Africa ranked No 225 with an estimated worth of 6.92 bn dollars and Natie Kash of South Africa ranked No 263, with an estimated worth of 6.10 bn. The fifth and the last African on the list of 500 HNW individuals was Nuguib Sawiris of Egypt, ranked No. 331 with an estimated fortune of 5.12 bn.

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