Forbes 2023 World’s Richest Rankings: Aliko Dangote maintains his position as the richest man in Africa

Forbes has just released its exclusive annual ranking of billionaires, with just three Nigerians on the list. The Nigerians are Aliko Dangote, Abdul Samad Rabiu and Mike Adenuga.

With a net worth of $13.6 billion, Aliko Dangote continues to hold the title of the richest black person in the world.

Meanwhile, Mike Adenuga, Chairman of Globacom, ranked third in Nigeria with a fortune of $5.7 billion. He was succeeded as Nigeria’s second-richest man by Abdul Samad Rabiu, who is now worth $7.4 billion.

According to Forbes, Only seven out of 54 countries in Africa host billionaires on the world’s billionaires list. There are six billionaires in Egypt, five in South Africa, three in Nigeria, two in Morocco, and one each in Zimbabwe, Algeria, and Tanzania.

Of the three Nigerians On this year’s Forbes list, only BUA’s Abdul Samad Rabiu saw an increase in his fortune from the previous year. Significant increases in shares of its publicly traded companies, BUA Cement Plc and BUA Foods Plc, were the source of the significant increase. He remembers that his wealth rose from $4.9 billion to $7 billion in just 48 hours after BUA Foods Plc was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on January 5, 2022.

Other Africans on the Forbes 2023 list

  • Johann Rupert- $10.7 billion
  • Nicky Oppenheimer- $8.5 billion
  • Nassa Sawiris- $7.4 billion
  • Issad Rebrab- $4.6 billion
  • Patrice Motsepe- $3.2 billion
  • Koos Bekker- $2.6 billion
  • Strive Masiyiwa- $1.9 billion
  • Mohamed Dewji: $1.5 billion
  • Aziz Alchannouch- $1.5 billion
  • Othman Benjelloun- $1.3 billion

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