Aliko Dangote becomes 72nd Richest Person in the World


The popular Nigerian busines man, Aliko Dangote, has emerged to be the 72nd wealthiest man in the world.

According to the latest data on Bloomberg’s billionaires’ index, the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Dangote Group has an estimated net worth of $20.4 billion.

Dangote was ranked the 97th richest person in the world back in January with a net worth of $19.2 billion.

In February, he rose to become the 83rd richest person in the world, overtaking the Russian owner of English Premiership League (EPL) side, Chelsea FC, Roman Abramovich, who is now ranked 132nd on the list of the world’s 500 richest people.

Meanwhile, he is the only African billionaire on the list of 100 richest people on the planet.