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Saturday, 8 November 2014

Richest persons list: Dangote slides to 37th in 24 hours


Billionaire business mogul, Aliko Dangote, slid down 14 places to 37th position in the World Richest Persons 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.
Gates, according to Forbes, raked in extra $9bnin the last one year and has been at the top of the list for 15 of the past 20 years.
Spanish clothing retailer, Amancio Ortega (best known for the Zara fashion chain) retains the number three spot for the second year in a row, extending his lead over Warren Buffett, who is again number four.
Dangote has also been named the world’s 68th most powerful person.
You can check the list of 50 richest persons in the world.
RankNameWorthCountry of Citizenship
1Bill Gates$82.1 bnUS
2Carlos Slim Helu & family$80.2 bnMexico
3Warren Buffett$70.2 bnUS
4Amancio Ortega$58.1 bnSpain
5Larry Ellison$50.2 bnUS
6Charles Koch$42.6 bnUS
6David Koch$42.6 bnUS
8Christy Walton & family$38.5 bnUS
9Jim Walton$37.2 bnUS
10Michael Bloomberg$35.8 bnUS
11Alice Walton$35.7 bnUS
12Robson Walton$35.7 bnUS
13Liliane Bettencourt & family$35.4 bnFrance
14Mark Zuckerberg$33.2 bnUS
15Bernard Arnault & family$31.2 bnFrance
16Stefan Persson$31 bnSweden
17Li Ka-shing$30.9 bnHong Kong
18Sheldon Adelson$30.3 bnUS
19Larry Page$30.1 bnUS
20Sergey Brin$29.6 bnUS
21Jeff Bezos$27.7 bnUS
22Carl Icahn$25.7 bnUS
23Michele Ferrero & family$24.9 bnItaly
24David Thomson & family$24.2 bnCanada
25George Soros$24 bnUS
26Forrest Mars Jr$23.8 bnUS
26Jacqueline Mars$23.8 bnUS
26John Mars$23.8 bnUS
29Jack Ma$23.5 bnChina
30Steve Ballmer$23.1 bnUS
31Mukesh Ambani$22.6 bnIndia
32Jorge Paulo Lemann$22.2 bnBrazil
33Lee Shau Kee$22.1 bnHong Kong
34Phil Knight$22 bnUS
35Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud$21.5 bnSaudi Arabi
36Michael Dell$21.4 bnUS
37Aliko Dangote$21.3 bnNigeria
38Dilip Shanghvi$19.6 bnIndia
39Len Blavatnik$19.2 bnUS
40Tadashi Yanai & family$18.4 bnJapan
41Leonardo Del Vecchio$18.1 bnItaly
42Alisher Usmanov$17.8 bnRussia
43Laurene Powell Jobs & family$17.2 bnUS
44Robin Li$17.1 bnChina
45Paul Allen$17.1 bnUS
46Theo Albrecht Jr & family$16.9 bnGermany
47Michael Otto & family$16.6 bnGermany
48Charles Ergen$16.6 bnUS
49Masayoshi Son$16.5 bnJapan
50Anne Cox Chambers$16.1 bnUS


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