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On Each Continent Of The World, Meet The Richest Man

Regardless of where you go on the planet, rich individuals aren’t far away. Each mainland is home to a tycoon — or possibly a mogul who has benefited from either the land’s abundance, or a family fortune and or a particular business skill.

From the mineral-rich countries of Africa to the blasting economies of Asia and back to the tech powerhouses in North America, here is a glance at riches by landmass acquisition of the world’s wealthiest individuals.

Africa: Aliko Dangote

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29:  Halima Dangote (L) and Honoree Aliko Dangote attend the TIME 100 Gala, TIME's 100 most influential people in the world, at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 29, 2014 in New York City.

  • Net worth: $13.1 billion
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Industry: Cement, sugar, flour, salt

Africa’s wealthiest individual is Aliko Dangote, an independent man who initially earned his fortune in the concrete business and has now extended his domain to incorporate sustenance staples, as indicated by Forbes. Dangote Cement is the biggest bond maker in Africa — and its name claims 90 percent of the organization. The sugar, flour and salt organizations Dangote controls are largely freely claimed, and he intends to expand concrete yield by 33 percent by 2020.

Antarctica: Arnold W. DonaldNEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16:  President and CEO of Carnival Corporation, Arnold W.

  • Net worth: Unknown
  • Country: United States
  • Industry: Travel

No human beings are indigenous to Antarctica, according to the Australian Antarctic Division. That means no one can truly call the continent home — and just a smattering of scientists hole up on the remote and frozen landscape all year round. But some people have made a lot of money there.

One of them is Arnold W. Donald, the CEO, president and director of Carnival Cruises, who in 2016 got a pay raise that increased his salary from $9.4 million to $9.9 million. Carnival charters numerous Silversea Cruises to Antarctica, so a good chunk of that money comes from the frozen continent.


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