Forbes List: Dangote Now Richer Than Trump, Abramovich & Oprah Winfrey Combined
These three are Billionaires in dollars, but other than disparity in investment interests, race, religion etc., there is recently recorded difference between Aliko Dangote, Roman Abramovich, Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey: Dangote is now richer than the other three put together.
According to Forbes’ 2016 list of Earth’s Billionaires, you will add up the wealth of boastful US presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, Chelsea owner Abramovich and World richest black woman, Oprah Winfrey, and Dangote is still $300 million richer than the combination.
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari’s economic policies have hurt Aliko Dangote’s economic escalation. He has lost about $300 million dollars as a result, but he still is worth $15.4 billion dollars to remain the richest person in black skin and the wealthiest African.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump is valued at $4.5 Billion, Abramovich at $7.6 Billion and Oprah at $3.0 Billion.
Dangote is also wealthier than all the Nigerians on the Forbes list combined; among them are Mike Adenuga at $10 billion (103rd), Femi Otedola at $1.8 Billion (1,011th), Folorunsho Alakija at $1.6 Billion (1,121st) and Abdulsamad Rabiu at $1.1 Billion (1,577th).
In 2015, Dangote and 61 other Billionaires were richer than half the population of the world. In one year however, due to rise in prices of commodities and other factors globally, the number of Billionaires has dropped as 16 Billionaires have dropped out to leave the number at 1810 Billionaires.
The fall in oil prices have also negatively affected the fortunes of Nigeria’s richest woman, Folorunsho Alakija.