New York, US, Dec 8 – Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote is one of only two Africans in this year’s Bloomberg’s 50 most influential people.
Dangote made it to the list for fast-tracking plans to help Nigeria import less food through his ambitious $4.6 billion rice, dairy and sugar farming projects over the next three years.
Africa’s wealthiest person is also building a 650,000 barrel-a-day oil refinery in Lagos in a bid to make Nigeria more self-sufficient.
An image of Dangote was displayed on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square, considered the most visible and most valuable advertising LED space in the world measuring roughly a quarter of an acre.
South-African born inventor and CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, is also on the list for being a global leader in electric cars and space exploration,
Other personalities that made it to the list include Walmart CEO Marc Lore, US special counsel Robert Mueller, Amazon CEO Jeff Bazos and 23-year-old Ethereum inventor, Vitalik Buterin.