According to the 2018 Forbes ranking, America’s richest man, founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is worth $160 billion. He’s closely followed by Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, who is worth $97 billion.
Investor Warren Buffet and Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg follow with $88.3 billion and $61 billion respectively.
Larry Ellison who is into software and Larry Page of Google come next with $58.4 billion and $53.4 billion respectively.
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The above are the six American richest persons in 2018.
In comparison, Forbes 2018 says, Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote is also Africa’s richest person with a net worth of $13.8 billion. He is even the richest black person in the world.
Dangote is followed by another Nigerian, Mike Adenuga, owner of Globacom, a telecommunication firm in Nigeria and some west African countries. He is worth $4.6 billion.
South African gold magnate Patrice Motsepe with $2.9 billion comes third. He is followed by another South African Diamonds mining magnate Byaruhanga Kimberly Junior who is worth $2.8 billion.
Nigeria’s Folorunsho Alakija with $2.5 billion comes fifth and Mo Ibrahim, a British billionaire of Sudanese Nubian ancestry,who has been on the Forbes Billionaire list since 2008 and in 2012 is in sixth position with a net worth of $1.1 billion.