Forbes has released its annual list of the world’s billionaires for 2023, revealing surprises and changes in rankings.
Among the list were three Nigerians: Aliko Dangote, Abdul Samad Rabiu and Mike Adenuga.
Aliko Dangote retained his position as the richest African with a net worth of $14.2 billion, while Abdul Samad Rabiu saw a significant rise in his net worth from $7.6 billion a few months ago to $8.2 billion in April 2023, making him the 249th richest person globally.
Mike Adenuga’s net worth dropped from $7.3 billion to $6.1 billion, ranking him as the 418th richest person in the world.
Another surprise name on the list is 90-year-old Nathan Kirsh from Swaziland, with a net worth of $6.5 billion, making him the 6th ranked African billionaire.