Dangote’s richer than Facebook founder…as Forbes releases World ’s Richest People list

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Forbes magazine yesterday, released the 2011 World’s Richest People list with Nigeria’s own industrialist, Aliko Dangote rated as the 51st Richest man in the world, with  a networth of $13.8bn and richer than Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg  who made the list for the first time with a networth of $13.5bn at the 52nd position.

Despite the recent political crisis  in Egypt, the Arab country led other African countries with 8 billionaires on the list , followed by  South Africa  with 4 billionaires,  while Nigeria  came 3rd with 2 billionaires. Chief Mike Adenuga  joined Dangote on the Forbes’ list rated 597 in the world, and worth $2bn. However,  Dangote, according to Forbes is the richest African .

Globally, Mexico’s Carlos Slim Helú is holding on to the title of world’s richest man – for the 2nd year running, worth  $74bn  while  Bill Gates is 2nd and worth $58bn.

See the top 10 richest people, below.

Name Networth

1.  Carlos Slim Helú & Family          $71bn

2. Bill Gates                                        $56bn

3. Warren Buffet                                $50bn

4.Bernard Arnault                             $41bn

5.Larry Ellison(Oracle)                     $39.5bn

6.Lakshmi Mittal                               $31.1bn

7.Amancio Ortega                              $31bn

8.Eike Batista                                     $30 bn

9.  Mukesh Ambani                           $27 bn

10.Christy Walton & family             $26.5 bn

Forbes’ list also revealed that Facebook, the social networking giant, with over 500million members, produced 6 billionaires that included Co-founders, Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Saverin, and Facebook’s first president, Sean Parker.

Slim Helú, Gates, Dangote and Zuckerberg

With this year’s list,  Forbes marked  25years of publishing the World’s Rich list breaking two records: the highest number of billionaires (1,210) and  a  combined wealth  of $4.5 trillion(the highest ever.)

Also, China and Russia  joined the United States as countries with over a 100 billionaires. China now has 115 and Russia 101.


Dan_Fulani (m) at 10-03-2011 07:03AM
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An impressive list. That is alot of wealth concentrated in a few families. I hope these super
 rich people remember to help the less fortunate people in many regions of the world. Lots
of people are hungry, homeless, and desperastely need help to survive.

dan fulani
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Hollermeelaycon (m) at 10-03-2011 10:36AM
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O.k i wud get der 2.

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AlphaOscar (m) at 10-03-2011 12:10PM
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Quote from: Dan_Fulani on 10-03-2011 07:03AM

An impressive list. That is alot of wealth concentrated in a few families. I hope these super
 rich people remember to help the less fortunate people in many regions of the world. Lots
of people are hungry, homeless, and desperastely need help to survive.

dan fulani

Na today?, most of them are wicked and possessed that they will even want to take from those who are in need.
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moralemike07 (m) at 10-03-2011 12:21PM
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ma name is missing on d list.
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Neglito (m) at 10-03-2011 04:34PM
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Bill Gates and co ain't gat maney, just a chicken- change, when u tolk of maney think of The super rich NEGLITO. Founder, Neglito global group. net worth in euro 1.5 TRILLION. Corporate HQ. Neglito Towers. Orlu. Rep. of Biafra.
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i124q2 (m) at 10-03-2011 05:36PM
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Quote from: moralemike07 on 10-03-2011 12:21PM
ma name is missing on d list.

yea me too...bunch o' frickkkin racists
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i124q2 (m) at 10-03-2011 05:45PM
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Quote from: moralemike07 on 10-03-2011 12:21PM
ma name is missing on d list.

yea me too...bunch o' frickkkin racists
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estilizo (f) at 11-03-2011 09:09PM
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hnmmmmmm,too much money.

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estilizo (f) at 14-03-2011 01:28AM
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Quote from: moralemike07 on 10-03-2011 12:21PM
ma name is missing on d list.
lol,your name is there, check properly with microscope.LMAO.

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popo2009 (m) at 14-03-2011 01:45AM
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Quote from: moralemike07 on 10-03-2011 12:21PM
ma name is missing on d list.
hahah you that take Rice & Corn ad breakfast
hahah lo am just kidding
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popo2009 (m) at 14-03-2011 01:47AM
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Someday all these wealth will become nothing
Most of them have actaully done some evil things to get there.
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D4rk-Cuti3 (f) at 14-03-2011 02:10AM
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hhmmmm am so not surprised!!
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obuekwa (m) at 14-03-2011 02:22AM
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Doing something evil is a necessary condition to get there but not sufficient. Dangote got his wealth as a result of monopoly. He's virtually the only supplier of cement in Nigeria. So i'm not surprised. I don't think he pays tax. He should be paying personal income tax, corporate tax, and investment stuffs. The govt should use him as a major source of revenue.
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okwas (m) at 14-03-2011 02:24AM
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 NA THEM TURN BI THAT,AFTER MY OWN WILL COME HAHAHAHAHAHAH
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dukkieson (m) at 14-03-2011 03:56AM
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Quote from: popo2009 on 14-03-2011 01:47AM
Someday all these wealth will become nothing
Most of them have actaully done some evil things to get there.

What do you mean most of them? What is your proof. Say what you can prove to be true.
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KINGJHOE (m) at 14-03-2011 04:18AM
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THEY REMOVED BY NAME BY COURT RESTRAINING ORDER OMG......................................
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monday3 (m) at 14-03-2011 04:25AM
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my time is coming
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onyeanwunaokonk (m) at 14-03-2011 04:31AM
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dangote,s wealth comes from his military brothers in nigeria.they re only using him to cover up
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Omapri (f) at 14-03-2011 04:36AM
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mtchw wat do we care....go make ur own money n stp thinking abt dose who has already made it
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