Forbes Release 2015 Billionaires List, Checkout The 5 Nigerian That Make The Cut

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Forbes billionaire list 2015 has been released and the the usual suspects like Bill Gates retains the top spot,  Five Nigerians made the cut - Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga, Folorunsho Alakija, Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu. Orji Uzor Kalu and Tony Elumelu who made the list last year were dropped off the list this year.

Bill Gates is still the richest man in the world. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is now the 16th richest man in the world. The youngest billionaire in the world is 24 year old Evan Spiegel, the co-founder of photo- messaging app, Snapchat.

The 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. The country that lost the most ground by far was Russia, which now has 88 billionaires down from 111, less than not just the U.S. and China but now also Germany and India.




See the comprehensive list after the cut:

1. Bill Gates
Net Worth: $79.2 B
Source of wealth: Microsoft

2. Carlos Slim Helu & family
Net Worth: $77.1 B
Source of wealth: telecom

3. Warren Buffett
Net Worth: $72.7 B
Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway

4. Amancio Ortega
Net Worth: $64.5 B
Source of wealth: Zara

5. Larry Ellison
Net Worth: $54.3 B
Source of wealth: Oracle

6. Charles Koch
Net Worth: $42.9 B
Source of wealth: diversified

6. David Koch
Net Worth: $42.9 B
Source of wealth: diversified

8. Christy Walton & family
Net Worth: $41.7 B
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

9. Jim Walton
Net Worth: $40.6 B
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

10. Liliane Bettencourt & family
Net Worth: $40.1 B
Source of wealth: L’Oreal

11. Alice Walton
Net Worth: $39.4 B
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

12. S. Robson Walton
Net Worth: $39.1 B
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

13. Bernard Arnault & family
Net Worth: $37.2 B
Source of wealth: LVMH

14. Michael Bloomberg
Net Worth: $35.5 B
Source of wealth: Bloomberg LP

15. Jeff Bezos
Net Worth: $34.8 B
Source of wealth: Amazon.com

16. Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: $33.4 B
Source of wealth: Facebook

17. Li Ka-shing
Net Worth: $33.3 B
Source of wealth: diversified

18. Sheldon Adelson
Net Worth: $31.4 B
Source of wealth: casinos

19. Larry Page
Net Worth: $29.7 B
Source of wealth: Google

20. Sergey Brin
Net Worth: $29.2 B
Source of wealth: Google

21. Georg Schaeffler
Net Worth: $26.9 B
Source of wealth: ball bearings

22. Forrest Mars Jr
Net Worth: $26.6 B
Source of wealth: candy

22. Jacqueline Mars
Net Worth: $26.6 B
Source of wealth: candy

22. John Mars
Net Worth: $26.6 B
Source of wealth: candy

25. David Thomson & family
Net Worth: $25.5 B
Source of wealth: media

26. Jorge Paulo Lemann
Net Worth: $25 B
Source of wealth: beer

27. Lee Shau Kee
Net Worth: $24.8 B
Source of wealth: real estate

28. Stefan Persson
Net Worth: $24.5 B
Source of wealth: H&M

29. George Soros
Net Worth: $24.2 B
Source of wealth: hedge funds

29. Wang Jianlin
Net Worth: $24.2 B
Source of wealth: real estate

31. Carl Icahn
Net Worth: $23.5 B
Source of wealth: investments

32. Maria Franca Fissolo & family
Net Worth: $23.4 B
Source of wealth: Nutella, chocolates

33. Jack Ma
Net Worth: $22.7 B
Source of wealth: e-commerce

34. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud
Net Worth: $22.6 B
Source of wealth: investments

35. Steve Ballmer
Net Worth: $21.5 B
Source of wealth: Microsoft

35. Phil Knight
Net Worth: $21.5 B
Source of wealth: Nike

37. Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr.
Net Worth: $21.3 B
Source of wealth: supermarkets

38. Li Hejun
Net Worth: $21.1 B
Source of wealth: solar power equipment

39. Mukesh Ambani
Net Worth: $21 B
Source of wealth: petrochemicals, oil & gas

40. Leonardo Del Vecchio
Net Worth: $20.4 B
Source of wealth: eyeglasses

41. Len Blavatnik
Net Worth: $20.2 B
Source of wealth: diversified

41. Tadashi Yanai & family
Net Worth: $20.2 B
Source of wealth: retail

43. Charles Ergen
Net Worth: $20.1 B
Source of wealth: Dish Network

44. Dilip Shanghvi
Net Worth: $20 B
Source of wealth: pharmaceuticals

45. Laurene Powell Jobs & family
Net Worth: $19.5 B
Source of wealth: Apple, Disney

46. Dieter Schwarz
Net Worth: $19.4 B
Source of wealth: retail

47. Michael Dell
Net Worth: $19.2 B
Source of wealth: Dell

48. Azim Premji
Net Worth: $19.1 B
Source of wealth: software

49. Theo Albrecht Jr & family
Net Worth: $19 B
Source of wealth: Aldi, Trader Joe’s

50. Michael Otto & family
Net Worth: $18.1 B
Source of wealth: retail, real estate


67. Aliko Dangote
Net Worth: $14.7 B
Source of wealth: cement, sugar, flour


393. Mike Adenuga
Net Worth: $4.2 B
Source of wealth: telcom, oil


949. Folorunsho Alakija
Net Worth: $1.9 B
Source of wealth:  oil


1741. Femi Otedola
Net Worth: $1 B
Source of wealth:  oil and gas


1741. Abdulsamad Rabiu
Net Worth: $1 B
Source of wealth:  cement, sugar, flour
DRraze at 06:16 PM, 2 Mar 15 (2 years ago)
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Net worth: £33b
Source of wealth: Unemployed Graduate
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Source of wealth: Unemployed Graduate
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