Forbes names Aliko Dangote 2nd most powerful man in Africa

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has been named the second most powerful man in Africa, coming behind Egyptian President, Abdel el-Sisi.

Dangote, who is the President of Dangote Group, was also named in the list of top 100 most powerful people in the world.

Also, 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.

Dangote came 2nd in Africa and was named the 68th most powerful man on earth.

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.

Former U.S. President, Barack Obama was placed 48th on the list.

Leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis was in fifth place, while world’s richest man, Bill Gates, comes in the 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 are the most powerful that make the world turn.



  1. No human makes the world turn. Most of the people in the “top 100 most powerful ” are the ones causing global degradation.

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