Dangote drops 14 places on world’s richest list
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Dangote drops 14 places on world’s richest list

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Nigeria’s business mogul, Aliko Dangote has dropped 14 places to 37th position in the World Richest man list within 24 hours. Dangote, the President, Dangote Group, who remains Africa’s richest person, was ranked 23rd on Thursday by Forbes.

A check on Forbes website on Friday, however, revealed that the business mogul, who is said to be worth about $21bn, is now ranked 37th richest person.

Before Thursday’s ranking as the world’s 23rd richest person, Dangote, the first black person to be so ranked, occupied the 43rd position in the world.

The owner of indigenous telecoms company, Globacom, Chief Mike Adenuga, was the next Nigerian on the list, with a wealth of $4.6bn, maintaining the 325th position in the world, while Folorunsho Alakija, with $2.5bn, was 687th in the world, and Abdulsamad Rabiu in the 1,372th position in the world, with $1.2bn.

American billionaire, Bill Gates, reclaimed the title of world’s richest person from telecoms mogul, Carlos Slim Helu, of Mexico after four years.

See the list of 50 richest persons in the world.:

Rank Name Worth Country of Citizenship
1 Bill Gates $82.1 bn US
2 Carlos Slim Helu & family $80.2 bn Mexico
3 Warren Buffett $70.2 bn US
4 Amancio Ortega $58.1 bn Spain
5 Larry Ellison $50.2 bn US
6 Charles Koch $42.6 bn US
6 David Koch $42.6 bn US
8 Christy Walton & family $38.5 bn US
9 Jim Walton $37.2 bn US
10 Michael Bloomberg $35.8 bn US
11 Alice Walton $35.7 bn US
12 Robson Walton $35.7 bn US
13 Liliane Bettencourt & family $35.4 bn France
14 Mark Zuckerberg $33.2 bn US
15 Bernard Arnault & family $31.2 bn France
16 Stefan Persson $31 bn Sweden
17 Li Ka-shing $30.9 bn Hong Kong
18 Sheldon Adelson $30.3 bn US
19 Larry Page $30.1 bn US
20 Sergey Brin $29.6 bn US
21 Jeff Bezos $27.7 bn US
22 Carl Icahn $25.7 bn US
23 Michele Ferrero & family $24.9 bn Italy
24 David Thomson & family $24.2 bn Canada
25 George Soros $24 bn US
26 Forrest Mars Jr $23.8 bn US
26 Jacqueline Mars $23.8 bn US
26 John Mars $23.8 bn US
29 Jack Ma $23.5 bn China
30 Steve Ballmer $23.1 bn US
31 Mukesh Ambani $22.6 bn India
32 Jorge Paulo Lemann $22.2 bn Brazil
33 Lee Shau Kee $22.1 bn Hong Kong
34 Phil Knight $22 bn US
35 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud $21.5 bn Saudi Arabi
36 Michael Dell $21.4 bn US
37 Aliko Dangote $21.3 bn Nigeria
38 Dilip Shanghvi $19.6 bn India
39 Len Blavatnik $19.2 bn US
40 Tadashi Yanai & family $18.4 bn Japan
41 Leonardo Del Vecchio $18.1 bn Italy
42 Alisher Usmanov $17.8 bn Russia
43 Laurene Powell Jobs & family $17.2 bn US
44 Robin Li $17.1 bn China
45 Paul Allen $17.1 bn US
46 Theo Albrecht Jr & family $16.9 bn Germany
47 Michael Otto & family $16.6 bn Germany
48 Charles Ergen $16.6 bn US
49 Masayoshi Son $16.5 bn Japan
50 Anne Cox Chambers $16.1 bn US

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