richest man, Aliko Dangote, has dropped in the yearly ranking of the
world’s richest men as 19-year-old Norwegian, Alexandra Andresen joins
the list of world’s billionaires.
to the latest ranking released by Forbes, world’s richest man, Bill
Gates, still tops the list of world’s richest men for the third
consecutive year as Africa’s only man initially on the top 50 list
dropped to 51st after being 37th on the list.The Nigerian business mogul and
amassed a wealth of $15.4 billion during the period under review as
against the $25 billion he had last year to stand as the richest on the
surprise addition to this year’s list of world’s billionaires is the
19-year-old professional dressage rider from Norway. According to
Forbes, Miss Andresen is a scion of a family which made its fortune
Alexandra Andresen pictured with her horse Belamour Photo: Åse-Berit JamneIn
1849 her great, great, great grandfather founded what was to become
Norway’s leading cigarette producer but in 2005, the family sold the
company for ethical reasons, netting $500 million.
is ranked 1,476 among the 1,810 people on the list while her sister,
Katharina, 20, is the second youngest on the list.