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Aliko Dangote racks in $9.2 Billion in 2013, Bill Gates Tops the List – Bloomberg Billionaires Index



Aliko Dangote - Bloomberg Billionaires  Index - January 2014 - BellaNaija

2013 was the year of the billionaires.

Bloomberg Billionaires Index was released a few hours ago; and Bill Gates who was ranked No 2 by Forbes in March 2013, has risen to the top. He made $ 78.5 billion.

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote keeps smiling to the bank. The founder of Dangote Group added $9.2 billion to his ever growing wealth. He is now the 30-the richest person in the world.

All together, the aggregate net worth of all the billionaires is $3.7 Trillion.

To read the full report, click here


  1. HB

    January 3, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Wow…dangote growing big everyday

    • Yiresifon umoren

      January 5, 2014 at 10:32 am

      Congratulations Elder Aliko Dangote for your achievement,,
      may God continue to strengthen you from strength to strength,, Amen

  2. HB

    January 3, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Wow…dangote growing big everyday…

  3. Ncyluv

    January 3, 2014 at 8:23 am

    I’ll join the list soon, watch out.

  4. Hausa Girl in Texas

    January 3, 2014 at 8:45 am


  5. harhbeesolar

    January 3, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Dangote wasnt born with two heads nor have 3 hands…..if he can make it then i can……it is well!

  6. oladosu olayinka

    January 3, 2014 at 10:29 am

    nice 1 Dangote, kip growing i will get dere really soon and even more watch out.

  7. momoh adeola

    January 3, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I know 1 day we ll dine 2geda

  8. mrs chidukane

    January 3, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Yeah, good for him. Just ask yourself why no one else does the businesses he does.Also,how come he can afford to build a refinery by this year and Nigeria can’t.I’m not impressed by his wealth. Curse me all you want but as far as I’m concerned, Nigerian government is heavily aiding him with their shady policies

  9. zamunda

    January 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    My [email protected] chidukane,I think so too oo. Nigeria’s govt
    is aiding him in all his not so scrupulous deals. Anyway,I think
    he’s done a great work by building industries instead of stashing
    it in one swiss bank like our so called leaders

  10. Tosin

    January 3, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    i like his style, tho you know the backlash will come.
    because in a way, it’s hard to smile at major inequalities in the
    world. dang, 9.2billion is a lot of paper lol.


    January 3, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    @ mrs chidukane AND zamunda if that’s the case than every
    billionaire in the world isn’t credible and government aided
    majority if not all the worlds richest men. Bill Gates didn’t get
    where he is without monopolizing the computer industry, American
    tech companies benefit from the banning of specific Asian brands as
    well as “duty rates” tax tariffs on importation of non American
    products. Same in mexico Carlos Slim monopolized 73% of the
    telecoms industry in mexico. China has over 300 billionaires yet is
    a communist country, its not possible without government influence.
    Russia has over 100 billionaires, yet is a country that is
    “socialist” Vladimir putin has been in power for close to 16 years!
    There is no where in the world one can become a billionaire without
    “some kind” of government aid. Even in America the govt usually
    republicans turn a blind eye to corporate banks shady deals, but
    because the banks have grown so large JPM,AIG,Citi,Wells
    fargo,Morgan, the government cannot just dismantle that kind wealth
    it will affect millions of people so they supply aid to them. So
    those banks will be the top banks in the world despite being shady,
    that’s Capitalism. Nigerians need to get hip and start playing the
    game every country in the world plays “elitism and capitalism”. all
    western countries have elite who enjoy the favor of government in
    private industry.

  12. frances

    January 3, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    All I see is inspiration to do more,to be more,to get to
    the top! No one is perfect,and I’ve picked the qualities he
    has-good business acumen,hardworking,perseverance,persistence et al
    and that’s wat am gonna work with. We’ll get there.

  13. Lord Emmace

    January 3, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    yea mr.dangote i feel ur swaggs and i tenk God for u…buh one day am gonna be lyk u even more dan….

  14. Saraman

    January 3, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    @SNAGGLE TOOTH, there is no more to add to your reply to
    all Dangote’s detractors. You clearly put it! Congratulations!
    Africans never cease to amaze me. We complain that our achievements
    are not being acknowledged, that on the world stage we are not
    given the consideration we deserve and yet when one of our brother
    or sister stands and even beats Westerners, Asians, etc.., we are
    the first to minimize his (her) achievements. Dangote’s success
    unleash on us Africans, hope and pride. Africa, as we have come to
    notice is always portrayed as a failed continent. So successful
    entrepreneurs like Dangote, Mosepe, Ovia, Adenuga etc… are
    counter-examples that put to rest that negative way of thinking
    about Africa. These people should be celebrated not

  15. Martin Animashaun

    January 4, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Dangote is a great inspiration to our generation. IMAGINE! He is even richer than Donald Trump & Belusconi !!! – with all the noise and many others from Europe and America. The great thing about this is that he made his money in NIGERIA/AFRICA taking advantage of opportunities – NOT STEALING… I am SO PROUD of your Sir. You are a Mentor to my DREAMS…

    • Bashar Gulma

      January 5, 2014 at 6:37 am

      Dangote,you really deserve to be mentioned africa and diaspora,because u’re not an oil theive and public fund looter.kanawa na dabo ga ilmi,kudi ga kyauta.

  16. Mogambo

    January 4, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Grand scale Nigerian scammer. It’s the Africain way.

  17. Yomi Adeyemi

    January 7, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Ali more grease to your elbow.Make the refinery happen I’ll return to be part of your organization in sha Allah

  18. idoko monday

    January 28, 2014 at 10:24 am

    believe in god, believe in ur self? U can smile alynko dangote, bcos dangote is gr8 inspiraton to our generation

  19. Lekan

    February 24, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Dangote please can u help us solve POWER issue in Nigeria from those trillions of $$$ ?

  20. Omolade Ayodele

    October 23, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Dangote story tell me l will soon be up there.

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