Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, is the only African billionaire to feature among the top 100 based on Bloomberg Billionaire Index.
The Kano born businessman is $20.2billion rich and the 63rd in the world, according to the rating yesterday.
The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people.
The business mogul built his empire around consumer and industrial goods under a conglomerate- Dangote Group. His cement company, Dangote Cement, has a market capitalisation of N4.68trillion or $11.26billion.
The billionaire is building a 650,000 barrel per day refinery in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic capital with a $20billion budget.
He is the only African to appear among the top 100 in the list.
The next African to be on the list is Nicky Oppenheimer with $8.28billion. He is a South African business man and he is ranked 238th in the world.
According to the ranking, Elon Musk retains the ranking as the richest man with $214billion. Jeff Bezos and Bernard Arnault are worth $133billion and $128billion.
Bill Gates is the fourth richest with $114billion, while Gautam Adani, an Indian, is the fifth richest with $110billion.
Full List include Elon Musk $214b -$789m -$56.1b United States Technology; Jeff Bezos $133b -$2.58b -$59.7b United States Technology; Bernard Arnault $128b +$1.72b -$49.6b France Consumer; Bill Gates $114b -$1.76b -$24.4b United States Technology; Gautam Adani $110b +$2.09b +$34.0b India Industrial; Larry Page $103b -$1.30b -$24.9b United States Technology; Sergey Brin $99.2b -$1.21b -$24.3b United States Technology and Warren Buffett $96.5b -$297m -$12.4b United States Diversified.
Others on the list are Steve Ballmer $90.0b -$3.47b -$15.7b United States Technology; Larry Ellison $87.1b -$1.08b -$20.1b United States Technology; Mukesh Ambani $86.1b -$206m -$3.85b India Energy; Carlos Slim $73.7b +$256m -$72.1m Mexico Diversified; Zhong Shanshan $70.4b -$922m -$9.39b China Diversified and Charles Koch $68.2b +$21.2m +$6.96b United States Industrial.