Forbes 2015 Ranking: Aliko Dangote is World’s 71st Most Powerful Person


Forbes has released its annual list of the Worlds Most Powerful People.

Nigeria’s 58 year old Aliko Dangote of Dangote Group was number 71. Vladimir Putin was listed as the world’ most influential person, next to him is Angela Merkel.Third is Barack Obama.

To arrive at this list  candidatesfrom all around the world were analyzed using these four criteria-


  1. Do they have power over lots of people?
  2. The amount of financial resources controlled by the candidate. For heads of state they used GDP, while for CEOs, they looked at measures like their company’s assets and revenues. When candidates have a high personal net worth they  also took that into consideration.
  3. Is the candidate powerful in multiple spheres
  4. Does the candidate actively use his/her power?


The people who make this list are of the 0.00000001% of the world’s elite.

See the complete list here

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