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Mike Adenuga Make Forbes List of Billionaires

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Two Nigerians, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and telecoms Magnate, Mike Adenuga emerged as the two richest individuals in the continent in a list released by American business magazine, Forbes. Dangote with a net value of 13.8 billion dollars made the list as the 51 st richest man in the world while Adenuga, whose total assets was put at about 2 billion dollars shared the    556 th with some businessmen. While Dangote was listed as having made his fortunes from  sugar, flour and cement trading, Adenuga was curiously listed as having made his fortune from banking. This is curious because even though Adenuga owns a bank, Equitorial Trust Bank, his major business is in telecommunications. Another telecoms magnate, Carlos Slim Helu, a Mexican and his family are regarded as the richest man in the world with a total net worth of about $74 Billion while Microsoft founder and chief Operating Officer, Bill Gates is second on the list with  total assets valued at $56 Billion. Another American, Warren Buffet, whose assets were valued at $50 billion who was fifth last year dislodged Frenchman Bernard Arnault ($41b) from the third position. Arnault came fourth while another American and Oracle founder, Larry Ellison ($39.5b) was a close fifth. In all 32 Americans were in the first 100 list while about 6 Indians also made the cut. The Russian society is definitely benefitting from the adopted democratic political structure as about 14 Russians were also in the first 100. They overtake the Saudis who could only produce  2 solitary members of the elite 100 group. Prominent international figures who  made the 100 1 cut include oil magnate and football  team owner, Abramovic of Chelsea FC fame with total asset base of $13.4 billion came about three  steps behind Nigeria's Dangote at 53 rd position. Supermarket tycoon, Christy  Watson and family who have always hovered around the first three spots for the past ten years is in distant 10 th position with a consolidated asset base of  $26.5billion. Four siblings of  Christy Walton were also placed at the  top echelon of  moneybags in the world with Jim, Alice , Robson and another unidentified family member in the group. Nigeria has always led the continent in the  list  of money bags since 1959 when Dehinde Anthonio Fernandez, was pronounced  as the richest black man in the United States by the much respected Ebony magazine.

In 2001, US -based Harry Akande was listed by Forbes as the sixth richest man in the world.Also in 2009, Chief Femi Otedola, an oil magnate made the forbes list. 

 
Rank Name Net Worth Age Source of Money Country of Citizenship

1 Carlos Slim Helu & family $74 B 71 telecom Mexico

2 Bill Gates $56 B 55 Microsoft United States
3 Warren Buffett $50 B 80 Berkshire Hathaway United States

4 Bernard Arnault $41 B 62 LVMH France
5 Larry Ellison $39.5 B 66 Oracle United States
6 Lakshmi Mittal $31.1 B 60 Steel India
7 Amancio Ortega $31 B 74 Zara Spain
8 Eike Batista $30 B 54 mining, oil Brazil
9 Mukesh Ambani $27 B 53 petrochemicals, oil & gas India

10 Christy Walton & family $26.5 B 56 Walmart United States

11 Li Ka-shing $26 B 82 Diversified Hong Kong
12 Karl Albrecht $25.5 B 91 Aldi Germany
13 Stefan Persson $24.5 B 63 H&M Sweden
14 Vladimir Lisin $24 B 54 Steel Russia
15 Liliane Bettencourt $23.5 B 88 L'Oreal France
16 Sheldon Adelson $23.3 B 77 casinos United States

17 David Thomson & family $23 B 53 media Canada
18 Charles Koch $22 B 75 Diversified United States

18 David Koch $22 B 70 Diversified United States
20 Jim Walton $21.3 B 63 Walmart United States
21 Alice Walton $21.2 B 61 Walmart United States
22 S. Robson Walton $21 B 67 Walmart United States

23 Kwok Thomas & Raymond & family $20 B N/A real estate Hong Kong

24 Larry Page $19.8 B 37 Google United States
24 Sergey Brin $19.8 B 37 Google United States
26 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud $19.6 B 56 Investments Saudi Arabia

27 Iris Fontbona & family $19.2 B N/A Mining Chile

28 Lee Shau Kee $19 B 83 real estate Hong Kong
29 Alexei Mordashov $18.5 B 45 Steel Russia
30 Michael Bloomberg $18.1 B 69 Bloomberg United States

30 Jeff Bezos $18.1 B 47 Amazon United States
32 Michele Ferrero & family $18 B 84 chocolates Italy

32 Mikhail Prokhorov $18 B 45 Investments Russia
34 Vladimir Potanin $17.8 B 50 nonferrous metals Russia

35 Alisher Usmanov $17.7 B 57 steel, telecom, stocks Russia

36 Azim Premji $16.8 B 65 Software India
36 Oleg Deripaska $16.8 B 43 aluminum Russia
38 Michael Otto & family $16.6 B 67 Retail Germany

