Richest Black man and President of Dangote Group, Mr. Aliko Dangote, was, this weekend, named one of the 100 most powerful people in the world by Forbes Magazine.
The sugar and cement boss happened to be the only other Black who made the list apart from President of the United States, Barack Obama, who was listed at number 71 just above the top Republican Party contender for the US presidency, Donald Trump, who was listed at number 72.
President of Egypt, Abdel el-Sisi, was the only other African listed apart from Dangote and he was placed at number 49, under North Korean leader Kin Jong-un who came in at number 46.
The Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, occupied the number one spot followed by the Prime Minister of Germany, Angela Merkel, who came in at second place, pushing Obama to the third position.
The list had other powerful people like Pope Francis occupying the fourth position just under Obama, while the Chinese Prime Minister, Xi Jinping, was number five on the list.
The world’s richest men, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, were placed at number six and 13 respectively, while Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) placed 23rd on the list.
Last month, Dangote was named among the 50 world most influential personalities by renowned business news platform, Bloomberg.