Aliko Dangote was born on April 10, 1957, to an affluent and highly esteemed family. Dangote was raised by Alhaji Alhassan Dantata, his grandfather, who was once the richest man in Africa. He studied business studies and administration at the Al-Azhar University, Kairo. According to several reports, Aliko discovered his passion for business from a very tender age, and many years down the line, he founded the Dangote Group in the year 1977.
Not only number one in Nigeria, but Aliko Dangote is also the richest man in Africa
The company from inception became a major producer of pasta, flour, and sugar. At the moment, Dangote Group has diversified into many businesses which are all subdivisions of the Dangote Group. They are Dangote Sugar Refinery, Dangote Cement, and Dangote Flour. Dangote Oil Refinery in Ibeju Lekki Lagos is the largest refinery in Africa.
He is currently living in Lagos which the richest state in Nigeria with the richest people in Nigeria.
Aliko Dangote’s net worth
He was the 6th on the list of the “100 Most Influential Philanthropists” organized by Richtopia, other awards include Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2014 and Clinton Global Citizen Award 2015. At the moment, Dangote is worth $8.4 billion and with that amount of money, he is currently the richest man in the entire Continent of Africa as well.
Aliko Dangote’s property
Aliko has a tastefully designed castle-like mansion in the UK. In 2013 he acquired a state of the art yacht adorned with many impressive gadgets. In addition to a ₦15b yacht that used to give the ride to Anthony Joshua, Aliko Dangote owns a super classy Bombardier’s Global Express XRS private jet that’s worth $45 million.
Aliko Dangote’s cars
When it comes to cars, the richest man in Nigeria and also in Africa did not disappoint. Aliko Dangote’s car fleet has no place for a mediocre car. All the exotic cars come at prices that a normal person would only dream of. They are the $1m Maybach 57S Knight Luxury, $2m Bugatti Veyron, $310,000 Bentley Mulsanne, etc.
Interesting facts about Aliko Dangote
- He only needs 1314 hours equivalent to 55 days of work to buy his $2.3 million Bugatti Veyron.
- Though being a billionaire, Aliko Dangote once ignited public and media interest by riding a bus alongside Femi Otedola and Governor Ambode.