Forbes 2015 Richest Billionaire: Dangote Slips As 5 Nigerians Make The List

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Breaking reports emerging suggest that five Nigerians have made the list of Forbes Richest Billionaire 2015.

The names of the Nigerians are: Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga, Folorunsho Alakija, Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu.

According to Forbes Publication, Bill Gates still remains the richest man in the world with a net worth of $79.2 billion, followed by Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu at No. 2 ($77.1 billion) and the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett ($72.7 billion), at No. 3.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly now the 16th richest man in the world, while the youngest billionaire in the world is 24 year old Evan Spiegel, the co-founder of photo- messaging app, Snapchat.

NBC reported that, a record 1,826 individuals made the list in 2015, up from 1,645 in 2014, with an average net worth of $3.86 billion, down a smidgen ($60 million) from last year. All told, the lucky few have a total net worth of $7.05 trillion, up from $6.4 trillion last year.

Forbes further revealed that this year’s biggest loser in dollar terms is Aliko Dangote of Nigeria, whose fortune dropped to $14.7 billion from $25 billion last year, propelled downward by a weaker Nigerian currency and shrinking demand for cement, his largest asset.

He still retains the title of Africa’s richest man.

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