Forbes has released its annual World’s Billionaires List for the year 2022, and only 3 Nigerians made the list in the persons of Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga and Abdulsamad Rabiu of Bua Industries.

This year’s list ranks 2,668 billionaires across the world.

Aliko Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Mike Adenuga

Only three Africans — all Nigerians — were in the Top 500 of the list.

Aliko Dangote is the first African on the list at No. 130, making him the richest man in Africa, with a total earning of $14 billion.


Mike Adenuga, the owner of Globacom, who is number 324 on the list, is the second African on the list, with his $7.3 billion fortune.

Abdulsamad Rabiu, BUA Group Chairman, was listed at number 350 with his $6.9 billion fortune.

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers with her $74.8 billion fortune was ranked as the richest woman on the planet for the second year running.

She is number 14 on the general list.

She’s the granddaughter of the founder of beauty giant L’Oréal.