CNBC has ranked the foremost entrepreneur and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, as one of the 25 people who has had most profound impact on business and finance worldwide, barely a week after he was ranked among the 100 most influential personalities in the world by the renowned Time magazine, leading business broadcast organization
Forbes had earlier named him as the second most powerful black man, coming only after the United States (US) President, Barack Obama and the 64th most powerful in the world in the ranking of the movers and shakers of the world.
CNBC ranked Dangote as 23rd among the first 25 people who have impacted the business world most since 1989, the year CNBC went live. In the list, Steve Jobs led the pack followed by world richest, Bill Gates
“They have disrupted industries, sparked change and exercised an influence far beyond their own companies,” the medium said.
The South African-based broadcast medium said, “As the CNBC embarks on its second quarter-century, it faces a world completely altered from when it started. Then, the Dow was below 2,400. Wal-Mart didn’t make the list of America’s 500 largest companies and there was no World Wide Web.
“Only four US companies had annual revenue of more than $50 billion.”