Nigeria’s preeminent business person, Aliko Dangote, has been positioned among the 75 most capable people on the planet, in front of the Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence.
As indicated by the Forbe’s most recent 2018 positioning of the World’s Powerful individuals, Dangote positioned among world pioneers like Xi Jinping, the Chinese president; President Vladimir Putin of Russia and Donald Trump of the US, every one of whom were positioned in the first place, second and third in a specific order.
Dangote was ranked the 66th most powerful person in the world, ahead of MIn the top 10 most powerful people in the world bracket, as listed by Forbes, are Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, ranked 4th; Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, 5th; the Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis 6th; Bill Gates, 7th; Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, the Saudi Prince, 8th; Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister 9th; while Larry Page, the chief executive of Google is 10th.
A statement from the Corporate Communication department of Dangote Group noted that the Africa’s richest man is the only Nigerian on the list and one of the only two Africans there, the other being the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who was ranked 45th.
According to the Forbe’s rich list, Dangote, by March 2018, had an estimated net worth of $14.1 billion and ranked among the 100 richest in the world, and the richest in Africa, a position he has held for almost a decade.