Successful Nigerian business mogul Alhaji Aliko Dangote who has maintained the position of Forbes Africa’s richest man for some years now, is presently the 100th richest man at the global level.
This was stated in the Forbes Magazine’s latest release of the world’s richest persons (2018). The CEO of the Dangote group whose has significant business interests in cement production across Africa and agriculture was said to have a fortune estimated at $14.1 billion currently.
Alhaji Dangote recently launched a business school in Bayero University of Kano, in Nigeria to contribute his quota to the educational development of his nation.
Two other Nigerian billionaires who made the list were oil and telecoms mogul Mike Adenuga whose fortune is currently estimated at $5.3 billion.
Folorunsho Alakija, a self-made businesswoman in the oil sector is also on the list. Alakija has various interests but known mainly for her oil business, she with a fortune estimated at $1.7 billion.
Angola’s Isabel dos Santos, who has stakes in telecommunications , oil and gas and also banking – maintained her place as the continent’s richest woman with a net worth of $2.6 billion.
She is daughter to former Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos and was fired as chairperson of the Angola’s state oil company by new President Joao Lourenco on allegations of financial impropriety – she flatly denies all the allegations.
Other Africans on the list are Zimbabwean telecoms tycoon Strive Masiwiya ($1.39 billion) and South African mining magnate Patrice Motsepe ($2.5billion.)
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos estimated to be worth $112 billion topped for the first time unseating Bill Gates with a fortune of $90 billion who came second in the list released on Wednesday (March 7).