Dangote Becomes the 65th Richest Person in the World

Bloomberg Billionaires Index is reporting that Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has now climbed to the number 65th position of the list of 500 of the world’s billionaires, with a $16.6bn fortune.

According to the business site, Dangote, who owns sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest cement producer, Dangote Cement, rose to this new height after gaining $6.08B, a significant +57.9% rise when compared to his previous index.

Jeff Bezos continues to lead the list with $136bn, while Barry Lam sits on the 500th spot with $3.86bn.

Also, the three other Africans who made the list are South Africans, and they include Nicky Oppenheimer, with a net worth of $7.05bn; Johann Rupert with $6.84bn, and Natie Kirsh with $6.09bn.

You can check out the full list HERE.

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