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Forbes world’s richest billionaires

Forbes recent Billionaires’ List has elevated Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote to 23rd position with $25 billion!

And on the list are a few Nigerians joining the chairman of Dangote Group.  Dr. Mike Adenuga, Jnr, is at number 325 with $4.6 billion, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija, 687 with $2.5 billion and Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu is at number 1372 with $1.2 billion…

1. Bill Gates

Net Worth: $76 B

Source of wealth: Microsoft

2. Carlos Slim Helu

Net Worth: $72 billion

Source of wealth: telecom

3. Amancio Ortega

Net Worth: $64 billion

Source of wealth: retail

4. Warren Buffet

Net Worth: $58.2 billion

Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway

5. Larry Ellison

Net Worth: $48 billion

Source of wealth: Oracle

6. Charles Koch

Net Worth: $40 billion

Source of wealth: diversified

6. David Koch

Net Worth: $40 billion

Source of wealth: diversified

8. Sheldon Adelson

Net Worth: $38 billion

Source of wealth: casinos

9. Christy Walton

Net Worth: $36.7 billion

Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

10. Jim Walton

Net Worth: $34.7 billion

Source of wealth: Wal-Mart;

11. Liliane Bettencourt

Net Worth: $34.5 billion

Source of wealth: L’Oreal

12. Stefan Persson

Net Worth: $34.4 billion

Source of wealth: H&M

13. Alice Walton

Net Worth: $34.3 billion

Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

14. S. Robson Walton

Net Worth: $34.2 billion

Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

14. S. Robson Walton

Net Worth: $34.2 billion

Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

15. Bernard Arnault

Net Worth: $33.5 billion

Source of wealth: LVMH

16. Michael Bloomberg

Net Worth: $33 billion

Source of wealth: Bloomberg LP

17. Larry Page

Net Worth: $32.3 billion

Source of wealth: Google

18. Jeff Bezos

Net Worth: $32 billion

Source of wealth: Amazon.com

19. Sergey Brin

Net Worth: $31.8 billion

Source of wealth: Google

20. Li Ka-shing

Net Worth: $31 billion

Source of wealth: diversified

22. Michele Ferrero

Net Worth: $26.5 billion

Source of wealth: chocolates

23. Aliko Dangote

Net Worth: $25 billion

Source of wealth: cement, sugar, flour

23. Karl Albrecht

Net Worth: $25 billion

Source of wealth: retail

25. Carl Icahn

Net Worth: $24.5 billion

Source of wealth: investments

26. George Soros

Net Worth: $23 B

Source of wealth: hedge funds

27. David Thomson

Net Worth: $22.6 B

Source of wealth: media

28. Lui Che Woo

Net Worth: $22 B

Source of wealth: casinos

29. Dieter Schwarz

Net Worth: $21.1 B

Source of wealth: retail

30. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

Net Worth: $20.4 B

Source of wealth: investments

31. Forrest Mars

Net Worth: $20 B

Source of wealth: candy

31. Jacqueline Mars

Net Worth: $20 B

Source of wealth: candy

34. Jorge Paulo Lemann

Net Worth: $19.7 B

Source of wealth: beer

35. Lee Shau Kee

Net Worth: $19.6 B

Source of wealth: diversified

36. Steve Ballmer

Net Worth: $19.3 B

Source of wealth: Microsoft

36. Theo Albrecht, Jr.

Net Worth: $19.3 B

Source of wealth: Aldi, Trader Joe’s

38. Leonardo Del Vecchio

Net Worth: $19.2 B

Source of wealth: eyeglasses

39. Len Blavatnik

Net Worth: $18.7 B

Source of wealth: diversified

40. Mukesh Ambani

Net Worth: $18.6 B

Source of wealth: petrochemicals, oil & gas

40. Alisher Usmanov

Net Worth: $18.6 B

Source of wealth: steel, telecom, investments

42. Michael Otto

Net Worth: $18.4 B

Source of wealth: retail, real estate

42. Masayoshi Son

Net Worth: $18.4 B

Source of wealth: internet, telecom

42. Phil Knight

Net Worth: $18.4 B

Source of wealth: Nike

45. Tadashi Yanai

Net Worth: $17.9 B

Source of wealth: retail

46. Gina Rinehart

Net Worth: $17.7 B

Source of wealth: mining

47. Mikhail Fridman

Net Worth: $17.6 B

Source of wealth: oil, banking, telecom

48. Michael Dell

Net Worth: $17.5 B

Source of wealth: Dell

49. Susanne Klatten

Net Worth: $17.4 B

Source of wealth: BMW, pharmaceuticals

50. Abigail Johnson

Net Worth: $17.3 B

Source of wealth: money management

 

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