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Bill Gates Back On Top as World’s Richest Man, Aliko Dangote is Still Africa’s No 1 – Forbes



Bill Gates & Aliko Dangote - March 2014 - BellaNaija

And the richest men in the world are…

Forbes Magazine presents its annual listing of the world’s richest men. Over 1,645 billionaires with an aggregate networth of $6.4 trillion, up $5.4 trillion from last year, were found by the Forbes team.

Women are proving they run the world; a new record profiles 42 new women billionaires, making it 172 women in total.

After a 4-year hiatus, Bill Gates is back as the World’s richest person. He retakes the crown from telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico who sat high on the number 1 spot for the past four years.

Bill Gates’ fortune rose by $9 billion.

Aliko Dangote is forever an Oga at the Top; the Dangote Group CEO is still Africa’s richest man.

Aliko who recently spoke to BBC on his business, moves up 20 spots, breaking into the top 25.

Top 5

  1. Bill Gates, Microsoft – $76 Billion
  2. Carlos Slim Helu and family, Telecom – $72 Billion
  3. Amancio Ortega, Zara – $64 Billion
  4. Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway – $58.2 Billion
  5. Larry Ellison, Oracle – $48 Billion

To view the full list and networth, click here



    March 4, 2014 at 1:40 am

    Bill Gates made his billions honorably without taking his governments money or diverting contracts in his name. i personally have no respect for an african billionaire because i know he has dont it on the backs of many people.

    • Setting the record straight

      March 21, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      This is a very ethnocentric argument. To suggest that every African billionaire that earns a fortune is because they stole the small wealth from the people is just a disgusting statement that is sadly used often by ignorant people who know nothing of africa. In case you have ben hiding under a rock Africa… All of Africa is on a tremendous growth trend upwards ! This is the effects of a hard working billionaire that used a loan, which he already paid back, from his already wealthy family . The nigerian government is not perfect and many people do use it for their advantage however, Mr. Dangote is not one of them. Thank you

    • Mimi

      November 29, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      I don’t think you know what you are saying……..please read the news and don’t be back benchers, go deep to the roots of exactly who the DANGOTE’S are…..

    • Aderibole Timothy

      March 1, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Hmmmmmmmmm! I know God we use the opportunity to bless u more and more IJN Amen.

  2. frannie

    March 4, 2014 at 3:36 am

    amma be on that list soon…wink wink

  3. @edDREAMZ

    March 4, 2014 at 4:45 am

    God, this people are stupidly rich, badstadly rich but we are going to reach there…..

  4. Bossom

    March 4, 2014 at 5:43 am

    Somebody tell OAP Freeze that Michael kors has joined the list of billionaires in fashion. Freeze we’re waiting for the day you’ll make that list. Parrot mouth.


    March 4, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Great minds inspire me to be better

  6. Chu-Chu

    March 4, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Lmao @ blossom

  7. Modella

    March 4, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Thank God I made the list..woop woop!!!


    March 4, 2014 at 8:26 pm


  9. fato

    March 20, 2014 at 1:25 am

    God bless bigmen.

  10. peterfancy

    March 29, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    either by loan or not, dangote is still the number 1 african richest man. just pray for your own no time for jealous

  11. Goziem Godwin

    April 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Breathing! End of the begining!

  12. muhammed ibrahim

    April 22, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Allah is the source of there wealth. he is ever rich and ever ready to give it to his servants who ask of it. oh Allah let those in possession of your wealth uses it for good.

  13. Kenn

    May 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Well done to my brother, Aliko Dangote. We Nigerians are happy for you.

  14. Barry O. Adamsb

    May 30, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Yes! There are so many other very personality within the African continent. Many have actually stolen their Country blind. And especially, in Nigeria, where majority of the rich got their wealth through dubious means.

  15. sphe mvemve

    July 5, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Danki mr dangote by reprsntng africa plz help ur country…

  16. Anonymous

    July 12, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Personally Am Inspired By Any Fortunate Man/woman Though Imay Not Make It To Billions But Am Sure A Millionaire Would Do Better On My Side,Die Rich Or Live Happy,Thats The Rule!

  17. kev de luke

    August 2, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    any Nigerian man na thief and make their money at the expense n happiness of others.

    • frances

      October 6, 2014 at 12:42 am

      Your eye reach am? Thief no dey for your country?

  18. mekus

    August 9, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    i proud if dangote…..His really making africa proud…Say more power to his elbo….will be there soon sha….i no send jelous people anyway

  19. TCcassian TCcassian

    August 12, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    To hell with them.


      August 26, 2014 at 7:44 am

      Abubakar am realy suprise about my people my queton is why should i stop surpoting africa or NIGERIA

  20. fazil baig

    September 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    every 1 iz da race of richest person in the world but sum have opportunity n sum have technique 2 double
    your money so in short i have a technique to double ur money in 1 year through Forex trading but i have no capital to invest so any millionaire or billionaire…going 2 be a trillionaire contact me through my email ill show u a real money trading history on my account and also manage your account

  21. Mohammed G .A.

    September 24, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    time is limit,so I believe anytime,any day,any were,through d helps of almighty Allah thing will change to my side despite d stragglers situation now,one day my name is ‘ll d favours of GOD.l,M richest now.I claimed it by willing of creation.ameen

    • Aderibole Timothy

      March 1, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Amen ooooo Ijn

  22. frances

    October 6, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Pls stop d hatred. Only very poor and jealous people say rubbish like that. Are u an eye witness to dangote source of Fortune? Did he still ur father’s money? If u want to know what corruption is then try and make research on south/central american countries, or even USA don’t just sit there and nurture hatred and jealousy. Or is it bcos no one from ur country is on d list? Try to be there next time when they are compiling the list

  23. nwineedam lawson

    October 8, 2014 at 9:50 am

    he work hard to reach there no matter their gossip or jealousy he is there

  24. Micheal

    October 11, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Mr Dangote is a Nigerian who made his fortune in cement, flour and sugar, is worth an estimated $16bn (£10bn) and has topped the Forbes list of Africa’s richest men for the past three years.

  25. salisu a sheriff

    October 15, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    this is very good news Dangote may God bless ur wealth pls and pls help poor people in our country.

  26. jonathan

    November 3, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Count nigeria out of this issue because nigeria is a blessed country

  27. paul collins

    November 16, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    nice,the league is progressing but we are suffering.

  28. faith will

    December 18, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    dis is gud people,1 tin let dem help

  29. Solution

    May 28, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    I congra dangote 4 is fortune but l 2 use dis privilege 2 say tans 2 mr babatunde raji fasola 4 wat is don 4 lagos may almigth god continiu bless him nd is family but pray oneday god wil let see him phisically so dat l can be able 2 expose my feeling 4 him

  30. Choice

    December 2, 2015 at 10:55 am


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