Atedo Peterside has resigned from his position as a Non-Executive Director of Flour Mills Nigeria Plc’s.
Peterside, who had been serving on the board since 2011, resigned in order to have enough time to play a more deliberate role in the fight against COVID-19.
Information about Pererside’s retirement is contained in a statement that was signed by Flour Mills’ Company Secretary, Umolu Joseph, and sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
According to the statement, Atedo Peterside is going to serve as the head of the Atedo N. A. Peterside (ANAP) Foundation COVID-19, which is a not-for-profit organization. Part of the statement says:
“Having set up the ANAP Foundation COVID-19 Think Tank, Mr. Peterside wishes to personally lead the work of the foundation which would make it difficult for him to adequately represent the interests of the minority shareholders on the board of Flour Mills Nigeria, Plc.”
Mr Pererside’s resignation took effect on March 31, 2020.
While commenting on Atedo Pererside’s departure from Flour Mills, the Board Chairman, Mr. John Coumantaros, thanked him for his selfless service to the company. He said:
“While we received the news with great sadness, the Board, Executives and entire staff of FMN Plc are tremendously proud of Mr. Peterside’s decision to stand up for the Nigerian people in the face of these extraordinary circumstances.”
What you should know: ANAP Foundation is a non-profit organisation that was initially set up to promote Good Governance in Nigeria.
Peterside recently set up the foundation to serve as a Think Tank, following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
He is also the founder of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Chairman of ANAP Business Jets Ltd, and President of ANAP Foundation.
Recently, Atedo Peterside had also also resigned from the board of Nigerian Breweries Plc as Non-Executive Director due to the same reason.
As he stated in both resignations, he will now focus on fulfilling the objectives of the Think Tank, as the COVID-19 infection cases in Nigeria continue to rise.
Elon Musk’s wealth jumps in 2021, more than top 5 billionaires combined
Elon Musk has made more gains in 2021 than Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Bernard Arnault, Mark Zuckerberg, and Warren Buffet combined.
Stock holdings of Tesla recorded impressive gains on the NASDAQ and it is looking good for Tesla Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, whose fortune has gained $31.6 billion in 2021 alone.
What you should know
Elon Musk, now worth $201 billion, has made more gains in 2021 than Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Bernard Arnault, Mark Zuckerberg, and Warren Buffet combined.
- This takes to account that Jeff Bezos is down by $6.86 billion, Bill Gates’s wealth has grown by only about $712 million, and Bernard Arnault – a french-born billionaire’s wealth is down by $2.25 billion in 2021.
- Facebook’s Founder, Mark Zuckerberg has lost about $10 billion in value this year alone, as investors have reduced their stake in Facebook on privacy concerns and Warren Buffet printed a wealth gain of $1.25 billion.
- Elon Musk, who a few weeks ago, surpassed Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest person, is now the first person in modern history to ever surpass a wealth valuation of over $200 billion.
Specifically, the world’s celebrated engineer and philanthropist had led the revolution of electric cars which is showing great potential to replace fossil-based combustion engine-driven vehicles.
- Electric-car maker, Tesla Inc’s share settled at $845 after the close of its most recent trading session.
- Now worth $801 billion, Tesla has increased the concentration of heavyweight companies within the S&P 500.
Today, Tesla builds not only all-electric vehicles, but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and storage products. Tesla believes that the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better.
Musk’s wealth gain is largely attributed to Tesla, the electric car automaker, which has gained about 700% in 2020 and has become by far the world’s most valuable automaker in the world, despite producing far less than Volkswagen, Toyota, or General Motors.
What to expect
Stock experts anticipate that a Democratic-controlled U.S Senate is bullish for Tesla, on the bias that there would be more pro-renewable investments, at least for the next few years.
Tesla has gained more than 23,900% since its 2010 initial public offering, including a 5-for-1 stock split in 2020.
Aliko Dangote’s net worth falls by $840 million
The net worth of Africa’s richest man declined by $840 million as the share price of his flagship company, Dangote Cement Plc drops.
Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man and the founder of Africa’s manufacturing conglomerate, Dangote Group Plc, saw his net worth fall by $840 million to $17.5billion between January 7 and 8.
This is according to the information obtained by Nairametrics from Bloomberg’s billionaire tracker.
The decline in Dangote’s net worth can be attributed to decline in the share price of his flagship company, Dangote Cement Plc (DCP), as the market capitalization of the company lost N339 billion on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), following the completion of the first tranche of the Cement behemoth’s share buyback programme.
It is important to know that majority of Dangote’s fortune is derived from his 86% stake in the publicly-traded Dangote Cement, as the billionaire holds the shares of the company directly and through his conglomerate, Dangote Industries.
What you should know
- Nairametrics reported on Friday, 8th January 2021, that the Shares of Dangote Cement Plc lost N339 billion, following the completion of the first tranche of the Cement behemoth’s share buyback programme.
- The report revealed that the market capitalization of the company, in just a week, declined from N4,173,220,263,484.50 at the open of trade on Monday 4th of January to N3,834,114,166,125.00 at the close of trade today the 8th of January 2021.
- This development comes a week after the company successfully completed the first tranche under the Share Buy-Back Programme, as the company bought back 40,200,000 DCP shares in the open market between 30th and 31st December. The unit bought represents 0.24% of the entire current issued shares of 17,040,507,404 ordinary shares.
Elon Musk, first billionaire ever to be worth over $200 billion
Elon Musk is now the first person in modern history to ever surpass a wealth valuation of over $200 billion.
Elon Musk, who some days ago surpassed Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest person is now the first person in modern history to ever surpass a wealth valuation of over $200 billion.
What you should know: Data retrieved from Bloomberg Billionaire Index affirmed Elon Musk is now worth $209 Billion.
- It’s crucial to note that the fastest rising billionaire keeps 8.9% of his wealth ($18.7 billion) in private assets and most of his wealth comes from Tesla, the most valuable car company he founded over a decade ago.
- Elon Musk’s Tesla holdings are presently worth $15o billion.
- Elon Musk’s present net worth of $209 billion can buy 113 million troy ounces of gold or 3.74 billion barrels of crude oil.
That said, Elon Musk is passionate about contributing as much of his wealth into colonizing Mars, and he’s selling most of his material possessions to attain such a goal.
In fact, I’ll have basically almost no possessions with a monetary value, apart from the stock in the companies,” Elon Musk told Business Insider in an interview with Axel Springer CEO Mathias, many months ago. “If things are intense at work, I like just sleeping in the factory or the office. And I obviously need a place if my kids are there. So, I’ll just rent a place or something.”
Also, Elon Musk’s wealth gain in 2020 marks the fastest surge to the top of the rich list in modern history— and marks a dramatic turn around from a business riddled with debt less than two years ago as Tesla’s rapidly burnt cash to stay in operation.
- Stock experts anticipate a Democratic-controlled U.S Senate is bullish for Tesla, on the bias that there would be more pro-renewable investments at least for the next few years.
- Tesla has gained more than 23,900% since its 2010 initial public offering, including a 5-for-1 stock split in 2020.