Billionaires list: Dangote remains Africa’s Richest, Adenuga, Rabiu in top six

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Three of Nigeria’s richest persons made it to the top six of Forbes’ 2021 Africa’s billionaires list.

Forbes released its 2021 billionaires’ list on Tuesday.

The list included 14 African billionaires.

President/Chief Executive of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, retained the number one spot on the continent.

Other Nigerians who made the top-6-spot included Chairman of Globacom and Conoil Plc, Dr Mike Adenuga, and the founder of BUA Group, Abdulsamad Rabiu.

Dangote’s net worth rose from $10.1bn in 2020 to $12.1bn in 2021, making him the 191st wealthiest person in the world.

Though Adenuga who is Nigeria’s second richest person witnessed a deep from $7.7bn to $6.3bn, he remained in the top echelon in Africa.

He ranked 5th and was at 440th position in the world.

BUA group boss – Abdulsamad Rabiu- took a notch up the billionaires’ ladder.

His fortune rose from $3.1bn in 2020 to a stunning $5.5bn in 2021.

With the $2.2bn gain, Mr Rabiu is the 6th richest in Africa and the 574th billionaire in the world.

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