When you hear the word richest man in the world, who comes to mind? It is often said that the ranks of the world’s conglomerates are filled with Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, to Warren Buffett. However, there are many other world figures who are the number one people of giant companies. Among the long list of the world’s richest people, several are Muslim entrepreneurs.
The world’s richest businessmen also come from different countries, namely Nigeria, Pakistan, to India. Their business also operates in many sectors. No wonder the following series of businessmen have been named the richest people.
shahid khan/ Photo: Doc. Forbes
Shahid Khan is an American-Pakistani man who is Muslim. It is known that he has a wealth of up to 11.7 billion USD or the equivalent of Rp. 175.32 trillion. This wealth also succeeded in giving him the position of the 146th richest person in the world.
Engineers who manufacture truck bumpers now have 69 factories in the world and workers of more than 26 thousand people. He is also the owner of American Football, namely the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL, since 2012. The following year, he bought the English football club, Fulham FC. Shahid Khan with his son, Tony Khan, also launched a professional wrestling entertainment center that rivals WWE, namely All Elite Wrestling, in 2019.
After venturing into the world of sports, Shahid turned to the media by becoming the main investor for the US Black News Channel (BNC) media channel in 2020.
Where is Dangote?
Aliko Dangote, Africa’s wealthiest man, attends the opening ceremony of Africa’s biggest oil refinery in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, May 22, 2023. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday opened the oil refinery, with hopes it would help the energy-rich country achieve self-sufficiency and become a net exporter of refined petroleum products. The $19 billion facility built by Dangote, is one of the world’s biggest oil refineries and has a capacity of 650,000 barrels per day./ Foto: AP/Sunday Alamba
Africa’s richest man who also made it to the list of the world’s richest people is the CEO of the Dangote Group. Yes, Aliko Dangote is known to have a wealth of up to 9.8 billion USD or around Rp. 146.85 trillion. This man from Nigeria occupies the 130th position as the world’s richest person.
He holds the Dangote Cement cement business which is the largest cement company in Africa where they are able to produce 48.6 million tons of cement per year and control 85% of the cement market. Even though the business has generated a lot of profit, Dangote expanded its business in the middle of last year by establishing the Dangote Refinery, an oil refinery that is claimed to be the largest in the world.
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