Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote he catapulted up the world’s billionaires list to become the 64th richest person in the world.
With an estimated worth of $16.6 billion, it is a massive leap from his previous ranking of 103rd in the world.
Dangote who has been the richest man in Africa for 8 consecutive years, was the only Nigerian on the list of the top 500 billionaires, as released by Bloomberg in its yearly billionaires list.
Dangote’s net worth increased by 23% from $13.5bn on February 26, 2018, to $16.6bn.
Jeff Bezos remains the richest in the world with $136 billion, while Bill Gates and Warren Buffett still maintain second and third place respectively with $98.4 billion and $83 billion.