Aliko Dangote Among Forbes World’s Most Powerful
Africa’s richest man and Nigerian-born head of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has been named as the second most powerful person on the continent.
In the latest edition of its 74 world most powerful people, Forbes Magazine named billionaire Dangote along with 70 others including Russian President, Vladimir Putin; US President-Elect, Donald Trump; and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.
Mr Dangote is listed as number 71 ahead of Trump, and the 68th most powerful in the world for this year.
The business mogul has constantly featured on the list since 2013 when he was listed as the only black African among 100 most powerful persons on the planet.
As of 2013, Dangote was the only African listed among the most powerful people in the world before the Egyptian president, Abdel El-Sisi recently featured on the list.