African Farmer Richer than Oprah, Facebook Founder and Roman Abramovich06:24 - Friday 18 March 2011 - In Categories World News, Money, World Videos
African landowner and businessman Aliko Dangote is one of the world’s richest men, according to the latest Forbes magazine rich list.
According to the annual US publication, Dangote is worth £10 billion, making him richer than Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich, Apples’ Steve Jobs, Rupert Murdoch and Oprah Winfrey.
The Nigerian’s Dangote Group is Africa’s largest corporation with stakes in a diverse range of industries including food, construction, real estate and telecommunications.
Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, said: ‘When the producer of the BBC documentary described Dangote as the wealthiest black man in the world, several people challenged him.
‘Well, Forbes just released their wealth list today and you guessed it; Dangote is not only the richest black man, he is also richer than Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook.’