The Dantata Family is arguably the richest families in the country with the billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote also being related to this prestigious family.
Sanusi Dantata was a Nigerian entrepreneur and the son of Alhasal Dantata. His father, Alhassan was a Northern Nigerian trader in kola nuts, ground nuts and distributor of European goods. He used to supply the large British trading companies with raw materials. When he died, he was said to be one of the wealthiest men in West Africa.
The other members of the family include:
Ahmadu Dantata (1916-1960): son, a politician
Alhaji Abdulkadir Dantata: grandson
Alhaji Mudi Dantata (1918-2005), son, a successful Businessman
Aliko Dangote (1957- till date): great grandson, a billionaire
Aminu Dantata (1931- till date): son, a businessman
Mamuda Dantata (1922–1983): son, founder of the West African Pilgrims Association and a currency trader
Sanusi Dantata (1917-1997): son, a successful businessman.