AlhajiA�Aliko DangoteA�remains Africaa��s richest with a net worth of $12.2 billion, according toA�Forbes.
This is an increase of $100 million from his worth last year. Dangote is the continental richest for the seventh year in a row.
OtherA�NigeriansA�on the African list are Globacom Chairman Mike Adenuga ($5.3 billion) adjudged the fifth richest in Africa and Mrs Folorunsho Alakija ($1.6 billion) rated the 15th richest in Africa.
Following after Dangote in the AfricanA�richA�list is diamond mining heir Nicky Oppenheimer of South Africa ($7.7 billion) up $700 million last year.
Forbes said:A�a�?Dangote is looking beyond cement a��his most valuable asset a�� and has been investing in a fertiliser production company and a large oil refinery. Dangote Fertiliser is expected to start operations in the second quarter this year.a�?