Nigeria News - Forbes Magazine has declared Aliko Dangote as the world’s richest African in the world, just as the world’s richest black woman, Folorunsho Alakija, is conspicuously missing in the magazine ranking of the 21 most wealthy Nigerians.
Alakija, an oil tycoon and fashion designer, allegedly worth at least $3.2 billion edged out African American Oprah Winfrey, worth more than $2.7 billion, in Forbes 2012 register of most wealthy very dark people.
although, Forbes said the value of shares held in cited businesses, size and market share of their businesses, number of businesses they own and its presumed value and the impact of the businesses on the Nigerian finances were the yardstick utilised in compiling the new register.
Full list of the most wealthy 21 are Aliko Dangote, founder of Dangote Group, most wealthy man in Africa and most wealthy black man in the world; microphone Adenuga, Conoil, Equitorial Trust Bank, Globacom; Femi Otedola, Zenon Oil
and Gas; Orji Uzor Kalu, Slok Group; Cosmos Maduka, Coscharis Group; Jimoh Ibrahim, Nicon Insurance, Global Fleet; Jim Ovia, Zenith Bank, Visafone; Pascal Dozie, MTN Nigeria, Diamond Bank; Oba Otudeko, Honeywell Group Nigeria; Sayyu Dantata, MRS Group.
Others are Umaru Abdul Mutallab, former Chairman First Bank Plc, Mutallab Group; Samuel Adedoyin, Doyin Group; Dele Fajemirokun, Chairman Aiico Insurance, Xerox Nigeria, Chicken Republic, Kings Guards; Cletus Ibeto, Ibeto Group; Raymond Dokpesi, Daar Communication, AIT; Tony Ezenna, Orange Group; Molade Okoya Thomas, Chairman CFAO Nig and other six french companies; Ifeanyi Ubah, Capital oil and gas; Leo Stan Ekeh, Zinox Computer; Fola Adeola, GTBank; Ade Ojo, Elizade Motors Nig Ltd, Distributor of Toyota cars.