Forbes Names Dangote 2nd Most Powerful Man In Africa

Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive of Nigeria's Dangote Group speaks during the final session of the World Economic Forum on Africa meeting in Cape Town June 6, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA)

Forbes Magazine has named the President of Dangote Group,  Alhaji Aliko Dangote as Africa’s richest man and the second most powerful man in Africa, coming behind Egyptian President, Abdel el-Sisi.

Dangote was also named in the list of top 100 most powerful people in the world.

Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin was named as the most powerful man on earth, followed by American President Donald Trump and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, as the 2nd and 3rd most powerful persons in the world, respectively.

Dangote came 2nd in Africa and was named the 68th most powerful man on earth.

Forbes in the latest edition of its 74 World Most Powerful People ranking list, indicated that the 64-year-old Putin was the most powerful in the world, ahead of Trump who was second on the list.

Former U.S. President, Barack Obama was placed 48th on the list.

Leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis was in fifth place, while world’s richest man, Bill Gates, comes in the seventh; Chinese President Xi Jinping came before the Pope in number four, while the Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was the 10th most powerful person in the world.

Forbes reported that there are nearly 7.4 billion people on planet earth but the listed men and women are the most powerful that make the world turn.