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Aliko Dangote, is the wealthiest man in Africa and 51st richest man in the world with a net worth of $15.4 Billion. He is known for his investments in various commodities through his brand, Dangote Group, the continent’s largest cement producer.
|Date of Birth||10 April 1957|
|Education||Bachelor of Arts / Science, Al-Azhar University|
Aliko Dangote’s company produces more than 30 Million metric tons annually and plans to double capacity by 2018. He has spread the company’s operations throughout West Africa and employed more than 11,000 people.
In Nigeria, Aliko Dangote is a dominant leader in the sugar market and refinery business and captures 70% of the market as a supplier to soft drinks companies, confectioners, and breweries of the country.
Aliko Dangote owns salt factories and flour mills and is a major importer of rice, fish, pasta, cement and fertilizer. The prominent entrepreneur exports cotton, cashew nuts, cocoa, sesame seed and ginger to several countries including investments in banking and real estate, textiles, transport, oil and gas.
In January 2009, he was honored as the leading provider of employment in the Nigerian construction industry and the country’s second highest civilian. He also received Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger by the President.
Aliko Dangote also known for being the richest African man owns an amazingly luxurious yacht, Mariya since 2013.
Aliko Dangote's Abuja mansion worth $30 Million, it is where he reside for past 12 years.
Aliko Dangote owns an ultra-luxurious house in Africa which is highly sumptuous, designed magnificently, complimenting the Billionaire’s stature.
His fleet of cars includes the luxurious Maybach, the splendid Bugatti Veyron, and the royal Bentley.
The African business tycoon, enjoying all the exquisite richness, owns a yacht which he often uses for his personal and professional forays.
The assets of Aliko Dangote also include a private jet that is specifically made for his personal use.
Aliko Dangote established the Dangote Group when he was only 20 years old. It started as a small trading firm, but grew up into one of the continent’s biggest conglomerates, spreading the business all over the nation including Nigeria, Benin, Togo, and Ghana.
Aliko Dangote is popular for his contributions to many charitable organizations in Nigeria. He also donated close to $1 Million to help the continent fight the deadly Ebola virus in 2014.
He received the honor as Africa Person of the Year 2014 by Forbes.
Aliko Dangote, an ethnic Muslim from Kano State hails from a very prominent business family. He is the great-grand-son of Alhaji Alhassan Dantata, the richest African at the time of his death in 1955.
Aliko Dangote has many luxurious cars parked in his garage and was spotted driving sports car, Ferrari 458.