- Forbes notes that within the year in focus, there were rapid-fire public offerings, surging cryptocurrencies, and skyrocketing stock prices
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, it includes 14 African billionaires, with the President/Chief Executive of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, retaining the number one spot on the continent.
Other Nigerians who made the top-6 spot include Chairman of Globacom and Conoil Plc, 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 placing 5th and was ranked 440th in the world.
Climbing up the billionaires’ ladder is the BUA group boss – Abdulsamad Rabiu who saw his fortune rise from $3.1bn in 2020 to a stunning $5.5bn in 2021.
With the $2.2bn gain, Rabiu now sits pretty as the 6th richest in Africa and the 574th billionaire in the world.
Other Africans who made the top-6 category include one Egyptian and two South Africans.
The Egyptian, Nassef Sawiris comes in second place in Africa and is ranked 297th on the list with a net worth of $8.5bn.
Away from Africa, the founder, and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos retained his spot as the world’s richest with a net worth of $177bn. He is followed by Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla with $151bn.
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