Forbes Africa, one of the most influential business magazines, has announced the top five candidates for this year’s Forbes Africa Person of the Year title, and the nominees are Aliko Dangote, Dr James Mwangi, Joyce Banda, Tony Elumelu and Stephen Saad.
These individuals were nominated by the readers and selected because of their impact on African business in the past year. The winner of the award would have had an influence on the events of the year on the African continent.
Nigeria is climbing higher and being recognized as one of the richest African countries as the October edition of the Forbes Africa magazine featured Pascal Dozie, one of Nigeria’s top ten richest men who in his 73 years, went to college with Mick Jagger, built a bank and helped Nigeria into the cell phone era.
Sanusi Lamido, Central Bank Of Nigeria Governor, has also been awarded the Forbes Africa Person Of The Year Title in the past.
The nominees for the Forbes Africa Person Of The Year Title are from Nigeria (Dangote, Elumelu), Kenya (Mwangi), Malawi (Banda), and South Africa (Saad). Aliko Dangote, founder and president of Dangote Group, was also last year’s runner-up to Forbes Africa Person of The Year and is Africa’s richest man, worth more than $11.2 billion.
Voting closes on Thursday, 1st November, 2012, and The Person of the Year will be revealed at a Forbes Africa event in Nigeria, details of which would be revealed soon.
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