Aliko Dangote‘s fortunes are set to soar in 2022, after he jumped 48 places in four months to become the 68th wealthiest billionaire alive.
According to Bloomberg, Dangote amassed $27.7 million (N11.4 billion) on Thursday, May 5, 2022, and is now worth $20.7 billion.
According to the report, Dangote has earned $1.62 billion since the beginning of 2022, making him one of the few billionaires to have a positive Thursday.
According to Nairametrics, hundreds of billions of dollars in market value were whipped out of US stock, causing some of the world’s wealthiest men to lose their fortunes.
In fact, only 26 of the 100 billionaires on the Bloomberg list made money.
The wealth of the world’s four richest men has been depleted.
Elon Musk’s wealth fell by $18.5 billion on the day, the largest loss for the world’s richest person. Elon Musk’s net worth has increased to $249 billion.
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, is currently valued at $140 billion, a $9.73 billion loss in wealth for the day.
Bernard Arnault, the French fashion icon and Europe’s top entrepreneur, is third on the list, with a fortune estimated to be around $127 billion, though it has dropped by $4.84 billion for the day. It is the only billionaire in the top four who is not from the technology sector.
His controlling stake in LVMH, which he controls through his holding company Christian Dior, accounts for a large portion of his fortune.
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, the world’s most valuable software company, comes in fourth place.
For many years, Gates was the world’s richest man. According to recent data, his wealth valuation fell by $2.68 billion for the day, bringing his total wealth to $125 billion.