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Dangote bounces back, reclaims Africa’s richest man’s position



After just a week, Nigerian industrialist, Aliko Dangote, has reclaimed his post as the richest person in Africa, overtaking South African Businessman Johann Rupert who pipped him to the position.

According to Forbes Real-Time Billionaires, as of January 8, Dangote’s net worth improved by $10 million to $10.1 billion while Rupert’s net worth as of January 8 was $10 billion, down from $10.7 billion as of January 30, 2023.

Last week, South African business tycoon, Johann Rupert, took over the position from Dangote.

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

The Nigerian businessman became Nigeria’s first billionaire in 2007.

He reportedly added $9.2 billion to his personal wealth in 2013, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making him the 30th-richest person in the world at the time and the richest person in Africa.

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