Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Dangote drops to 67th on billionaires list

03 March 2015, 16:22

Abuja - Africa’s richest man and President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote dropped to 67th from 23rd on the 2015 Forbes billionaires released on Monday, Punch reports.

Dangote retained his position as Africa’s richest man on the 2015 Forbes billionaires’ list, despite the loss of $10.3bn of his fortune according to the list.

Four other Nigerians included on the list are, Mike Adenuga, Folorunsho Alakija, Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu.

Also read: Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes' list

Adenuga ranked 393, with a net worth of $4.2bn, down from 325 in 2014 when his net worth was calculated at $4.6bn.

Alakija dropped to the 949th position with a net worth of $2bn, from 687th on the billionaires’ list last year when she was worth $2.5bn.

Otedola and Rabiu were ranked 1,741 and 1,372, with net worth of $1bn each. While Otedola moved up, Rabiu lost $200m in the space of 12 months, according to Forbes.

Read more at Punch

- News 24


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...