11. Aliko Dangote, $14.4 billion
AFRICANGLOBE – Out of the 1,810 billionaires in the world, 12 of them are Black.
Nigerian cement tycoon Aliko Dangote is still the richest Black person in the world by far with a fortune estimated at $14.4 billion, down from $15.7 billion last year. Coincidentally, the second richest Black person in the world this year is also a Nigerian- Mike Adenuga, a businessman who has built a $10 billion fortune on mobile telecom, oil and real estate investments. He displaces Saudi-Ethiopian Mohammed Al-Amoudi.
Like last year, Angolan investor Isabel dos Santos, American media mogul Oprah Winfrey and Nigerian oil woman Folorunsho Alakija are still the only black female billionaires on the FORBES billionaires list.
Aliko Dangote, $14.4 billion
Nigerian, Sugar, Cement, Flour
Aliko Dangote of Nigeria is Africa’s richest man for the 8th year. He is the founder and chairman of Dangote Cement, the continent’s largest cement producer. Dangote Cement now owns plants in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Zambia and Tanzania and produces more than 30 million metric tons annually. His conglomerate, the Dangote Group, also has business interests in sugar, flour and salt production.