Strive Masiyiwa not among the world's 300 richest people

By Staff writer | 04 Mar 2019 at 13:33hrs
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Bloomberg has updated its Billionaires Index for March 2019 and Zimbabwe's richest man does not feature.

Unsurprisingly the list is dominated by Americans, with Amazon's Jeff Bezos ($138 billion), Microsoft's Bill Gates ($98.5 billion) and Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffet ($83.6 billion) named as the three wealthiest people in the world right now.

In comparison, there are just six Africans ranked among the world's 500 richest people, while China which has a population that rivals the African continent, boasts 44 billionaires on the list.

Aliko Dangote's $17 billion net worth makes the Nigerian the richest person in Africa.

Dangote is among just a few Nigerian billionaires, most of whom accrued their wealth by coming into possession of lucrative oil blocks or, in the case of telecom magnate Mike Adenuga, providing services to a fast-growing population.

Egyptian brothers Nassef and Naguib Sawiris also feature on the list with a net worth of $6.79 billion and $5.04 billion respectively.

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