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Aliko Dangote is Forbes’ 64th Most Powerful Man in the World



Aliko Dangote - October 2013 - BellaNaija

Aliko Dangote is still an Oga at the Top!

Yesterday Wednesday 30th October 2013, Forbes released its list of the most powerful people in the world. Business mogul Aliko Dangote makes the 64th position.

The publication lists Aliko’s net worth as $ 16.1 Billion. He is still the richest man in Nigeria and Africa.

Vladimir Putin, President of Russia takes the No. 1 spot on the 72-man list

Also on the list are President of the United States Barack Obama (2), Pope Francis (4), German Chancellor/Backbone of the 27-member European Union Angela Merkel (5), Bill Gates (6), David Cameron (11), Warren Buffett (13), Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google (17) and Bill Clinton (43)

For the full list, click here


  1. zamunda

    October 31, 2013 at 9:29 am

    What about steve masiyiwa?I hope I got d name right.I’ve been hearing a lot about him

    • Idak

      October 31, 2013 at 10:03 am

      Strive Masiyiwa, the founder of Econet.

  2. Babe

    October 31, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Putin is more powerful than Barack? Ooops, the Americans won’t like that lol!

  3. Kachi

    October 31, 2013 at 10:00 am

    When one is powerful his/her sex becomes inconsequential. That’s Angela Merkel a female, ranks 5th in a list of the most powerful Man in the world.

  4. Idak

    October 31, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Apart from compiling these lousy lists on daily basis, what else do these Forbes folks do?

  5. Gistyinka Blog

    October 31, 2013 at 10:17 am

    So funny Mr President did not make the list.

    • chris

      October 31, 2013 at 11:07 am do u expect him to make the list??

  6. Deedee

    October 31, 2013 at 11:09 am

    What did u expect? GEJ should be No 1 on the Powerless list

    • I formerly known as Miss Anonymous

      October 31, 2013 at 4:18 pm


  7. Aurora

    October 31, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Did Jay-Z make the list?

    • TA

      October 31, 2013 at 11:37 am

      Of course not. You may wish to proceed to the website of Forbes to read the methodology and how they arrived at the names on the list.
      Yes,Aliko Dangote is one of the most powerful men on earth at the moment,i dont need a Forbes list to tell me that. 🙂

  8. Lola

    October 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Aligo Dangote happens to be the only pure black face on the
    list aside half caste Obama whom I will say is also there because
    he is the president of the most powerful nation in the world. Most
    of the white folks on the list are there because they are founders,
    co-founders, and captains of industries. Should we assume that we
    black folks do not strive enough to distinguish ourselves in our
    respective fields? Glad that the only black face is an African and
    also a Nigerian. Wonder where Oprah went on that list. Anyways
    big-up to Mr Dangote. Praying we have more of this representation
    not only from Nigeria but the whole of Africa.

  9. Modella

    October 31, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    This is not news!

  10. Annonymous

    November 1, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Please errrh, were is Stella Oduah the aviation minister on the list? With the kind of vehicles she just bought,I should expect to see her first!!!

  11. Grace

    November 9, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Happy birthday congratulation

  12. Grace

    November 9, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Am happy for you, we the news men and women of wishes you Happy birthday congratulation

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