“So no Igbo man on the list” – Reactions as Forbes releases list of richest people in the world as of March 2024

Mixed reactions have started pouring online as Forbes releases the list of richest people in the world as of March 2024.

On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024, Forbes said there are more billionaires in 2024 despite inflation and political unrest.

According to Forbes, there are now 2,781 billionaires globally – rising by 141 compared to 2023 data and 26 more than the record set in 2021.

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Forbes said; “They are richer than ever, worth $14.2 trillion in the aggregate, up by $ 2 trillion from 2023 and $1.1 trillion above the previous record, also set in 2021.”

A quick check confirmed that Aliko Dangote worth $13.4B, Mike Adenuga worth $6.7B, Abdulsamad Rabiu worth $5.2B, and Femi Otedola worth $1.4b are the only Nigerians in the Forbes 2024 list of Richest people in the world.

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This development did not sit down well with some Nigerians most especially Igbo people as they strongly criticized the Forbes List.

See the List of Nigerians on the Forbes List as of March 2024 below;

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"So no Igbo man on the list" - Reactions as Forbes releases list of richest people in the world as of March 2024

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Dangote, chairman of Dangote Cement, maintained his top position as the richest man in Africa. His fortune rose to $13.4 billion earning him the 144th position, according to Forbes.

With a $6.7 billion net worth, Adenuga, chairman of Globacom, a telecommunication company in Nigeria, was ranked at 409th spot.

Rabiu, chairman of BUA Group, whose net worth was estimated at $5.2 billion, was placed at the 581 st position.

Celebrity billionaire, Femi Otedola, the Chairman of Geregu Power and also the Chairman of First Bank Holdings was ranked 2152 spot with a networth of $1.4BILLION.

See reactions below;

siimisolatasha: So no Igbo on the list and they make the most noise ๐Ÿ˜‚.

melzzy___’: Arthur Eze smiling at one corner ๐Ÿ˜.

bright___r: There are numerous Igbo billionaires in the East.., itโ€™s just that they havenโ€™t declared their assets ๐Ÿ˜.

m_i_volga:ย  You see this Otedola ? Thereโ€™s something powerful about him. A very silent achiever.

chioma_mathias: Politicians looking at this smiling โ€œ you dunno whatโ€™s going on โ€œ

sweetpatootie_: Igbos are still the richest tribe in Nigeria.

jay_scotch_autos: Do you know there are people who are this rich but didn’t make it to this list ?๐Ÿ˜‚.

cash.freezo:ย  Some igbo men get that money but we donโ€™t make noise ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

bashgaa__: 2 Hausa, 2 Yoruba & 0 Alariwo. Ndi we are the richest ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜….

__donmaiku:ย  Lol one man said all these forbes list are lie!the richest people are not on Forbes list๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

In similar news, checkout the list of richest kings in Nigeria as well as the richest Yahoo boys and also yoruba men in Nigeria

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