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Dangote tops lists of Africa’s top gainers in 2013

02 January 2014, 12:00

Lagos - Africa’ richest man, Aliko Dangote, is the continent’s 2013 biggest gainer in terms of financial gains.

The Nigerian cement, sugar and floor tycoon’s net worth soared $10.1 billion, or 79 percent, through December 31, 2013, reports Forbes
Dangote added more to his fortune than any other African, thanks largely to the success of his cement company, which led to stellar financial results. The 57-year-old tycoon’s net worth increased to $22.9 billion, up from the $12.8 billion at the end of December 2012.

Another Nigerian, Nigeria’s richest woman, Folorunsho Alakija, secured the fourth spot as the continent’s biggest gainer in dollar terms in 2013. Her net worth grew by $1.9 billion during 2013 to $2.5 billion.

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