Aliko Dangote Ranked 23rd Richest Man in the World

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According to a Forbes magazine list released yesterday Monday March 3rd, Nigerian industrialist, Aliko Dangote is the 23rd richest man in the world. Wow! He made history as the first black man to break into the rank of top 25 richest people in the world.

In 2012, he was the 76th richest man in the world. He moved from that to 43rd richest man in 2013 and now to 23rd in 2014 with his wealth jumping from $16.1billion to $25billion.

The next Nigerian on the list is Glo chief Mike Adenuga, who is 325th richest person with $4.6bn. Then Mrs Folorunsho Alakija in 687th position with a personal wealth of $1.2bn.

Former Microsoft chairman Bill Gates takes back the No.1 position as the richest man in the world with $76billion. Geez! If you lived ten life times, you probably won’t be able to finish $76b.

1. Bill Gates
Net Worth: $76 B
Source of wealth: Microsoft

2. Carlos Slim Helu & family
Net Worth: $72 B
Source of wealth: telecom

3. Amancio Ortega
Net Worth: $64 B
Source of wealth: retail

4. Warren Buffett
Net Worth: $58.2 B
Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway

5. Larry Ellison
Net Worth: $48 B
Source of wealth: Oracle

6. Charles Koch
Net Worth: $40 B
Source of wealth: diversified

6. David Koch
Net Worth: $40 B
Source of wealth: diversified

8. Sheldon Adelson
Net Worth: $38 B
Source of wealth: casinos

9. Christy Walton & family
Net Worth: $36.7 B
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

10. Jim Walton
Net Worth: $34.7 B
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

11. Liliane Bettencourt & family
Net Worth: $34.5 B
Source of wealth: L’Oreal

12. Stefan Persson
Net Worth: $34.4 B
Source of wealth: H&M

13. Alice Walton
Net Worth: $34.3 B
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

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