Africa vs USA: Jeff Bezos, America’s richest man is worth $160 billion, Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest, is worth $13.8 billion. See 5 others

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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.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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