Dangote 68th Most Powerful Person – Forbes

According to a recent list of the 72 most powerful people by Forbes Magazine, President/Chief Executive, Dangote Industries Ltd, Aliko Dangote has been ranked 68th World’s most powerful person.

Africa’s foremost billionaire is one of only two Africans to appear on this year’s list. Africa’s most powerful man is Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. He is ranked 51st on the power list. Dangote is the second most powerful man in Africa.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin is ranked number one on the list followed by President of United States, Barack Obama, Chinese President, Xi Jinping, Pope Francis and Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor.

Africa's richest man Dangote Ranked Among 100 Most Powerful People in the World

Aliko Dangote

The Magazine writing on Dangote stated, “Heralded by some as the face of the new Nigeria, Africa’s richest man is looking beyond cement, sugar and flour, the three commodities that built his fortune  to the oil business. In April he announced $9 billion in financing from a consortium of local and international lenders to construct a private oil refinery and fertilizer and petrochemical complex in the country.”

It should be recalled that Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC) recently ranked Dangote as one of the 25 most influential people in the world in terms of having a profound impact on business and finance.

A CNBC spokesman said: They have disrupted industries, sparked change and exercised an influence far beyond their own companies. As CNBC embarks on its second quarter-century, it faces a world completely altered from when it started.

In its latest survey CNBC, global financial and business outfit ranked Dangote as 23rd among the first 25 people who have impacted the business world most since 1989. Apple Computers founder Steve Jobs topped the list followed by, Bill Gates, with other names on the list including Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, Sergey Brin, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt.

Other notable names on the 25-man list included Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Bogle, Larry Ellison, Rupert Murdoch, Jack Welch, Narayana Murthy, Howard Schuldt, Bernard Arnault and Li Ka-shing. Also on the list are Carl Icahn, Meg Whitman, Amancio Ortega, Michael Bloomberg, Sandy Weill, Cher Wang, Martha Stewart and Carlos Slim. Influential persons

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