Five Nigerians including Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga; Femi Otedola; Folorunso Alakija and Abdulsamad Rabiu were named in the Forbes 2016 World’s Billionaires’ list that was released on Tuesday.
The latest Forbes World Rich list profiled 1,810 billionaires across the globe.
While Dangote retained his number one position as the richest man in Africa, he was ranked 51 in the world.
The value of Dangote’s wealth was put at $15.4 billion.
Adenuga with total wealth of $10 billion was ranked 103 richest person in the world by Forbes.
Otedola, whose wealth was valued at $1.8 billion was ranked 1011 richest person in the world.
Alakija was placed 1121 on the list with her wealth put at $1.6 billion while Rabiu was ranked 1577 richest person in the world.
Bill Gates topped the list of the world’s richest billionaires for the 17th time in 22 years.
Though the 60-year-old Microsoft head is $4.2billion poorer than 2015, his net worth of $75billion put him in the top spot of the Forbes’ World Billionaires list for the third year in a row, after dethroning Mexico’s Carlos Slim Helu in 2014.
Helu came in fourth in Forbes’ 2016 list of 1 810 billionaires, behind Gates, Zara’s Amancio Ortega and business mogul Warren Buffett, respectively.
Others who made the top 10 include Amazon’s Jeff Bezos at fifth on the list, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook at sixth, Oracle’s Larry Ellison at seventh, Michael Bloomberg at eighth, and tied for ninth are David and Charles Koch.
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