Africa's richest man has been named the second most powerful man in Africa behind yet another powerful man in Africa who came first.
President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote
Africa's richest man and President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has been named as the second most powerful man in Africa. He was named in the list of top 100 most powerful people in the world.
Russian President Vladimir Putin was named as the most powerful man on earth, followed by American President-elect, Donald Trump and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, as the 2nd and 3rd most powerful persons in the world respectively.
However, the Nigerian billionaire, Dangote came 2nd in Africa and was named the 68th most powerful man on earth.
The most powerful man in Africa is the President of Egypt, Abdel el-Sisi. He is the 44th most powerful man in the world.
Forbes in the latest edition of its 74 World Most Powerful People ranking list, indicated that the 64-year-old Putin was the most powerful in the world, ahead of Trump who was second on the list.
Ms. Merkel was ranked the third most powerful person in the world while outgoing U.S. President, Barack Obama placed 48th on the list.
The Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis was in fifth place; the world’s richest man, Bill Gates, come in seventh; Chinese President Xi Jinping came before the Pope in number four while the Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was the 10th most powerful person in the world.
Forbes reported that there are nearly 7.4 billion people on planet earth but the listed men and women as the most powerful make the world turn.
The magazine is well known for its lists and rankings, including its list of the richest Americans (the Forbes 400) and rankings of the world’s top companies (the Forbes Global 2000).