That is according to Forbes ranking of the most powerful people in the world, and interestingly Aliko Dangote ranked higher than some very notable figures at the 64th position. The list features 72 very powerful people.
With a net worth as $ 16.1 Billion, he still stands as the richest man in Nigeria and Africa.
Other notable names of on the list include Vladimir Putin, President of Russia who takes the No. 1 spot, President of the United States Barack Obama (2), Pope Francis (4), German Chancellor/Backbone of the 27-member European Union Angela Merkel (5), Bill Gates (6), David Cameron (11), Warren Buffett (13), Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google (17) and Bill Clinton (43)
Full list of names: http://www.forbes.com/powerful-people/list/