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Forbes Ranking: Aliko Dangote Drops As 19-year Old Joins World’s Richest Billionaires



According to the latest ranking released by Forbes, world’s richest man, Bill Gates, still maintains the top position of world’s richest men for the third year running as Africa’s only man initially on the top 50 list dropped to 51st after being 37th on the list.



The Nigerian business mogul and philanthropist amassed a wealth of $15.4 billion during the period under review as against the $25 billion he
had last year to stand as the richest on the continent.



The surprise addition to this year’s list of world’s billionaires is the young 19-year-old Norweagian professional dressage rider from Norway. Miss
Alexandra Andresen is a descendant of a family which made its fortun through tobacco.

In 1849 her great, great, great grandfather founded what was to become Norway’s leading
cigarette producer but in 2005, the family sold the company for ethical reasons, netting $500 million.

Andresen, is ranked 1,476 among the 1,810 people on the list while her sister, Katharina, 20,is the second youngest on the list.

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