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Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by mayprince(m): 9:37am On Mar 07
THE RICHEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

Capitalism is taking some lumps—and not just in the headlines. For only the second year in a decade, both the number of billionaires and their total wealth shrank, proving that even the wealthiest are not immune to economic forces and weak stock markets. By our latest count there are 2,153 billionaires, 55 fewer than a year ago. Of those, a record 994, or 46%, are poorer (relatively speaking) than they were last year. In total, the ultra-rich are worth $8.7 trillion, down $400 billion from 2018. Altogether 11% of last year’s list members, or 247 people, dropped out of the ranks, the most since 2009 at the height of the global financial crisis.

Asia-Pacific was hardest hit, with 60 fewer 10-figure fortunes. That dip was led by China, which has 49 fewer billionaires than a year ago. Europe, the Middle East and Africa also lost ground. The Americas, driven by a resurgent Brazil, and the U.S. are the only two regions that have more billionaires than they did a year ago. There are now a record 607 in the U.S. That includes 14 of the world’s 20 richest. Jeff Bezos is again number 1 in the world, followed by Bill Gates at number 2.

Even with strong headwinds, resourceful and relentless entrepreneurs found new ways to get rich: 195 newcomers joined the ranks. The richest newcomer is Colin Huang, the founder of Chinese discount web retailer Pinduoduo, which went public in the U.S. in July. Other notable new entrants include Spotify’s Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon; Juul Labs' James Monsees and Adam Bowen, Kind Bar’s Daniel Lubetzky and cosmetics wunderkind Kylie Jenner, who is the world’s youngest billionaire at age 21.

https://www.forbes.com/billionaires/?utm_source=LINKEDIN_COMPANY&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2172560727&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesMainLI#43d9ae03251c

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Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by mayprince(m): 9:38am On Mar 07
Only four Nigerians made the Forbes world list
1.Aliko Dangote ranked-#136 Aliko Dangote
$10.4 B
Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, founded and chairs Dangote Cement, the continent's largest cement producer.
He owns nearly 85% of publicly-traded Dangote Cement through a holding company.
Dangote Cement produces 45.6 million metric tons annually and has operations in 10 countries across Africa.
Dangote also owns stakes in publicly-traded salt, sugar and flour manufacturing companies.
Dangote Refinery has been under construction for three years and is expected to be one of the world's largest oil refineries once complete.

2.Michael Adenuga ranked #156 Mike Adenuga
$9.2 B
Adenuga, Nigeria's second richest man, built his fortune in telecom and oil production.
His mobile phone network, Globacom, is the third largest operator in Nigeria, with 43 million subscribers.
His oil exploration outfit, Conoil Producing, operates 6 oil blocks in the Niger Delta.
Adenuga got an MBA at Pace University in New York, supporting himself as a student by working as a taxi driver.
He made his first million at age 26 selling lace and distributing soft drinks.

3.Abdulsamad Rabiu ranked #1425 Abdulsamad Rabiu
$1.6 B
Abdulsamad Rabiu is the founder of BUA Group, a Nigerian conglomerate active in cement production, sugar refining and real estate.
In December 2018, Rabiu merged his privately-owned Kalambaina Cement company with listed firm Cement Co. of Northern Nigeria, which he controlled.
His BUA Group also owns Obu Cement, which expanded its production with a new line in 2018.
Rabiu, the son of a businessman, inherited land from his father.
He set up his own business in 1988 importing iron, steel and chemicals.

4.Folorunsho Alakija
#1941 Folorunsho Alakija
$1.1 B
Folorunsho Alakija is vice chair of Famfa Oil, a Nigerian oil exploration company with a stake in Agbami Oilfield, a prolific offshore asset.
Famfa Oil's partners include Chevron and Petrobras.
Alakija's first company was a fashion label whose customers included the wife of former Nigerian president Ibrahim Babangida.
The Nigerian government awarded Alakija's company an oil prospecting license in 1993, which was later converted to an oil mining lease.
The Agbami field has been operating since 2008; Famfa Oil says it will likely operate through 2024.

Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by Okuda(m): 9:40am On Mar 07
old money!
Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by mayprince(m): 10:18pm On Mar 07
lalasticlala this FP material na
Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by Portsvessels: 11:53pm On Mar 07
Very soon I will be on that list. Forbes will come knocking

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Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by IprintMONEY: 11:33am On Mar 08
OMG I bow to my mentors.
This post is giving me a very hard solid Hardon now. Thumbs up to all the real mvps Making legit money
Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by izuch(m): 11:33am On Mar 08
When will my name be on this list sef? angry

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Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by XaintJoel20: 11:33am On Mar 08
The list is not complete.
I can't find my name there.

They should edit it to include my name.

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Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by Nobody: 11:33am On Mar 08
are they doing give aways so why would i want to meet them
Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by Justbeingreal(m): 11:34am On Mar 08
Nice

90% of em are old folks tho... They have been grinding for years with lots of patience to get there and also favor played a role to their success...

These days we don't have patience tho... We want m sharp sharp that's why there's chaos erywia....

P.s. Some illegal earners won't be in that list and they are richer than a lot of the listed names up there...

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Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by superior1: 11:35am On Mar 08
The real billionaires will just smile at this list

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Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by Sirpaul(m): 11:35am On Mar 08
no be only give away na dash and throw away .....
Joromi12:
are they doing give aways so why would i want to meet them
Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by Lordofthewest(m): 11:35am On Mar 08
Nah..This list is not complete they've tampered with the list, I see no chest-beaters on the list only lazy afonjas and almajiri northerners. why nau?

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Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by Buharimustgo: 11:35am On Mar 08
Ok

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Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by Proffdada: 11:35am On Mar 08
I want to be wealthy not rich cool
Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by coolzeal(m): 11:35am On Mar 08
My role models.. Dem no dey make noise.
Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by princeking2(m): 11:35am On Mar 08
This is good.
I salute them all.
It is a sign that Poverty respects some people and will never dare their paths.
More Billionaires coming from Nigeria Soon.

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Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by Platony(m): 11:35am On Mar 08
Soon my name will be on dat list. grin
Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by zone51: 11:36am On Mar 08
Good for them
Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by wethebest(m): 11:37am On Mar 08
Am coming
Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by fasho01(m): 11:39am On Mar 08
I tap into this.. #LifeGoals
Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by vioment: 11:40am On Mar 08
Bill Gates just dey there like k for maths-aka constant.
Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by Sagay212: 11:41am On Mar 08
How come the owners of 99.9% properties are not on the list. The people who claim Nigeria will crash without them are no where near the list. This must be some amala and ewedu list...

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Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by webtutorr: 11:41am On Mar 08
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Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by fasho01(m): 11:41am On Mar 08
superior1:
The real billionaires will just smile at this list

Sabi guy cheesy

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Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by Jiang(m): 11:44am On Mar 08
Lordofthewest:
Nah..This list is not complete they've tampered with the list, I see no chest-beaters on the list only lazy afonjas and almajiri northerners. why nau?

They only appear when Forbes container billionaires are mentioned
grin

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Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by totit: 11:45am On Mar 08
Been looking,searching for Awa deveroopas blolodas on the list but can't find none. This is marginalization. sad shocked

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Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by Monaco2(m): 11:47am On Mar 08
Only 4 billionaires from Nigeria o... una dey year o las las una go Dey call otedola n papa obo billionaire

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Re: Meet The World Billionaires Of 2019 - Forbes (Photos) by OLUWAFUNMISE(f): 11:49am On Mar 08
Who removed my name from the list embarassed

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