Dangote reclaims top position on Forbes Africa’s billionaire list

Aliko Dangote, chief executive officer of Dangote Group, gestures after signing a factory construction contract with Sinoma International Engineering Co. Ltd. in Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Dangote Cement has expanded capacity five-fold in the last four years as the company invested outside its home market. Photographer: Tom Saater/Bloomberg

Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote has reclaimed his post as the richest person in Africa, according to Forbes Real-Time Billionaires.


Last week, South African business tycoon, Johann Ruper, took over the position from Dangote.


According to the ranking as of January 8, Dangote’s net worth improved by $10 million to $10.1 billion while Rupert’s net worth as of January 8 was $10 billion, down from $10.7 billion as of January 30, 2023.


Dangote, the head of Dangote Group is ranked 191st on the Forbes list, while Rupert is ranked 197th worldwide.