Forbes Names Dangote Among 100 World’s Most Powerful People

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Forbes named Nigerian businessman, Aliko Dangote, number 71 on the list of its 100 most powerful people in the world - the only black person to make the list apart from  President  Barack Obama of the United States of America (USA). President of Egypt, Abdel el-Sisi, was the only other African listed apart from Dangote and he was placed at number 49, under the defiant North Korean leader Kin Jong-un who was placed at number 46, while Igor Sechin of Rosneft and Ma Huateng were placed at 47 and 48 respectively. Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, and Obama ranked in first, second and third position respectively. in the third position.

Also listed are Pope Francis at number four, Chinese Prime Minister  Xi Jinping (fifth),world’s richest men, Bill Gates (sixth) and Warren Buffet (13th) were placed and  Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) (23rd).

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