39 German Larrea Mota Velasco & family $16 B 57 Mining Mexico

39 Rinat Akhmetov $16 B 44 steel, coal mines Ukraine

39 John Paulson $16 B 55 hedge funds United States

42 Shashi & Ravi Ruia $15.8 B 67 Diversified India

43 Mikhail Fridman $15.1 B 46 oil, banking, telecom Russia

44 Michael Dell $14.6 B 46 Dell United States
44 Susanne Klatten $14.6 B 48 BMW, pharmaceuticals Germany

46 Steve Ballmer $14.5 B 54 Microsoft United States

46 George Soros $14.5 B 80 hedge funds United States

48 Berthold & Theo Jr. Albrecht & family $14.4 B N/A Aldi, Trader Joes Germany

49 Birgit Rausing & family $14 B 87 packaging Sweden

50 Vagit Alekperov $13.9 B 60 Lukoil Russia
51 Aliko Dangote $13.8 B 53 sugar, flour, cement Nigeria

52 Mark Zuckerberg $13.5 B 26 Facebook United States

53 Anne Cox Chambers $13.4 B 91 Cox Enterprises United States

53 Roman Abramovich $13.4 B 44 steel, investments Russia

55 Jorge Paulo Lemann $13.3 B 71 beer Brazil
56 Savitri Jindal & family $13.2 B 60 Steel India
57 Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor & family $13 B 59 real estate United Kingdom

57 Paul Allen $13 B 58 Microsoft, investments United States

57 Viktor Vekselberg $13 B 53 oil, metals Russia
60 Phil Knight $12.7 B 73 Nike United States
61 Robert Kuok $12.5 B 87 Diversified Malaysia
61 Carl Icahn $12.5 B 75 leveraged buyouts United States

63 Mohammed Al Amoudi $12.3 B 66 oil Saudi Arabia
64 Donald Bren $12 B 78 real estate United States
64 Ron Perelman $12 B 68 leveraged buyouts United States

66 Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez & family $11.9 B 79 Mining Mexico

67 Francois Pinault & family $11.5 B 74 Retail France

68 Joseph Safra $11.4 B 72 banking Brazil
69 Abigail Johnson $11.3 B 49 Fidelity United States

70 Viktor Rashnikov $11.2 B 62 Steel Russia
71 Leonardo Del Vecchio $11 B 75 eyewear Italy
72 John Fredriksen $10.7 B 66 shipping Cyprus
72 Stefan Quandt $10.7 B 44 BMW Germany
74 James Simons $10.6 B 72 hedge funds United States

75 Luis Carlos Sarmiento $10.5 B 78 banking Colombia

75 Horst Paulmann & family $10.5 B 76 Retail Chile

77 Nasser Al-Kharafi & family $10.4 B 67 construction Kuwait

77 Eliodoro, Bernardo & Patricia Matte $10.4 B N/A paper Chile

79 Sammy Ofer & family $10.3 B 89 shipping Israel
80 Len Blavatnik $10.1 B 53 Access Industries United States

81 Hans Rausing $10 B 84 packaging Sweden
81 Ernesto Bertarelli & family $10 B 45 biotech Switzerland

81 John Mars $10 B 74 candy, pet food United States

81 Jacqueline Mars $10 B 71 candy, pet food United States

81 Forrest Mars $10 B 79 candy, pet food United States

81 Klaus-Michael Kuhne $10 B 73 shipping Germany
81 Gautam Adani $10 B 48 commodities, infrastructure India

88 Iskander Makhmudov $9.9 B 47 mining, metals, machinery Russia

89 Johanna Quandt $9.8 B 84 BMW Germany
89 George Kaiser $9.8 B 68 oil & gas, banking United States

89 Maria-Elisabeth & Georg Schaeffler $9.8 B N/A ball bearings Germany

92 German Khan $9.6 B 49 oil, banking, telecom Russia

93 Ananda Krishnan $9.5 B 72 telecom Malaysia
93 Dmitry Rybolovlev $9.5 B 44 fertilizer Russia
95 Robin Li $9.4 B 42 Internet China
96 Serge Dassault & family $9.3 B 85 aviation France

97 Kumar Birla $9.2 B 43 commodities India
97 Petr Kellner $9.2 B 46 insurance Czech Republic

99 Leonid Mikhelson $9.1 B 55 Natural gas Russia
100 Cheng Yu- tung $9 B 85 real estate Hong Kong
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