Respected and influential American magazine, Forbes has named President, of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, among the 100 most powerful people in the world.
The business mogul is the only black person who made the list apart from President Barack Obama of the United States of America (USA).
He is ranked number 71.
Also, 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.
On number one spot is the Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, followed by the Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, and Obama 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).
Recently, the Nigerian-born businessman was named among the 50 world most influential personalities by Bloomberg, another renowned United States-based news media.