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Bloomberg Billionaire: Dangote Remains Only Nigerian On Record

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Bloomberg Billionaire: Dangote Remains Only Nigerian On Record

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The African richest man, Aliko Dangote has evidently moved up in the world of billionaires to rank the only Nigerian in the sphere.

Dangote fortune increased to $17.8 billion from last year’s $14.8 billion to emerge as the only Nigerian in the yearly Bloomberg’s billionaires’ list.

According to the released document on Monday, by Bloomberg, a total of 120 billionaires made the prestigious list.

Other Africans on the lists include Johann Rupet and family, worth 10.1 billion; Nicky Oppenheimer, worth $7.80 billion and Natie Kirsh with a worth of $7.15 billion, all from South Africa.

Nassef Sawiris, an Egyptian also made the list with a worth of $6.93 billion.

Dangote maintains the richest man in Africa for 8th  consecutive times with an improved net worth of $17.8billion.

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In the world ranking, Ellon Musk and Jeff Bezos remain the richest while Bernard Arnault and Bill Gates followed with $174 billion and $148 billion respectively.

Mark Zuckerberg was the fifth richest with $135 billion on the world’s billionaires’chart.

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people.

 

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