Richest Persons List: Dangote Slides To 37th in 24 Hours

Nigerian Billionaire business mogul, Aliko Dangote, slide down 14 places to 37th position in the World Richest Persons list within 24 hours.

Dangote, the President, Dangote Group remains Africa’s richest person, was ranked 23rd on Thursday by Forbes.

A check on Forbe website on Friday, today, however, revealed that the business mogul, who is said to be worth about $21bn, is now ranked 37th richest person in the world.

Before Thursday’s ranking as the world’s 23rd richest person, Dangote, the first black person to be so ranked, occupied the 43rd position in the world.

The Owner of Globacom, Chief Mike Adenuga, was the next Nigerian on the list, with a wealth of $4,6bn, maintaining the 325th position in the world, while Folorunsho Alakijam with $2,5bn, was 687th in the world. The Founder/CEO of the most popular social network in the work, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg maintain 14th position in the world with $33.2bn.

See the list of 37ichest persons in the world below..

Rank      Name                                            Worth                      Country of Citizenship

1              Bill Gates                                      $82.1 bn                               US

2             Carlos Slim Helu & family        $80.2 bn                          Mexico

3             Warren Buffett                            $70.2 bn                           US

4              Amancio Ortega                        $58.1 bn                         Spain

5              Larry Ellison                              $50.2 bn                         US

6              Charles Koch                              $42.6 bn                          US

6              David Koch                                 $42.6 bn                         US

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8              Christy Walton & family          $38.5 bn                        US

9              Jim Walton                                $37.2 bn                           US

10             Michael Bloomberg                $35.8 bn                         US

11             Alice Walton                             $35.7 bn                          US

12             Robson Walton                        $35.7 bn                           US

13           Liliane Bettencourt & family   $35.4 bn                       France

14           Mark Zuckerberg                        $33.2 bn                      US

15           Bernard Arnault & family         $31.2 bn                     France

16          Stefan Persson                              $31 bn                        Sweden

17           Li Ka-shing                                  $30.9 bn                     Hong Kong

18          Sheldon Adelson                          $30.3 bn                    US

19           Larry Page                                    $30.1 bn                      US

20          Sergey Brin                                    $29.6 bn                    US

21          Jeff Bezos                                      $27.7 bn                        US

22          Carl Icahn                                     $25.7 bn                       US

23          Michele Ferrero & family          $24.9 bn                        Italy

24          David Thomson & family          $24.2 bn                   Canada

25          George Soros                                $24 bn                      US

26          Forrest Mars Jr                          $23.8 bn                     US

26           Jacqueline Mars                       $23.8 bn                     US

26           John Mars                                  $23.8 bn                     US

29          Jack Ma                                        $23.5 bn                  China

30          Steve Ballmer                              $23.1 bn                    US

31          Mukesh Ambani                          $22.6 bn                 India

32         Jorge Paulo Lemann                  $22.2 bn                    Brazil

33         Lee Shau Kee                               $22.1 bn                    Hong Kong

34         Phil Knight                                   $22 bn                       US

35   Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud  $21.5 bn                Saudi Arabi

36        Michael Dell                                 $21.4 bn                    US

37         Aliko Dangote                              $21.3 bn                   Nigeria



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