The President of Aliko Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has been named among the 50 world’s most influential people, according to Bloomberg.
The renowned media house called it Bloomberg Markets 50 Most Influential, andthis is the testimonial written about Dangote:
“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.”
Criteria for ranking includes those who build companies and assemble fortunes. Those who have helped shaped economies and spread ideas. “They manage money and wield the clout that goes with the billions of dollars they invest.”
The personalities on Bloomberg’s list consisted of of CEOs, world leaders as well as religious leaders. As expected, US President, Barack Obama; German Chancellor, Angela Merkel; and Pope Francis made the list, with Dangote ranked 41st.
See below the full of Bloomberg’s most influential persons 2015:
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