The prominent United States based news media with preference for business and financial news reporting, Bloomberg has named Aliko Dangote among the 50 world most influential personalities.
United States President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Angela Merkel were on the list. Dangote made the list right on number 41.
The group of personalities chosen by the Bloomberg consisted of CEOs, world leaders as well as religious leaders.
According to Bloomberg, those on the list “build companies and assemble fortunes. They run banks, or hope to disrupt them. They shape economies and spread ideas. They manage money and wield the clout that goes with the billions of dollars they invest”
“Aliko Dangote, founder, Dangote Group, Africa’s most successful businessman built his fortune in sugar, textiles, and cement in his native Nigeria, where today he’s a political as well as a financial power broker. He’s expanding in other countries and may list his cement company in London.” Bloomberg said.
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