Aliko Dangote becomes the 65th richest man in the world

President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is now the 65th richest man in the world.

The multimillionaire moved spot from being the 103rd richest person in the world to the 65th position after he gained $5.8bn within 24 hours with a total net worth of $16.6billon. He has remained the richest man in Africa for eight consecutive years.

According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Dangote whose wealth had dropped to $9.63 billion on January 1, 2019, from $10.5 billion at the end of last year, 2018, reportedly gained $10.8 billion on Monday, February 25. His net worth increased by 23 per cent from $13.5bn on February 26, 2018, to $16.6bn, making him the 65th richest person in the world.

Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, remains the richest person in the world with a total net worth of $136bn while Bill Gates and Warren Buffett occupied the second and third positions respectively with $98.4bn and $83bn net worth.