Dangote reclaims top spot from Rupert on Forbes Africa’s billionaire list

Aliko Dangote has regained his position as the richest person in Africa, according to Forbes Real-Time Billionaires.

The Nation had reported on Thursday, January 4, that South African business mogul Johann Ruper dethroned Nigerian Aliko Dangote to emerge as Africa’s wealthiest man.

The Forbes Daily billionaires ranking platform, which tracks daily changes to the net worth of the most high-net-worth individuals across the world, showed that Dangote’s net worth improved by $10 million to $10.1 billion as of January 8, 2024.

He overtook Johann Rupert, South African luxury goods tycoon and his family.

Rupert’s net worth as at January 8 was $10 billion, down from $10.7 billion as at January 30, 2023.

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

He also remains Africa’s richest man on the Bloomberg Billionaire Index.

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