According to the 2021 Forbes’ Africa Billionaires List released on Friday January 22, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria is still Africa’s richest person.
Dango emerge as Africa’s richest person for the tenth time in a row,
Forbes stated that the president/CEO of Dangote Group is now worth $12.1 billion, up by $2 billion from last year’s list following a 30% rise in the share price of Dangote Cement.
Forbes stated in its report.
For the tenth year in a row, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria is the continent’s richest person, worth $12.1bn, up by $2bn from last year’s list, thanks to a roughly 30 per cent rise in the share price of Dangote Cement, by far his most valuable asset
The list captured seven different countries with 18 billionaires; South Africa and Egypt each have five billionaires, followed by Nigeria with three and Morocco with two. Altogether they are worth $73.8 billion, slightly more than the $73.4 billion aggregates worth of the 20 billionaires on last year’s list of Africa’s richest people.
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